1 Jun

Say hello to the new Advanced Custom Fields blog

By Elliot Condon

I am very happy to announce the launch of the all new, Advanced Custom Fields blog. This space will now act as the primary information center for news, upcoming versions and release notes, which until now has been somewhat of a difficulty to find.

So, speaking of news, let’s take a look at what you can expect to see shortly on the ACF radar:

Version 4.1.5

Then next version soon to be released, will focus on improving many small issues with the current version, this includes:

  • New library options for file / image field (allow library to be restricted to uploadedTo)
  • Better PHP validation of data to remove potential PHP errors
  • New $defaults array within each field type object to better handle default settings
  • New $l10n array within each field type object to better handle PHP to JS string translations
  • Improvements to JS all round

Upcoming features

The next big version will be 4.2.0 and will bring in some very exiting new features! The main of which is will be 100% integration between custom fields and attachments! The new WP uploader will be completely connected with ACF and adding custom fields to images will never have looked so good!

In doing so, the requirements for ACF will be bumped up to WP 3.5, ruling out support for the ‘old’ uploader. This is a necessary sacrifice which I believe will benefit ACF greatly by reducing bloated and redundant code and streamlining the JS

Other news

In other news, I am currently looking for developers, designers, enthusiasts and even end users of ACF to help out on the support forum and upcoming knowledge base section. If you would like to help out, I would be more than happy to chat about ideas, you can email me at [email protected]

That’s it for now, thanks again for all your support.

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