Returns the settings of a specific sub field within a have_rows() loop.

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.


get_sub_field_object($selector, [$post_id = false], [$format_value = true], [$load_value = true]);
  • $selector (string) (Required) The field name or field key.
  • $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.


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

    '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'                => ''


  • Added in version 4.0


This function works in a similar way to get_sub_field(), meaning it must be used within a have_rows() loop. This example shows how to list out a sub field’s choices using its value to highlight the selected one.

<?php if( have_rows('repeater') ): ?>
    <?php while( have_rows('repeater') ): the_row(); ?>

        // Get the sub field called "select".
        $select = get_sub_field_object('select');

        // Get its value.
        $value = $select['value'];

        // Loop over its choices.
            <?php foreach( $select['choices'] as $k => $v ): ?>
                <li <?php echo ($k === $value) ? 'class="selected"' : ''; ?>>
                    <?php echo $v; ?>
            <?php endforeach; ?>
    <?php endwhile; ?>
<?php endif; ?>

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