How to create enabled sections by default on Craft CMS

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If Craft CMS is creating disabled entries, you can fix it in settings by making the section create active sections by default.

When we upgraded to Craft4 and created a new Image entry through a post, we noticed that they were being created by default. To fix this, we found this solution by TheAdhocracy that fixed our issue.

Step One: Select Sections in Settings

A screenshot of Craft CMS showing you how to navigate to sections in the settings page.

In Craft CMS, select Settings from the side bar and in the page that appears, select Sections.

Step Two: Select a Channel

A screenshot of the Craft CMS Sections page, with a highlight on a channel to demonstrate how you can select a Channel.

In the Sections page, select a Channel.

Please note that Singles are active by default and do not require this treatment.

Step Three: Set enabled default status

A screenshot showing you a sample section page with a highlight on the default status flip switch and the save button. Turn the flip switch on for sections to be enabled by default.

Set default status to enabled using the flip switch.

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