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so I am hoping to retrieve a custom field that is already displayed on the "front-page.php" template on an another page.php template of my website. I know how to do that with the post-id way, but what I'm hoping to do is get it so that it automatically retrieves them from the front page template... the reason why I want to do it that way is because it's a mult-site and I want to re-use the theme installed on sub sites.

So, instead of:

 <img src="<?php the_field('image1', 31); ?>" />

have it be something like:

 <img src="<?php the_field('image1', Front Page identifier here); ?>" />

Can someone please let me know if that's possible? I would really appreciate it!

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$val = get_post_meta( get_the_ID(), 'meta_data_name', true );
echo $val;

You can replace get_the_ID() with the ID of the post you are getting the meta from.

You could possible team this with:

$frontpage_id = get_option('page_on_front');

to get the homepage ID. Not sure if this would be friendly with multisite though.

the_field() is an Advanced Custom Fields function, this can take a second parameter. You can also achieve the same as the above:

<?php the_field($field_name, $post_id); ?>

replacing post ID with the ID of the post you are retrieving the data from.

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  • Hmm, thanks for the reply - well, I can get the $post_ID and retrieve the field from the front-page on the site, so for instance on one site it's '31' as the front page like I indicated above... but what I would like to do, is automatically retrieve the custom field from the 'front-page.php' template that will be assigned to each site. Is that possible? – Mixmastermiike Jul 12 '16 at 20:03
  • I don't think you could do this automatically, at least, I cannot think of an easy, way. If there are not many fields then it shouldn't take long to manually add fields using: <?php the_field($field_name, $homepage_id); ?> – user319940 Jul 12 '16 at 20:04
  • Yea, okay I'll just continue to do it this way then.... the only thing is that if they wanted to add a new site, they would have to do that manually I think. I could also do a custom post type I think, and have the images just retreived that way - but I think it's too much trouble. Thanks or the reply... I'll let anyone know I find something that would be a solution. – Mixmastermiike Jul 12 '16 at 20:06
  • Actually, you could create a custom function (in a plugin or functions.php) that spits out the homepage custom meta. Then you would only have to call that function from the page, rather than repeating all of the meta again. – user319940 Jul 12 '16 at 20:14
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The way I solved this, was to set up a custom post type set up for each of the default images I wanted, then pulled in the post with the featured image associated with each.

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