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ACF Custom Database Tables

Using the Gravity Forms Advanced Post Creation add-on with ACF Custom Database Tables

Learn how to use the Gravity Forms Advanced Post Creation Add-on to save data to custom database tables.

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Cookie-based authentication when using the WordPress API Fetch NPM package

A nice little side effect of the development of WordPress’ Gutenberg block editor is that we now have a range of WordPress-oriented NPM packages available to us. One such package that I’ve been using in recent development for the ACF Custom Database Tables plugin is the @wordpress/api-fetch package which, as its name implies, is all […]

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ACF Custom Database Tables 1.1 Released: Repeater Field Support, Column Data Type Filters, Plugin Settings Panel, & more

After many months of hard work version 1.1.0 of our ACF Custom Database Tables plugin is finally done. This release introduces support for the ACF Repeater Field type along with a number of other improvements and filters which enable developers to implement finer control over their custom database table structures. Some important things to note […]

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ACF Custom Database Tables version 1.1.0-rc2 is now available

It’s been a long wait but after many rounds of testing and refining, version 1.1.0 of the ACF Custom Database Tables plugin is stable and available to download for all current license holders via your Hookturn account page. For a summary of changes see what has changed in version 1.1. I’m currently working through updates […]

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How to store attachment ACF field data in custom database tables

A quick and easy workaround for enabling custom database table support on the core WordPress attachment post type.

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A beginner’s guide to using SQL to query the WordPress database

Writing SQL isn’t something we do often in WordPress but it is more common when working with custom database tables. In this article we take a look at the basics of SQL and how to use it within WordPress safely.

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How to set up custom database tables per ACF form with Advanced Forms Pro

Storing ACF Form values in custom database tables is a powerful feature which you can easily set up using ACF Custom Database Tables and Advanced Forms Pro.

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How to use ACF Custom Database Tables data with WP_Query objects

If you are using the ACF Custom Database Tables plugin and have opted to bypass core metadata storage, you’ll likely end up in a situation where you need to create a WP_Query based on data from your custom tables. The basic approach here is to: Write some SQL that queries all post IDs matching your […]

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How to disable the custom database table queries when using ACF Custom Database Tables version 1.0.x

We recently had a request as to how you could prevent ACF Custom Database Tables from querying custom table data when using ACF’s get_field() function. This isn’t something we had built-in but for anyone needing to implement this, you can use the following code to achieve exactly that. A few things to keep in mind: […]

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ACF Custom Database Tables 1.1 (beta) Feature Preview

ACF Custom Database Tables 1.1 is now in beta and we’ve got a few features that we hope you’ll love! Control your column data types Using a few simple filters, you’ll now be able to control the data types of your custom database table columns. Until now, we’ve stuck to the type WordPress uses for […]

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