Dynamic ACF Relationship Fields Between 2 CPTs


I’ve been searching and searching and can’t seem to figure out if this is possible or if I’m just not understanding any of the posts.

I have 2 custom post types: Actor Classes & Teachers

I’m creating the Actors archive page using the layout builder. The actor class subfields from a repeater come in fine (time, day, level, age), but the only field that doesn’t show properly is the “course_teacher” field which is a relationship (tied to the Teachers cpt).

In the “course_teacher” relationship subfield, I’m trying to pull the title from the Teachers cpt into the Actor Classes cpt. It pulls in and displays the post id numeral, but I can’t get it to show the post title string.

Is this even possible yet? If not, I’ll just switch it to a text field and manually enter names.

Thanks for your help!

Hi @mkench,

Thanks for reaching out!

You have the same concerns on this thread, please check the steps on how it is done:

Hope that helps and let us know how it goes.


Thanks for the quick response. I read that thread a lot yesterday trying to figure this out and tried it a million different ways. That testimonials example doesn’t seem to be a subfield in a repeater, though. Is that correct?

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Hi @mkench,

I’ve been playing with the settings to find the right dynamic content to work with your relationship subfield. The reason why it is showing the post id not the post title is that you set your course teacher subfield return format to post id. In order for us to get the post title, I went ahead and change it to post object.

In your column 4 looper provider ( dynamic content ) it should be {{dc:looper:field key="course_teacher"}}

Then in your text element under your column 4, the right dynamic content to call the post title is {{dc:post:title}} and the text element should be set to looper consumer.

As you can see it is now showing the post title of your teachers.

Hope that helps.

Wow! Thanks a lot! I thought I tried that, but I guess I didn’t do it with all variations. I really appreciate your help with this.

Have a great day!

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Thank you.

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