exports Advanced Custom Fields to PHP

npm install grunt-acf
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Exports AdvancedCustomFields to PHP. Grunt acts like a headless browser to fetch the export code and puts it into your destination file

Getting Started

This plugin requires Grunt ~0.4.0

If you haven't used Grunt before, be sure to check out the Getting Started guide, as it explains how to create a Gruntfile as well as install and use Grunt plugins. Once you're familiar with that process, you may install this plugin with this command:

npm install grunt-acf --save-dev

Once the plugin has been installed, it may be enabled inside your Gruntfile with this line of JavaScript:


This plugin was designed to work with Grunt 0.4.x. If you're still using grunt v0.3.x it's strongly recommended that you upgrade, but in case you can't please use v0.3.2.

acf task

Run this task with the grunt acf command.

Task targets, files and options may be specified according to the grunt Configuring tasks guide.



Type: String default: undefined

This is your projects local URL. We need this to login.


Type: String default undefined

This is your wordpress user. It should have access to the ACF-Admin panel.


Type: String default undefined

This is the password for you wordpress user.


Type: Object default false

Whether we'd like to enable loading the plugins automatically.


Type: String default none

The Path to your export file


Type: String default none

You can add extra-loading logic to ACF Export. It has to be valid PHP. It will be rendered inside if brackets. if( <condition>){ [..ACF Fields..] }

options: {
    baseUrl: '',
    user: 'wpAdminUser',
    password: 'wpAdminPW123!!11',
    condition: "defined('my_environment') && my_environment === 'live'",
    addons: {
        repeater: true,
        gallery: true,
        flexible: true,
        options: true,
dest: '<%= cfg.themeDir %>/library/acf-export.php'
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