How to Export Advanced Custom Fields (ACF)

WP All Export along with the ACF Export Add-On allows you to export data from any Advanced Custom Fields present in your post type or custom post type.

The Advanced Custom Fields (ACF) plugin extends basic custom fields to enable more complex fields, different layouts, and settings. WP All Import has an integration with the ACF plugin to export the information stored in such fields.

Export basic ACF text fields such as text area, number, range, email, URL, password, etc.

Export ACF picker fields such as date picker, date time picker, time picker, and color picker.

Export ACF media fields such as image, file, oEmbed, gallery, or even a Wysiwyg editor.

Export ACF choice fields such as select, checkbox, radio button, button group, etc.

Export ACF taxonomy fields using drag and drop.

Export ACF google maps fields with the address, latitude, and longitude information.

Export ACF relational fields such as link, post object, page link, relationship, etc.

Export ACF repeater and group fields easily.

Export ACF flexible content fields.


To export Advanced Custom Fields, go to WP All Export › New Export and select the post type or custom post type attached to your ACF fields. Set up the export using drag & drop, then process the export and proceed to download the export file.

Step 1: Create New Advanced Custom Fields (ACF) Export

Go to All Export › New Export and select the post type which contains the Advanced Custom Fields to export. In this guide, we are exporting Posts that contain various Advanced Custom Fields (ACF).

Click Customize Export File to continue and set up which fields to export.

Export Advanced Custom Fields Customize File

Step 2: Define Which Advanced Custom Fields (ACF) to Export

The next screen is the Drag & Drop interface. Here you can define the fields to be included with your posts export.

Under the Available Data › ACF section, you can find the different field groups and Advanced Custom Fields available to export.

Drag and drop all the desired fields from right to left. Once you define the export template, click the blue Continue button.

Export Advanced Custom Fields Define and Choose

Step 3: Configure Export Settings and Download ACF Export File

WP All Export will show the Export Settings screen. Here you can define Scheduling Options (to automate this export on a regular basis), or Advanced Options (such as only exporting posts once, or creating a new export file every time the export is run).

Generally speaking, the settings can be kept at default. Click on Confirm & Run Export to export all the posts along with their attached Advanced Custom Fields.

Export Advanced Custom Fields Confirm and Run Export

To download the exported file along with the Advanced Custom Fields, click on the CSV or XML blue button.

Export Advanced Custom Fields Download File

Export Advanced Custom Fields — Advanced Topics

How to Export Advanced Custom Fields On Their Own

This is not possible because Advanced Custom Fields are attached to post types or custom post types that exist on your site.

This means that you would need to export those post types to export the ACF fields attached to them. For example, when exporting Pages, WooCommerce Products, or WooCommerce Orders you can also export any Advanced Custom Fields attached to them.

WP All Export will export the actual data that's contained in those fields.

To export or import the ACF Field Groups themselves, you can use the options in Custom Fields › Tools.

Which Advanced Custom Fields to Export

You can export all default Advanced Custom Fields that are attached to the post type. The main categories are:

  • Basic
  • Content
  • Choice
  • Relational
  • jQuery
  • Layout
  • Table

Each category contains several fields. For example, the Basic fields are Text, Text area, Number, Range, Email, Url, and Password. To see all fields that you can export, refer to the table of contents at the beginning of this guide.

To export other custom ACF fields, you can use custom PHP code (see documentation) to parse the data as needed.

Export Advanced Custom Fields – Custom Hooks or Filters

You can use the wp_all_export_repeater_delimiter filter to change the default delimiter used in exported ACF Repeater fields.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Schedule the Advanced Custom Fields Export?

Yes, you can schedule any export created in WP All Export with either of the following options:

How Can I Modify Advanced Custom Fields in Bulk?

This guide focuses on how to export Advanced Custom Fields. That said, if you want to make changes to some fields and re-import them, you can use our bulk edit process, which would allow modifying the data from all exported records in bulk. For example, changing the EAN from the products on your site, or the selections made on a checkbox field. Here's what to do:

  1. Create the export with the ACF fields that you want to change.
  2. Modify the export file in spreadsheet software (such as Numbers, Microsoft Excel, or Google Sheets). That way, it's easy to perform bulk changes with copy and paste, search-and-replace, etc.
  3. After you've made the changes, re-import it back into WordPress using the Import with WP All Import option.

To learn more about the bulk edit process, please see the bulk editing overview.

Related Docs

Learn more about how to import Advanced Custom Fields with WP All Import.

Execute custom code to modify the export data on the fly.

Integrate WP All Export with countless apps and services using Zapier.

Lifetime support. Lifetime updates. Pay once.

Packages
Standalone
Import
Pro Package
$249
one-time
  • Import Pro
Import Add-Ons
  • WooCo
  • ACF
  • Gravity Forms
  • Users
  • Types
  • Export Pro
Export Add-Ons
  • WooCo
  • ACF
  • Gravity Forms
  • Users
Add to Cart
90 Day Money Back Guarantee
Import + Export Pro Package
$299
one-time
  • Import Pro
Import Add-Ons
  • WooCo
  • ACF
  • Gravity Forms
  • Users
  • Types
  • Export Pro
Export Add-Ons
  • WooCo
  • ACF
  • Gravity Forms
  • Users
Add to Cart
90 Day Money Back Guarantee
WooCommerce Import Package
$149
one-time
  • Import Pro
Import Add-Ons
  • WooCo
  • ACF
  • Gravity Forms
  • Users
  • Types
  • Export Pro
Export Add-Ons
  • WooCo
  • ACF
  • Gravity Forms
  • Users
Add to Cart
90 Day Money Back Guarantee
Import Standalone
$99
one-time
  • Import Pro
Import Add-Ons
  • WooCo
  • ACF
  • Gravity Forms
  • Users
  • Types
  • Export Pro
Export Add-Ons
  • WooCo
  • ACF
  • Gravity Forms
  • Users
Add to Cart
90 Day Money Back Guarantee
Import + Export Standalone
$169
one-time
  • Import Pro
Import Add-Ons
  • WooCo
  • ACF
  • Gravity Forms
  • Users
  • Types
  • Export Pro
Export Add-Ons
  • WooCo
  • ACF
  • Gravity Forms
  • Users
Add to Cart
90 Day Money Back Guarantee
Export Standalone
$99
one-time
  • Import Pro
Import Add-Ons
  • WooCo
  • ACF
  • Gravity Forms
  • Users
  • Types
  • Export Pro
Export Add-Ons
  • WooCo
  • ACF
  • Gravity Forms
  • Users
Add to Cart
90 Day Money Back Guarantee
cross