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Advanced custom fields no longer display since update

Posted: October 30, 2015 at 3:42 pm


October 30, 2015 at 3:42 pm

Have _events and _venues post types lost their support capabilities for Advanced custom fields since the second most recent update?

It’s vital I have them as ACF adds much needed additional info for my events and venues. For example, I use ACF to add finer geo-mapping

Please get back ASAP as I have a number of new event to put live.


Lorenzo Orlando Caum

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October 30, 2015 at 4:21 pm

Hi Phil,

I’m not sure that I understand what is broken as the Google map that is on your events page is not from Event Espresso:

Could you provide more information?




October 31, 2015 at 3:06 am

Hi Lorenzo,

Thanks for the quick response. That’s right the map on my events pages are generated by the Advanced Custom Fields (ACF) plugin. I have been using the plugin as it allows me pin-point accuracy when adding map markers (required as I work outdoors).

My example show’d a map that I generated prior EE4 update. I was able to add the ACF meta box to espresso_events and espresso_venues post types using the standard rules that ACF provides – all was working well.

Since the EE4 update the fields are no longer displaying within the post editor for either of the EE4 post types. I have tested standard pages and post and other custom post types and the field are all showing currently.

Thoughts please?



  • Support Staff

October 31, 2015 at 12:07 pm

Hi Phil,

As far as I can tell, nothing has changed in EE with the event editor where it would no longer allow ACF to add metaboxes, and I have site that used ACF with EE and it continues to work there.

It may help to know which version of ACF you have, and if there are other plugins active that affect the admin editor screens. One other thing you can try, just to see if it’s the update or something else, is you download the prior version of Event Espresso that you updated from to see if it works again with that version. You can download prior releases of Event Espresso from the github repo here:


November 3, 2015 at 9:29 am

Josh, Lorenzo

Problem solved! Simply a meta naming issue (odd that it worked previously). The ACF meta field name and key were Event location and event-location respectively and conflicted with meta used by EE. I renamed my ACF fields and hey presto, my extra custom fields appeared.

Thanks for the responses and good to get this sorted.




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November 3, 2015 at 1:18 pm

Hi Phil,

I’m glad to hear you got this sorted.

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