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Support General Missing ‘Link field’

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  • #17866

    I can’t find any field similar to WordPress native link popup (the same you find in WYSIWYG editor buttons – even in this support topic).

    I’m looking for a field similar to ACF Link Field.

    The Link field allows a link to be selected or defined (url, title, target) by using the native WordPress link popup.

    It should optionally return an array of Link data (url, title, target) or the Link URL (string).

    It’s very useful to create relations with internal resources (posts, terms or other contents, also thanks to the powerful Better Internal Link Search, which includes taxonomies within search results).

    To achieve the same you currently need to create a complex group of fields, with a Select field to choose between Post or Taxonomy or URL (external link) field + a Text field for custom link title + a Checkbox field for custom link target.

    Is Link field already in your road map?

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    Anh Tran

    Hi Davide,

    We don’t have a link field yet. There are not many people asking for this. However, I’ve put it in our to-do list.


    Hi Ahn,
    is it possible to have an estimate of the release date?
    I’m switching to Meta Box on several projects and I need to migrate ACF link field to something similar.

    Anh Tran

    Hi Davide,

    I’m afraid I can’t give you an estimate at the moment. We have quite a long to-do list and this feature has less priority than some other items.

    SLG Marketing

    I was wondering if it was possible to get the WordPress link dialog added into the core?

    It would make a really useful addition to the toolset. Currently to have a custom link area you have to define a text box for the button or link text and also define a URL box. The downside to this method is that the end user must enter the full URL of the destination.

    With the WP link box the user can easily select the destination if it is internal or enter the full URL if it is a rarer external link.

    I have included a screenshot of the dialog box I mean.

    Sorry if this is already built in somewhere, I couldn’t find it in the documentation.

    Anh Tran


    It’s not available in the plugin yet. There was a request to add it. I’ll merge this topic into the older topic so we’ll have discussion on the same place.

    Andrea Barghigiani

    I am looking forward to this field type as well ?


    I am also looking for this, for the same case as the @SLG Marketing described. There is a button for which the user needs to specify text, link (internal or external) and target (if external).

    Gutenberg uses an autocomplete for links, while classic editor (and ACF link field) uses the link selection modal. The primary benefit is that it handles both internal and external links; a user can select a post/page/etc OR enter a URL.

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