Flexible Content Extended for Advanced Custom Fields


Extends the ACF Flexible Content Field by transforming the layout list into a modal with image previews. Editing the fields layouts also happens in a modal for a better editing user experience.

Image Conventions

  • The size of the image should be 730 x 300.
  • They should be named based on the layout’s name (text_block) with underscores converted to dashes (text-block.jpg).

Image Location

Images should be placed in your theme. By default, images are located here: THEME/lib/admin/images/acf-flexible-content-extended.

Also note that you can filter this path, but it MUST be in your theme:

add_filter( 'acf-flexible-content-extended.images_path', $path );

NOTE: The path should not have a trailing beginning or trailing slash!

Additionally, you could filter all keys and/or images:

add_filter( 'acf-flexible-content-extended.images', $images );

Issues & Feature Requests

If you identify any errors or have an idea for improving the plugin, feel free to open an issue or create a pull request. Please provide as much info as needed in order to help resolving or approve your request.


  • Screenshot of Flexible Content Field Layouts Add Modal
  • Screenshot of Flexible Content Field Layouts
  • Screenshot of Flexible Content Field Layout Edit Modal


This plugin works only if the ACF Pro >= 5.7.O plugin is installed and activated.


  • ACF Pro >= 5.7.O
  • WordPress 4.7+ because of get_theme_file_uri()
  • Tested up to WP 5.3
  • Browser Support:
    • Last 2 Firefox major versions
    • Last 2 Safari major versions
    • Last 2 Edge major versions
    • Last 2 Chrome major versions
  • PHP 5.6+

From your WordPress dashboard

  1. Visit Plugins > Add New
  2. Search for “Flexible Content Extended for Advanced Custom Fields”
  3. Activate Flexible Content Extended for Advanced Custom Fields from your Plugins page
  4. Add images to your theme in THEME/lib/admin/images/acf-flexible-content-extended or customize the path using add_filter( 'acf-flexible-content-extended.images_path', $path );


May 31, 2020
Adds great user experience when using the flexible content field to add layouts. Lets you add screenshots of each layout to give the admin a nice preview of exactly what they are adding vs just using the names of the layout. Easy to implement and bug free.
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Contributors & Developers

“Flexible Content Extended for Advanced Custom Fields” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




Release Date – 26 Aug 2021

  • Fixing issue with ACF version compare since it doesn’t follow PHP version constraints


Release Date – 3 Jun 2021

  • PHP 8 Compatibility


Release Date – 26 May 2021

  • Resolves CSS and JS conflicts. Adds support for layouts that begin with a number.


Release Date – 18 Aug 2020

  • Resolve JS bug


Release Date – 18 Aug 2020

  • Resolve issue with modals related to new duplicate layout function in ACF 5.9


Release Date – 18 Aug 2020

  • Resolve JS error if acf.getField() is not defined


Release Date – 18 Aug 2020

  • Update hook for enqueuing and registering assets for ACF 5.9 compatibility. Thanks @elliottpost!


Release Date – 7 Apr 2020

  • Fixes a bug related to nested fields


Release Date – 6 Apr 2020

  • Supporting nested flexible content fields
  • Updating dependencies


Release Date – 2 Dec 2019

  • Updating dependencies


Release Date – 26 Aug 2019

  • Initial release