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10 Best add-ons for the Advanced Custom Fields plugin

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Updated Jan 09, 2023

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There are plenty of add-ons for ACF and it may be difficult for you to navigate by them, that's why we've created our list of the 10 best add-ons that extend the ACF plugin and make ACF even more useful.

Advanced Custom Fields (ACF) plugin is one of the most popular plugins in the WordPress universe. It gives you full control over meta fields and supports many field types. Using the plugin you can add and manage any new characters to any post type with a few clicks. Below you'll find our list of the 10 best ACF add-ons which add new features or integrations and make your experience better.

1. ACF: Better Search

Do you want the build WordPress search to be able to find posts and pages by ACF fields? This addon improves the built-in WordPress search by including meta fields in the request. It works both for the admin area and for the front, which means both editors and users will be able to use this feature.

ACF: Better Search in the WordPress repository

2. ACF Quick Edit Fields

Do you want to be able to amend ACF fields right on the page overview table screen? It's possible with this addon, you can choose which fields must be available for quick editing without hassle.

ACF Quick Edit Fields in the WordPress repository

3. ACF Views

Do you want to display ACF fields on the front quickly, without modifying your theme and reading ACF's docs about the target field's type? This plugin allows to display selected ACF fields (or even Posts) anywhere using shortcodes, HTML markup is created automatically by the plugin. You'll need only to choose the fields to display, copy and paste a shortcode. Everything else will be done by the plugin.

ACF Views in the WordPress repository

4. Image Aspect Ratio Crop Field

Do you want to make sure that the selected image will be displayed with a specific ratio? This addon adds a new field type, that looks and works like the native ACF field, beside the native features it gives a popup using which you can crop any selected image to a specific ratio or size. This field gives you a way to configure the size for a specific ACF image field and be sure, that all images in this field will have the chosen ratio (or size).

Image Aspect Ratio Crop Field in the WordPress repository

5. Table Field

Do you want to have a meta table with flexible columns for editors, and be able to easily display it on the front for users? This addon adds a new field type and makes it possible. Allows easy to create tables and to manage columns.

Table Field in the WordPress repository

6. ACF Options Page Admin

ACF provides the option's page feature, using which you can create a settings page and attach any fields there using the ordinary ACF UI, then access values in an ordinary way. Do you want to create these pages without coding? This addon makes it possible.

ACF Options Page Admin in the WordPress repository

7. Admin Columns

Do you want some ACF fields to be displayed on the page overview table screen as extra columns? This addon gives your full control of all overview table columns and allows you to add new, reorder or remove current columns.

Admin Columns in the WordPress repository

8. ACF Content Analysis for Yoast

Do you use Yoast and want to improve SEO reports by including ACF fields in the analysis? The plugin does it for you without hassle.

ACF Content Analysis For Yoast in the WordPress repository

9. Font Awesome Field

Do you want to display some FontAwesome icons on a page, be able to change the choice later without changing a code, and don't enquire FontAwesome on pages manually? This addon adds a new field type to your ACF, called FontAwesome. You can select any icon and display it like an ordinary ACF field.

Font Awesome Field in the WordPress repository

10. Gravity Forms Add-on

Do you want to be able to select any existing Gravity form in an ACF select field? The addon adds a new ACF field type (Forms) and makes it possible. Now you can 'attach' any Gravity form to your page or any post type, it may be useful if you want to be able to get or display Gravity forms dynamically, depending on a choice.

Gravity Forms Add-on in the WordPress repository

Conclusions

You've reviewed our list of the best ACF add-ons. ACF gives endless opportunities about meta fields, just learn them and you won't have any issues with metadata anymore.

About the Author
Maxim Akimov

Certificated WordPress expert from Ukraine with over 6 years of experience.
Advocate of the BEM methodology and the overall modular approach.
Loves sporting activities, enjoys gyming and plays table tennis regularly.

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