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/

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Daryll Doyle

Daryll is a Staff Engineer at 10up.

With a deep passion for web development and open-source technology, Daryll is the original author of the SVG sanitization plugin Safe SVG, which boasts over 900,000 installs from the WordPress.org plugin directory and is now proudly maintained by 10up.

Throughout his career, Daryll has demonstrated expertise in SVGs and WordPress, sharing his knowledge through public speaking engagements, including a notable talk at WordCamp London 2018.

Beyond his professional life, Daryll enjoys spending quality time with his family and diving into research on Developer Experience, constantly seeking ways to improve the workflow and productivity of fellow developers.

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Daryll Doyle WordPress Development and Consultancy in Cornwall