The first release candidate for ACF PRO 5.8 is now available! 🥳🤩❤! This new version includes all the awesome features first shown in the ACF 5.8 – Introducing ACF Blocks for Gutenberg announcement.
To test ACF PRO 5.8.0-RC1, please login to your store account and click the See all versions link alongside your license. Download, extract and replace ‘advanced-custom-fields-pro’ plugin folder contents.
Think you’ve found a bug? Please post in detail a new support ticket.
The development of ACF Blocks has seen an exciting pace over the past few months with many new features being added thanks to the wonderful feedback you have provided!
This latest version is no different, and we have new features to share!
When reusable blocks were first announced, I was excited to see a Gutenberg feature that spoke directly to my inner web developer.
Reusing data and optimizing the publishing experience is something we all do naturally when creating bespoke websites with custom fields. Now, we can continue to provide our authors with a similar workflow for blocks.
This example shows how updating one block will also update the other. This works across multiple pages too, as all reusable blocks link to a single origin of data!
Another simple but exciting feature to share is a new mode called “auto”. This mode is defined just like “edit” or “preview” and allows the block to decide which interface to show depending on the block’s state.
When selected, the block will change to “edit” mode, otherwise its preview will be shown. This simulates a more natural Gutenberg editing flow apart from the obvious lack of “inline” components. You can start using “auto” in any existing ACF Block, just change the settings like so.
'mode' => 'auto',
Please find the full list of changes below: