Element Index Defaults Plugin for Craft CMS
Element Index Defaults is a Craft CMS plugin to help set useful defaults for your element indexes. This only sets the default columns on element indexes - you can still use the small 'cog' icon to edit table columns on a per-source basis as normal.
You can install Element Index Defaults via the plugin store, or through Composer.
Craft Plugin Store
To install Element Index Defaults, navigate to the Plugin Store section of your Craft control panel, search for
Element Index Defaults, and click the Try button.
You can also add the package to your project using Composer.
To install the plugin, follow these instructions.
Open your terminal and go to your Craft project:
Then tell Composer to load the plugin:
composer require verbb/element-index-defaults
In the Control Panel, go to Settings → Plugins and click the “Install” button for Element Index Defaults.
Install the plugin, go to Settings > Element Index Defaults. Use the menu on the left to select your element, and enable/disable, and move any columns around. Be sure to save - and you're done!
For even more flexibility, make a config file as part of your regular Craft setup, and never have to worry about it again. Create a file named
element-index-defaults.php in your config folder for Craft. You'll have access to the following:
<?php return [ 'Entry' => [ 'title', 'postDate', 'dateUpdated', 'link', ], 'Category' => [ 'title', 'link', ], 'Asset' => [ 'title', 'filename', 'size', 'dateModified', ] ]; ?>
All settings are stored in the plugin's settings, so if you ever have trouble, simply uninstall the plugin, and indexes will go back to their default state.