Create - Advanced Settings

Find out more information about the Advanced Settings in the Create plugin

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Written by Karla
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You've made it to the Settings area and want to know all about these Advanced Settings we have available. You've come to the right place! Read on for more detailed info about this area of the settings tab.

Allowed Types

If you'd like to disallow a certain type of card across your entire site, you can do so here. By default, all card types are allowed.

If you disable an allowed card type, and you already have some cards created of that type, they will still function properly. You just will not be able to add any new card types that are now disallowed.

Real life example:

I run a recipe site and have a VA. I want to cut down on any potential confusion, so I choose to only allow Recipes and Lists as card types on my site. This would not allow any "How-to" cards to be created by anyone on my site.

Enable High Contrast

You can enable this setting if the color schemes aren't working out for you. It basically de-teals everything and makes it black and white.

Default Access Role

If you have other users added to your Wordpress site, and you'd like to restrict Create card access to a certain level.

If you would like this default to show across all of your cards no matter who is selected as the card author, you'll need to select the Override Author option, below.

Primary Heading Tag

This setting allows you to begin your headings as an H1 or H2. The default setting is H2.

Output JSON-LD Schema in head

This option is enabled by default. The setting will output the JSON-LD schema in the wp_head hook. If disabled, it will be output just before the card.

If you are seeing ANY trouble with the search on your site after activating Create, start here. Some themes and search functions don't work well with our search function. Disabling enhanced search should correct any issues here.

By default, Enhanced Search will be disabled. By enabling, you will allow your site's search to "see" all of your Create card details. Ingredients, instructions, etc.

Global Affiliate Message

If you would like to change up the affiliate disclosure that displays on cards that are utilizing the Recommended Products feature, you can do that here.


By default, Create will save all your work as you go, even if you don't click the "Save Draft" button. If you are having trouble with our Auto Save function (things aren't saving, there's a conflict with another plugins that prevents a save from successfully happening automatically, etc), try disabling this feature.

Warning! Disabling this feature means that anytime you make changes and you want them to be saved, you need to click "Save Draft" to save them to the unpublished version of the card, or "Publish" to push the changes to the live version of the card.

Allow Reviews

By default, Create will allow your readers to leave Reviews and Ratings on your Create cards. This is considered to be a best practice, as Google asks for this as a part of the schema.

If you would like to opt out of the reviews and ratings, you can do so with this option in the settings.

Enable Error Reporting

This option is disabled by default. If you choose to enable it, it will allow error reporting to automatically be sent to Mediavine engineers to further assist with troubleshooting.

Even if this remains disabled, you may be prompted to manually send an error report if something goes wrong with the Create plugin. Sending these reports helps us track down the source of bugs and issues, so utilizing this system is appreciated!

Always Enable Review Popup

This option is enabled by default. With this setting, readers will always be served the review popup prompting them to leave a review. When disabled, the prompt will not display when the review is 4 stars or higher.

Enable Public Reviews

If you select this option, your Create reviews will be displayed in a tab near your comments.

You must have a "dom" selected in order for this to work. If you need help with this, just let us know!

Review Call to Action (CTA)

This new CTA is an additional call to action that will prompt users to leave a review after scrolling through the card. After clicking, readers will be served with a clear and easy-to-navigate review template, prompting them to leave stars, a title, review, and name.

Comments Section

You’ll need to identify the correct DOM selector in order for comments to display near your reviews.

Prevent Image Size Generation

This is disabled by default, if you choose to enable it, you can select from the drop down which image sizes you’d like to prevent Create from generating.

Reset Browser Storage

Clicking this button resets your browser's storage. If caching is making you crazy, and the Create team instructs you to click this button, please do so.

If you aren't sure what that means, please don't press unless you reach out to us first.

Reset or Refresh Create

These new settings within the Advanced settings tab will be hidden within a drop-down at the bottom of the page. Please see the Rest/Refresh Create Settings Button help article for details on these settings.

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