i recently started using ACF plugin, i noticed that variables for custom fields i created and use in categories are saved in ‘wp_options’ tables, and although i am doing everything right they do not appear in the front-end i get a bool(false) for the field, i do not know if this has something to do with the WordPress update and the way it handles categories but i noticed that category metadata are stored in wp_postmeta table. So now i can not get the data to show on front-end everything works great in back-end.
The interesting part is if i add the field in the first post of this category (maybe i should mention this is a custom section not the default category-post one that i use as a portfolio) the call on the category will start getting data, the ones that i specify on the post.
Could anyone please help me or suggest anything else that i need to check, i am using WordPress 3.9 and ACF 4.3.6. This might even be a template related bug, but since i am not that familiar with WordPress architecture and i have yet to receive any answer from plugin developers i thought of asking here.