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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 is a WordPress developer, currently building themes and plugins for Built by Cactus.

In his spare time, he works on his SVG sanitisation plugin Safe SVG, that currently has over 200,000 installs from the WordPress.org plugin directory.

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

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Daryll Doyle WordPress Development and Consultancy in Cornwall