ACF Shortcode in the template

Advanced Custom Fields (ACF) increase WordPress easily if you need more fields, controls, meta datas for each and everything you have an input option for. You can display the fields via functions, recently even create your own custom block types for Gutenberg with the ACF Blocks Framework and with a Shortcode.

We also give you the possibility to output Shortcode in the template area and want to show you in this article how to output the Shortcode – without writing a line of code.

Used ACF custom fields for price and destination

First download Advanced Custom Fields, install and activate it. There are tons of fields you can create because the combinations and variations it will endless. Configure and place your created fields where ever you want, posts, users, media, events, etc.

Second build your ACF Shortcode with the field slug as field attribute. The post_id attribute isn’t needed, because you’re in the post context and can be find without extra adding.

ACF Shortcode example:

[acf field="acf-overlaytext"]

Find more about creating ACF Shortcode you can read more in the ACF documentation.

Last and third, put that created Shortcode in our widget Template area and we output your set datas from the custom fields.

Template area example:

%title%
%thumb%
[acf field="field_price"]

Also have a look at the FAQs or in the documentation.