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Element Index Defaults Plugin for Craft CMS

Element Index Defaults is a Craft CMS plugin the 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.

Supported Elements:

  • Assets
  • Categories
  • Entries

Control Panel

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!

Configuration File

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:


return [
    'Entry' => [
    'Category' => [
    'Asset' => [


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.

Installation Instructions

To install this plugin, copy the command above to your terminal.

Active Installs
Craft 3, Craft 4
Last release
July 10, 2022
Activity (30 days)
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