Say I have an acf called "show_this_tomorrow" every day (in a new post) I put some data into the field. And I want to show that data output on the next days post. I was thinking I'd use this to grab it, but it doesn't work in or outside the loop -

<p><?php echo get_post_meta( $prev_post->ID, 'show_this_tomorrow', true); ?></p>
  • how do you set $prev_post?
    – Milo
    Jan 21, 2015 at 16:25

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While fetching the custom fields details added using ACF, you need to use the functions from the plugin.

Use the_field to echo the value and get_field to retrieve the value.

Here you can use

<p><?php echo get_field( 'show_this_tomorrow', $prev_post->ID ); ?></p>


<p><?php the_field( 'show_this_tomorrow', $prev_post->ID ); ?></p>

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