ACF PRO 5.9 Beta2 is now available for download 🌈☀️! This includes all the highly anticipated updates shown in our ACF 5.9 – Exciting new features announcement.
To access this release, please login to your store account and select this version from the available downloads shown on the Licenses page. Users who already have a beta version installed will find an automatic update available via the Plugins admin page.
👨💻 Please find the release notes below. And for the latest ACF news, follow us on Twitter @wp_acf.
A discrepancy between WP core and the Gutenberg plugin was discovered affecting the
$is_preview parameter within a block type’s render callback/template. This issue prevented blocks from knowing the rendering context which then affected the ability to display InnerBlocks content. This bug has been fixed, allowing developers testing out the latest Gutenberg features to also test out ours!
As part of our support for the
Under normal circumstances there isn’t any reason to include inline script tags within JSX, which is why React does not support it. Due to our unique position allowing JSX to be defined via a server-side technology, we’ve added in a layer of support for inline script tags.
A bug was reported, and subsequently squashed, causing the “post_types” setting found in
acf_register_block_type() to go unnoticed by our API. This setting is now working as intended.
The previous 5.9-beta1 release unfortunately included a bug causing changes made in “auto” and “edit” modes to go unnoticed by our preview listener. This meant that when switching back to “preview” mode, no AJAX request was made to update the block preview. This bug is now fixed, and all modes will now work as intended.
A minor bug during the refactoring of the Menu location rule caused the “Menu Locations” values fail to match correctly when editing a Menu. This bug has been fixed, and all Menu location values are confirmed working.
In an attempt to tackle two separate issues, we have made some improvements to our
ACF_Assets class which is responsible for enqueuing all the scripts and styles needed for ACF to function. These improvements fix a bug where the Gallery field was unable to save (in a specific situation) within a block, and also a bug where an empty attachment item is displayed within the Media modal.
A issue with conditional logic rules was brought to our attention when duplicating a Field Group. This issue caused grand-children (sub sub fields) to incorrectly change their conditions to the newly duplicated children. This bug is now fixed.
Various bugs have been reported in relation to the new Row and Layout duplication features. This beta2 release includes a fix for some (but not all) fields including Color, Tab, Date, DateTime and Time. These fields were reported to become “unresponsive” after duplication, and a fix has been applied.
We suspect there are more fields susceptible to the same issue, and will review all field types in beta3.
As a result from the above fix, we have added new JS actions for “duplicate_fields” and “duplicate_field”, which are triggered during when duplicating a Row or Layout.
This release also merges in the most recent stable version of ACF which at this time is 5.8.12. This release contains a handful of useful improvements which we are happy to now have in 5.9.0-beta2.
🙌 Thanks to everyone who helped make this release possible. Think you’ve found a bug? Please post in detail a new support ticket.