Post Type Archive

ACF Extended adds a new location which create an Archive Options Page for any custom post type. Field groups can be displayed after the title, after the list or in the sidebar.

In order to use this Field Group Location, you must enable the “Archive Page” setting in the Post Type UI. See Dynamic Post Types documentation.


Create a set of rules to determine edit screens

Show this field group if

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My Post Type Archive

Fields Values

Fields values are saved using a custom post ID based on the post type name: {post_type_name}_archive.

You can retrieve fields values using the common get_field() function. Usage example:

// Post Type: My Post Type
$textarea = get_field('textarea', 'my-post-type_archive');
$fields = get_fields('my-post-type_archive');

Fields Values Loop

It is possible to access the Post Type Archive fields values in the front-end without having to set the custom Post ID, using the have_archive(): the_archive() loop. Usage example:

 * template: archive-my-post-type.php
 * template: single-my-post-type.php
    while(have_archive()): the_archive();
        // Get field value
        $textarea = get_field('textarea');
 * template: anywhere
    while(have_archive('my-post-type')): the_archive();
        // Get field value
        $textarea = get_field('textarea');

Archive Page Settings

It is possible to change the Post Type Archive Page page title, capability, updated message etc… using the acfe/validate_post_type_archive hook. Usage example:

 * acfe/validate_post_type_archive
 * @array  $args  Archive Page settings
filter('acfe/validate_post_type_archive',                   $args);
filter('acfe/validate_post_type_archive/name=my-post-type', $args);
add_filter('acfe/validate_post_type_archive/name=my-post-type', 'my_post_type_archive_settings');
function my_post_type_archive_settings($args){
     * $args = array(
     *     'page_title'      => 'My Post Type Archive',
     *     'menu_title'      => 'Archive',
     *     'menu_slug'       => 'my-post-type-archive',
     *     'post_id'         => 'my-post-type_archive',
     *     'capability'      => 'manage_options',
     *     'redirect'        => false,
     *     'parent_slug'     => 'edit.php?post_type=my-post-type',
     *     'updated_message' => 'My Post Type Archive Saved.',
     * )
    // change capability
    $args['capability'] = 'edit_posts';
    // return
    return $args;