Daryll Doyle WordPress Development and Consultancy in Cornwall

Merging ACF Field Group Tabs


Advanced Custom Fields is great but sometimes, especially when re-using field groups across templates, the admin area can get a little overwhelming. Tabs help but not when you’re using multiple field groups. To get around this I used to use this plugin for merging ACF tabs. It worked very well but hasn’t been updated in around 2 years and therefore doesn’t work at all on the new versions of ACF.

I needed this functionality yesterday for a theme I was working on and so I decided to adapt the code to work with the new versions of ACF.

This has only been tested on ACF5 so may be a little off on the late 4.x versions.

UPDATE: This is now available as a plugin on WordPress.org at https://wordpress.org/plugins/acf-tab-merge/

About the author

Daryll Doyle

Daryll is a Lead Web Engineer at 10up.

He is the original author of the SVG sanitisation plugin Safe SVG, which has over 500,000 installs from the WordPress.org plugin directory and is now maintained by 10up.

He has also spoken publicly about SVGs and WordPress, including a talk at WordCamp London 2018.

In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family and researching Developer Experience.

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Daryll Doyle WordPress Development and Consultancy in Cornwall