ACF Custom Database Tables v1.0

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  1. Download the plugin zip file from the Hookturn website.
  2. Head to the plugins area of your website – e.g; – and upload the file.
  3. Activate the plugin.

Enabling ACF JSON

Whilst not a requirement, we highly recommend you consider enabling ACF Local JSON before creating any tables. ACF Local JSON improves the performance of ACF and also makes it possible for you to remove ACF’s key references from your core meta tables.

Enabling ACF JSON is as simple as creating an acf-json directory inside your theme directory. See for further information.

With ACF JSON enabled, the plugin will store all custom database table definitions inside the acf-json/database-tables directory.

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