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In ACF I added a custom editor field but when I try to save it's text into a variable and output the value with js to the console it gives me an empty string.

Here's my code:

<?php $test = the_field('text'); ?>

And the javascript:

<script>
     var v = '<?php echo $test; ?>';
     console.log(v);
</script>

I need to get the text value because I need to check if there are list items in it. What am I doing wrong? Or is there a special method for that? If i try to output it directly to the front end...

<?php the_field('text'); ?>

...it works.

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the_field() is a echo statement use get_field() instead.

You can't save echoed value into a variable, for that you may need to use output buffer ob_start.In your case get_field function should work.

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