I’m displaying terms and (1) want to order them alphabetically by an ACF text field, not the term’s title; and (2) hide empty terms, i.e. those terms that were created but have not been assigned to any posts. View initial thread
<Loop taxonomy=guest orderby_field=name_ordering hide_empty=true>
(1) Order terms by a custom field alphabetically
orderby_field parameter accepts a field name and orders the returned items (in this case taxonomy terms) alphabetically by the custom field. It's compatible with the post loop and the taxonomy_term loop for now.
(2) Hide empty terms in a taxonomy_term loop
hide_terms parameter (false by default) hides terms which have no associated posts. Use it by adding
hide_terms=true to your loop tag.