get_field_object()

Description

Returns the settings of a specific field.

Each field contains many settings such as a label, name and type. This function can be used to load these settings as an array along with the field’s value.

Parameters

get_field_object($selector, [$post_id = false], [$format_value = true], [$load_value = true]);
  • $selector (string) (Required) The field name or field key.
  • $post_id (mixed) (Optional) The post ID where the value is saved. Defaults to the current post.
  • $format_value (bool) (Optional) Whether to apply formatting logic. Defaults to true.
  • $load_value (bool) (Optional) Whether to load the field’s value. Defaults to true.

Return

This function will return an array looking something like the following. Please note that each field contains unique settings.

array(
    'ID'                => 0,
    'key'               => '',
    'label'             => '',
    'name'              => '',
    'prefix'            => '',
    'type'              => 'text',
    'value'             => null,
    'menu_order'        => 0,
    'instructions'      => '',
    'required'          => 0,
    'id'                => '',
    'class'             => '',
    'conditional_logic' => 0,
    'parent'            => 0,
    'wrapper'           => array(
        'width'             => '',
        'class'             => '',
        'id'                => ''
    )
);

Example

Display a field’s label and value

This example shows how to load a field and display its label and value.

<?php
$field = get_field_object('my_field');
?>
<p><?php echo $field['label'] ?>: <?php echo $field['value'] ?></p>

Display a field’s label and value from a specific post

This example shows how to load a field and display its label and value from the post with ID = 123.

<?php
$field = get_field_object('my_field', 123);
?>
<p><?php echo $field['label'] ?>: <?php echo $field['value'] ?></p>

Retrieve a field using its key

In some circumstances it may be necessary to load a field by its key, such as when a value has not yet been saved.
This example shows how to load a field using its key.

<?php
$field = get_field_object('field_123456');
?>

Display field type specific data

Some field types store extra data such as the Select field. This example shows how to loop over a Select field’s choices and display them in a list.

<?php
$field = get_field_object('my_select');
if( $field['choices'] ): ?>
    <ul>
        <?php foreach( $field['choices'] as $value => $label ): ?>
            <li><?php echo $label; ?></li>
        <?php endforeach; ?>
    </ul>
<?php endif; ?>

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