In general, version 4.1.7 improves again on some core functionality surrounding saving values. Previously, ACF would run the save function twice; once for the post revision, and again for the actual post. Now, all database updates are cached the first time round, meaning there is no need for any logic to be run when saving the actual post. This will hopefully increase save time and reduce PHP memory limit issues.
Many JS issues have been resolved and you will notice a new feature on the radio button field allowing for a custom ‘other’ value to be stored and even added to the field’s choices
In other news
The new support forum is traveling well after its recent beta debut! After a great user response, I will be unveiling the support forum to the world over this weekend. Expect a blog post outlining all the details, but in general, the current support forum will be moved to a ‘old.support’ sub domain and the new forum will take it’s place.
Also, please note that no data will be migrated from the old to new support forum. Vanilla forums do not offer an export feature and we should take this opportunity to start fresh with new relevant topics, answers and results!
Coming up next
Big news! With v4.1.7 complete, there is a clear view to the v4.2.0 release which will provide full support for image custom fields! Also, work will start soon on a new section to the ACF site; Knowledge Base. This section will act as a knowledge center that sits between the documentation and the forum. It’s main objective is to offer simple tutorials and questions with answers that reference the documentation.
About the Author
Elliot is a web developer working "down under" on the Advanced Custom Fields WordPress plugin in Australia. Having a previous life in design, Elliot is passionate about all things interactive. Enjoys skateboarding, coffee and building things.