I've been trying to display the custom field section for my posts in the admin, but it's not under screen options anymore... Was it moved somewhere else?


  • Do you have any custom fields plugins installed, such as Advanced Custom Fields? It auto-hides the Core custom fields, but there's a filter you can use to re-enable them. – WebElaine Sep 25 '18 at 17:44
  • Yes, I use advanced custom fields, but it didn't hide anything untill then! What's the filter? – Soph87 Sep 25 '18 at 18:29
  • Well, it's a bad behavior from ACF. – Anh Tran Sep 27 '18 at 2:51

If you have ACF installed, they added a setting to disable Core's Custom Fields to try to speed up editor page load time. To disable you can use this filter:

add_filter('acf/settings/remove_wp_meta_box', '__return_false');

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