May 2023

Export and import Shopify product and collection references as handles

ACF now offers an option to export values of Shopify product and collection reference fields as their corresponding handles to allow for a subsequent import into another store. This change will make it easier for multi-store merchants to work with Shopify's native reference fields across multiple stores.

March 2023

Metaobject and Mixed reference fields

You can now use ACF to manage references to your Metaobjects in Shopify.

October 2022

New resizing engine

ACF now uses TwicPics as the underlying transformation engine to deliver resized, cropped and otherwise visually transformed images. TwicPics features a set of easy to use transformation options, not unlike the syntax used in Liquid for the Shopify image_url filter.

This article covers the details.

May 2022

Support for Shopify Metafields "List" types and limits

ACF now support the native metafields of the "List" types (i.e. when you select "Accept list of values" for a metafield definition in Shopify). These fields will automatically be "repeatable" in ACF.

There is also now the option to limit the number of occurrences for repeatable fields and for the number of items selectable in multi-select fields as well.

Shopify Metafields cannot be used within ACF repeatable sections due to their data type restrictions in Shopify. In particular, this is because the List types don't accept empty values within the list, which is something ACF relies on internally

April 2022

Export of "seo.hidden" metafield

For products, collections, pages, blogs and articles, it's now possible to export a column for the special metafield "seo.hidden". This metafield holds a value of '1' for any of the mentioned objects marked as hidden from your store's sitemap or in search results within your store. The values can be modified in bulk (remove the '1' to reinstate visibility) and imported back into this store or to another store.

November 2021

Version Control

As part of a new Plus subscription plan, ACF can now automatically keep track of your changes to custom fields - including images - allowing you to restore to any version recorded within the last 90 days and quickly recover from accidental deletes or misconfiguration.

You can upgrade your plan from the Settings dialog in the admin side menu

More info here


As part of a new Plus subscription plan, ACF can now send webhook notifications on metafield updates to any HTTP endpoints of your choosing. You can for example send your webhooks to an automation service such as Zapier or IFTTT and have them work as triggers in a workflow.

More info here

You can upgrade your plan from the Settings dialog in the admin side menu

October 2021

Introducing: Image Editor

ACF now features an image editor for use with Media v2 fields allowing for quick access to crop, resize, color filter and otherwise finetune images directly as part of the upload process.

You can enable the editor on a per-field basis from the field definition dialog for Media v2 fields:

The image editor will automatically be presented when uploading an image to a Media v2 field:

but you can also access it from the action buttons when hovering over the thumbnail of an already uploaded image:

Introducing: Activity logs

ACF now features an Activity log to keep track of your imports and exports of custom fields:

Via the Activity log you can view status of all current and historic activities, download files created from exports as well as recover files used for imports back in time. Any errors encountered during an import is also available as part to the activity history.

An often asked about feature has found its way into the activity log - you can now stop already running activities at any time:

Additionally, the ACF import dialog now features a choice of “strategies” for speeding up imports of products, variants, customers and orders.

Telling ACF directly how your import file is organized can offer vastly improved performance when working with smaller import files against larger inventories:

Introducing: Automatic handling of large sets of repeatable values

ACF is now able to handle repeatable fields exceeding the 100,000 characters storage limit set by Shopify.

By distributing your content across multiple individual metafields, ACF is able to work around this limitation that has proven to be a challenge for some users with large sets of repeatable fields.

This feature is something you will need to enable on a per-field basis as the theme handling will be slightly different. You will find this setting for all fields types that can be defined as repeatable.

You can read more about this feature here.

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