I use Advanced Custom Fields 5 Pro for most custom WordPress projects, and the latest version supports saving your Field Groups to JSON. To activate this functionality out of the box, all you have to do is create a folder within your theme called
/acf-json/. But I don’t like that.
I prefer for these JSON files to be stored outside of the theme, because they’re key to the functionality of the website, and
functionality === plugin. Storing this data outside of your WordPress theme makes it inherently more portable, and means you can retain the ACF JSON data even if you change theme.
Once the plugin is installed and activate it will automatically save field groups as JSON within the plugin’s
/acf-json/ folder when they are updated or saved.
This plugin is under active development on Github
- ACF 5 Pro (Synchronized JSON requires at least v5.1.5)
- Upload ‘acf-pro-json-storage’ to the ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory
- Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ page in WordPress dashboard.
- When you create or update an existing ACF Field Group it will be saved inside the ‘acf-pro-json-storage’ plugin folder.
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- Initial Commit.