Once you’ve activated Index on your website, you can tailor your experience to best match how you manage your content.
How to change Index’s settings
First make sure you are logged into your WordPress dashboard, and then go to Settings > Index in the left hand sidebar. The main settings screen allows you to activate/deactivate your api key and configure each content type in your website.1
Individual content type settings
The list of post types on the main settings screen allows you to quickly enable or disable Index for each content type, along with a configure button to change the content type’s settings.
On the configuration screen, the left hand sidebar has the following settings:
- Index Enabled: Completely disable Index for a content type if needed
- Hide default table: Enabled by default, but if you need access to the default WordPress table for a content type, turn this off
- Grid View: Disabled by default, but will show your content in larger cards instead of a table 2
Note: a contextual “Save Settings” button shows when you change something. Due to how WordPress functions, saving your content will refresh the page.
The main content area for each content type allows you to sort, turn off, and re-label columns shown in the table and grid views.
By default, only standard columns (ex: title, date, and author) and completely custom columns (ones added programmatically) are turned on by default. However, you can quickly turn on columns for taxonomies and custom fields to tailor Index to your needs. A run down of each option in the column list is explained below:
The original name of the column, based on the content. For custom fields, a proper name is never provided, so we have taken the keys and made them more readable. If you aren’t sure about a column, it’s easy to temporarily enable it and test what content shows up on the page.
An optional field to rename the column header. The name from the “Field” column will be used by default
A powerful option for custom fields, you can take the value of the custom field and display it as a price, image, html content, link, or date.
The visibility of the column. Blue with a circle to the right means the column is enabled and will display on your content type’s archive.
1 Only post types with rest support will display in the list of post types. Index cannot power content that isn’t enabled in the WordPress rest api.
2 The grid view supports showing one secondary piece of content. If you need to display more data, please use the default table view.