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How do I check and see if a value is set in an Advanced Custom Field?

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Your research efforts are …? –  toscho Jul 3 '12 at 16:20
@toscho - looking through the plugin documentation: advancedcustomfields.com/docs/getting-started –  Matt Jul 3 '12 at 16:25
You didn't look through it all, then. Menu item 4 -> functions -> click "get_field" -> Usage -> if/else example. –  SickHippie Jul 3 '12 at 16:34
Matt, Research Efforts = code references you found while looking the documentation + better description of the problem (Do you mean front or back-end?) :.....: Also, the Content of your Question is exactly the same as the Title: it really makes it look like WPSE is a magic box where you drop a one line issue and some solution will self-generate... –  brasofilo Jul 3 '12 at 16:38

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up vote 9 down vote accepted

You can see in the docs that you get the values by get_field so do something like this:

$values = get_field('field_name');
  if($values) {
    echo 'A value is set';
  } else {
    echo 'A value is not set';

Change field_name to your wanted field.

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