i have encountered a severe problem with the custom fields group.
I have a CPT called reviewers. I created a custom field group for the CPT. This has been an ongoing process. I have been adding various fields over the last few weeks.
Then over the weekend when I opened my CPT it said there were no fields and I assumed that the field group had lost the link to the specific CPT. When I looked at the Field group there were NO fields listed. Fortunately, I had a backup so I could export the field group file and import it into the live site and I recovered everything except about 5 hours of work.
So yesterday morning started redoing the newly added fields and after about two hours of work, I duplicated a field group type "group" when I renamed the id and saved it lost all of the fields again.
This is now the cond time in 24 hours it happened. I had to restore the backup as this is an active site with data required.
Once I restored the working field group the bata showed again. I need to have this figured out as I keep losing data.
The site is https://events.saalt.org.za/
and I am prepared to give you temp admin access to investigate I have tried to replicate the error but I don't know when it will happen again, however twice in one day is a problem
Can you please export the field group to a JSON file and share it here? I will try to import it to my local site and observe if the issue happens.
How do i share it here? i don't see any upload options
You can upload it to Google Drive or Dropbox and share the link here.
Here it is.
Hi Sorry not myself today
OK i did figure it out here is the proper link:
After importing the field group to my local site, assigning it to a CPT and adding some field value to a post, I do not see any issue. But I see there are two fields that have the same ID (mbpf_reviewer_group_info) and the option format of some choice fields is not followed the suggested.
I'm not sure why the issue happens on your site, I think you can try:
- Increase PHP setting
max_input_vars, following the documentation https://metabox.io/wordpress-custom-fields-not-saving-increase-max-input-vars/
- Set each field with a unique ID
- Set the choice options following the format:
value: Label. The value should be in lowercase with alphabet characters and underscores.
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It happened again. i implemented all your suggested changes ,
changed the id's to be all unique
I bumped up the max inputvars to 100000 as it was on 10000.
I changed all my options fields to "Value: label" formats as commented
and after I saved I lost all the fields again.
I did save as I was making the changes and right at the end when I wanted to continue with the developing work all the fields were gone again. This is now the 5th time this happened.
We really need to address this at a very high level. My time lost is now already 14 hours of work that has disappeared.
I have not restored the field group so you can see what has happened.
I can grant you access to this site to see what is wrong.
Please can we consider this urgent I need to finish this as the client is getting edgy?
Please share your site credentials via this contact form https://metabox.io/contact/
and a screen record of the issue. I will take a look.
I am encountering the same issue as Pat. I was renaming my Custom Post Group Name Title without touching the ID but my CPTs went missing, but the DB still saves the data.
This is a bit frustrating as it happened to me a few times while renaming the title, has the problem been resolved?
I have similar problem – I renamed the Post Type and all of my posts from that Post Type disappeared. I've tried to rename again and back to the old name, but there are still no posts there 🙁 I don't know where to search them;