Flexible Content

Last updated Feb 17, 2022


The Flexible Content field provides a simple, structured, block-based editor.

Using layouts and sub fields to design the available blocks, this field type acts as a blank canvas to which you can define, create and manage content with total control.



  • Layouts
    Defines the layouts available when editing content. Each layout contains Label, Name, Limit, Display and Field settings.

  • Button Label
    The text shown in the ‘Add Row’ button.

  • Minimum Layouts
    Sets a limit on how many layouts are required.

  • Maximum Layouts
    Sets a limit on how many layouts are allowed.

Template usage

The Flexible Content field returns a multi-dimensional array containing the layouts and their sub field values.

Accessing the value is done via the have_rows, the_row, get_sub_field, and the_sub_field functions.

Loop example

This example demonstrates how to loop over a Flexible Content field value and access sub fields from different layouts.


// Check value exists.
if( have_rows('content') ):

    // Loop through rows.
    while ( have_rows('content') ) : the_row();

        // Case: Paragraph layout.
        if( get_row_layout() == 'paragraph' ):
            $text = get_sub_field('text');
            // Do something...

        // Case: Download layout.
        elseif( get_row_layout() == 'download' ): 
            $file = get_sub_field('file');
            // Do something...


    // End loop.

// No value.
else :
    // Do something...

Display layouts

This example demonstrates how to loop through a Flexible Content field and generate HTML for different layouts.

<?php if( have_rows('content') ): ?>
    <?php while( have_rows('content') ): the_row(); ?>
        <?php if( get_row_layout() == 'paragraph' ): ?>
            <?php the_sub_field('paragraph'); ?>
        <?php elseif( get_row_layout() == 'image' ): 
            $image = get_sub_field('image');
                <?php echo wp_get_attachment_image( $image['ID'], 'full' ); ?>
                <figcaption><?php echo $image['caption']; ?></figcaption>
        <?php endif; ?>
    <?php endwhile; ?>
<?php endif; ?>