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Kris Tryber
Kris Tryber
10,416 Points

Building a Wordpress theme plugin help

Hey everyone,

I started on Zac's Wordpress theme course today and I seem to be having one small issue. I am trying to install the advanced custom fields plugin which seems to be installing fine. But after the installation and activation the custom fields option is not showing up on the left sidebar under "settings".

Any ideas?

Here is a pic of my admin dashboard

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Thank you in advance, Kris

6 Answers

Hi Kris,

I had the same problem, the advanced custom fields plugin that you download from WordPress is empty so you will need to download the plugin files from github and upload it to the plugin folder.

https://github.com/elliotcondon/acf

Kris Tryber
Kris Tryber
10,416 Points

JP,

Your the man thank you! I would have never thought of that.

Kris

Zac Gordon
STAFF
Zac Gordon
Treehouse Guest Teacher

Thanks JP for the update on that!

Yes, this problem came up since the video has been published. Hopefully wordpress.org will have the problem resolved soon!

I don't think its a problem with wordpres.org, if you install the plugin and open up the acf.php you will see that is empty with a just a note inside

"Due to the new terms and conditions governing WordPress plugins, ACF has been relocated to github. This will allow the plugin to be accessible whilst the new version is being built."

hopefully ACF will have it back to normal soon.

Zac Gordon
STAFF
Zac Gordon
Treehouse Guest Teacher

Ah good note, JP. My understanding was it was an incorrect link, thanks for the correction! I'm going to put a note in the video to this thread so people having a similar problem will be able to find your solution, thanks!

This might be worth a new forum post on its own but thought I would add it in here as its relevant.

Yesterday I noticed that Advanced Custom Fields is back on Wordpress.org so you no longer need to download it from github. This is awesome as they have made some really big and awesome changes.

The down side of these changes is if you have a site that uses the 3.?. version and it gets upgraded the site may break. So be sure to have a look on their site at the migration docs before you upgrade.

http://www.advancedcustomfields.com/resources/getting-started/migrating-from-v3-to-v4/

In short I noticed that if your using ACF without any of the addons you should be safe. But if you have any add-ons you would need to download them and upload before updating. But if your site does happen to break you can easily restore it by downloading version 3.5.8 and via FTP delete the plugin and re-upload the old version.

Hope this helps