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Custom Fields is different in WP 5

Posted: January 6, 2021 at 11:28 am


January 6, 2021 at 11:28 am

We have been using WP Custom Fields in the Event Espresso events to add custom Infusionsoft/Keap IDs (please see screenshot However, on WP 5 we are no longer able to create and save these custom fields all at once. Each custom field has to be saved (by clicking “update” for the Event Espresso post) individually, which adds a lot of time. Is there any work around for this?


  • Support Staff

January 7, 2021 at 4:02 am

Hi there,

That doesn’t sound right, a quick test of this on one of my test sites.

Starting with no custom fields:

Add 3 custom fields:

Add values:

Save the event (the values all save).

Update all custom field values:

Save (again they all save).

Looking at the screenshot you added, there is no update button on each individual custom field and the formatting is off.

If you open up Chrome Dev Tools (or similar) and look in the ‘console’ section of that when on the event editor, does it show any errors?


January 7, 2021 at 11:35 pm

Here is what I see when I open Chrome Dev Tools and look in the console:


  • Support Staff

January 8, 2021 at 7:22 am

They don’t look related to this.

So the reason you’re having to update them individually is the ‘Add Custom Field’ field button isn’t showing, which you would normally click to add the field without updating the post. You would then see a ‘Delete’ and ‘Update’ button on each individual field that can be used without updating the post if needed.

Is the above screenshot from your live site or a development copy?

The site linked to your license has WP5.5.3 installed and is using EE 4.9.81, which was released May 28th 2019. So the first step I would recommend is updating Event Espresso to the latest version (which is currently 4.10.10) and check if you run into the same issue then.

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Updated by  Tony 2 weeks, 3 days ago ago

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