Would anyone know why the ACF relationship field is not showing results in the backend. This affects any type of relationship field - the entry list pane is just empty?

  • 1
    Are there JS errors in the console? – WebElaine Feb 27 at 20:05
  • No, but it was comments in functions.php – Andrew Mar 5 at 12:46

Turns out it was comments in functions.php. Probably school boy error, but if anyone can explain, would be interested to hear.

| improve this answer | |
  • It would be hard to explain without seeing any of the code. :) – WebElaine Mar 5 at 14:18
  • It was just this at the top of functions.php <!-- --> – Andrew Mar 5 at 16:00
  • Functions.php holds functions to be run on hooks. If you accidentally place code like an HTML comment <!-- --> or even too many line breaks, that may be executed at a time when WordPress isn't ready to start outputting content, and break all sorts of things. – WebElaine Mar 6 at 20:53
  • Thanks for the explanation – Andrew Mar 7 at 16:14

I found the solution! Make sure you call


in this file:


| improve this answer | |

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.