I am using the Advanced Custom Fields for custom fields in the User Profile. I use conditional logic to display one of between four fields, each field will be displayed according to a radio field option previously clicked.

In this case only one option would can be sent. But, when the user update your profile all four fields are being sent.

The conditional logic in this case is only serving to show or hide.

Some tip on how to improve this?

I appreciate any help.


This is a limitation of how showing/hiding fields works with Javascript, and how Wordpress saves meta-data. Probably the best way to handle it is to use the same type of switch logic where you want to use the data. something like this:

switch ( get_field('radio_field') ) {
  case 'first_option':
    // get data from your first field
  case 'second_option':
    // get data from your second field
  • Thank you guiniveretoo. The issue is that I can not modify the scripts javascript of plugin. I believe that, if a field-x is conditional the field-y, should only be sent if the field-y was marked, and in this case, the field-x is being sent even though checked field-z. – enoquenroll Jun 18 '13 at 15:50
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    you're right, you can't edit the plugin's javascript (at least not easily) and I don't think that should be the solution at all anyway. Just check which radio box was selected, then use that to get the value that you need on the output side of things. – Jen Jun 18 '13 at 15:53

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