Post type selector for Advanced Custom Fields
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Advanced Custom Fields: acf-post-type-selector Field


Provides the option to select a single or multiple post types


This add-on will work with:

  • version 5 and up
  • version 4 and up


This add-on can be treated as both a WP plugin and a theme include.


  1. Copy the 'acf-post-type-selector' folder into your plugins folder
  2. Activate the plugin via the Plugins admin page


  1. Copy the 'acf-post-type-selector' folder into your theme folder (can use sub folders). You can place the folder anywhere inside the 'wp-content' directory
  2. Edit your functions.php file and add the code below (Make sure the path is correct to include the acf-post-type-selector.php file)
ACF Version 4
    add_action( 'acf/register_fields', 'my_register_fields' );

    function my_register_fields() {

         include_once( 'acf-post-type-selector/acf-post-type-selector.php' );

ACF Version 5
    add_action( 'acf/include_fields', 'my_register_fields' );

    function my_register_fields() {

         include_once( 'acf-post-type-selector/acf-post-type-selector.php' );



Get Field Value

$post_type_var = 'post_type';
$post_type = get_sub_field( $post_type_var );

Get Field Value and Display Label

// get post type fields
$post_type_var = 'post_type';
$post_type = get_sub_field( $post_type_var );

// get post type label
$post_type_object = get_post_type_object( $post_type ); ?>

<li><a href="<?php echo get_post_type_archive_link( $post_type ); ?>"><?php echo $post_type_object->label; ?></a></li>

Filter available post types

By default, only post types with parameter public will be shown. If you need to show non-public post types use the filter post_type_selector_post_types as described below. This filter also allows you to remove post types from the list.

add_filter( 'post_type_selector_post_types', function( $post_types, $field ) {
	$post_types['foo'] = get_post_type_object( 'foo' );
	unset( $post_types['post'] );
	return $post_types;
}, 10, 2 );



  • Filter available post types


  • Support for ACF v5


  • Initial Release.