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    Resolved Rick


    I had read a post from a few years ago saying there was plans for a tool to convert ACF fields to Metabox. Was this ever created? I couldn't find a reference to it anywhere else.

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  • #17512
    Anh Tran

    Hi Rick, we have it on the plan but haven't done it yet. I've just pushed it to our team and will work on that in the next month.


    I've taken a project that has a custom field added to Woocommerce products via ACF. I'd like to add additional fields and CPTs using metabox.io but I'd prefer to convert the ACF field (and the contents of that field in 1,800 products) to a comparable metabox.io field. Then I can delete the ACF plugin.

    How would you suggest I do this?

    Long Nguyen


    I'm not sure the way ACF saves the complicated fields but for the simple fields such as text, number, email ... you can just create a Meta Box's custom field with the same field ID (ACF Field Name) and the corresponding field type to use the current field value of the post then deactivate the plugin ACF.

    Refer to this topic https://metabox.io/support/topic/is-it-possible-to-move-all-cpt-and-cf-data-from-pods-to-metabox/.


    In my case the ACF field was a simple Text field. Your suggestion worked like a charm and was much easier than I expected.



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