Did you know that you can use ACF in your plugins and themes as well? Both the premium as the free version can be used. It’s quite easy, just create a folder in your plugin (in the example below we’ve used
libs/acf/) and add the ACF files in there. Then we’ll have to add some includes and filters.
What are the rules for including ACF?
|Include in a free plugin||✅||❌|
|Include in a free theme||✅||❌|
|Include in a premium plugin||✅||✅|
|Include in a premium theme||✅||✅|
|Include in an “ACF” plugin||❌||❌|
|Share license key information||❌||❌|
|Use as a selling point||✅||❌|
More information on including can be found in the ACF docs, over here: https://www.advancedcustomfields.com/resources/including-acf-within-a-plugin-or-theme/