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ACF Real Media Library Field


This plugin is an extension for the WP Real Media Library plugin that allows you to create folders in media library.
This plugin needs version >= 4.0 of the Advanced Custom Fields plugin.
This plugin needs version >= 2.7 of the WP Real Media Library plugin.

The following settings are available:

  • Disable selection: Allows you to disable folder types for selection.
  • Return format: RML Object or ID of the folder.


This ACF field type is compatible with:
* ACF 4
* ACF 5

Thanks to Jon Dennis who started with the development with this extension.


  1. Goto your wordpress backend
  2. Navigate to Plugins > Add new
  3. Search for “Advanced Custom Fields: Real Media Library Field”
  4. “Install”


  1. Copy the acf-real_media_library folder into your wp-content/plugins folder
  2. Activate the Real Media Library plugin via the plugins admin page
  3. Create a new field via ACF and select the Real Media Library type
  4. Please refer to the description for more info regarding the field type settings


July 16, 2017
Bought this plugin hoping that it can manage files on the server physically, as the "REAL" in the name name sugests. It was not clear to me when I read the description. The GUI is pretty nice but the file management is purely virtual what means that in fact all files stored reside in native WP directories, eg. 2017/05. I removed the plugin from the server and tried to get refeund for my purchase. My request was withdrawn. It is a strange policy since you cannot even test the plugin within your own environment. Other developers give you at least 8 days to test the full version of a plugin before purchase.
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Contributors & Developers

“ACF Real Media Library Field” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


Change log


  • Fixed bug with “Disable selection” (PHP warnings were generated)


  • Fixed bug with CSS/JS resources
  • Fixed bug with taxonomy field and RML field


  • Improved the select boxes (better UX)


  • Added option to select multiple folders
  • Added compatibility for ACF 4


  • Initial Release.