I bought Essentialist about a year ago, and in the mean time ACF Pro has gone from version 5.5.8 (which was bundled with the theme) to version 5.7.7. For security and functional reasons, I would really like to upgrade this plugin. However, there is no way for me to update it, as I do not have a personal license for ACF Pro. Also, when I deactivate it, the layout of my site gets messed up. Apparently, ACF shortcodes are used in several places within the front end templates of Mauer’s Essentialist. Would there be a way around this? It feels a bit awkward having to pay $ 100 for an ACF Pro license which only allows me to use it on a single site, while the theme that depends on it costs only $ 49 (I am not a professional website developer, so I have to manage things on a limited budget). Many thanks for your advice / help!