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While most of Upfront is managed on the front end of your WordPress site, there are a handful of administrative settings.

You’ll find the Upfront settings tab in the admin menu of your wp-admin area.


2.1 General Settings

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Upfront’s General Settings page provides information about your Upfront installation, links to more information about Upfront, some custom settings, and troubleshooting/resetting tools.

Version Info

This section tells you which version of Upfront core you have installed, in addition to the starter theme you’re using, and that starter theme’s version. If you’ve got Upfront Builder installed, you’ll find the current version for it here, as well.


Google Maps API Setting

If you’ll be using Google Maps in your Upfront theme, you’ll need to generate and copy a Google API for the maps to work and display correctly. To create a new API key, follow these steps:

Click the link in the API section or go here to start creating your API key.

On the first screen, leave “Create a project” in the drop-down menu, and click Continue.


On the next screen, name your API, and chose which restrictions you’ll need.


And finally, a key will be generated for you. Copy this key.



Paste your key into the Google Maps field on your Upfront General Settings tab.


Debug Options

This section provides several options to help troubleshoot and fix common issues in Upfront.


Reset Upfront Cache

If you experience unexpected quirks after updating Upfront core, resetting the Upfront cache on your site can sometimes resolve this quickly and simply.

Reset Layout to Default

This button will reset your current Upfront layout to the original settings, undoing any changes you’ve made. There is no undo, so use this feature only when needed, and with care.

Reset Theme to Default State

This will reset your entire active Upfront starter theme to the original settings. Like Reset Layout, this will completely undo any changes you’ve made to your currently active theme. Use this with caution, and only when you want to start over with the active theme from scratch.

Helpful Resources

This section provides several links to help you get to know and use Upfront. We’ve included a link to our documentation, our blog series on Upfront, and links to contact support if you’re having issues.



This section is pretty clear, it contains a list of all the Upfront changelogs.


2.2 User Restrictions

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Sometimes, a site owner may want to extend some Upfront permissions to non-admin user roles. The Upfront user restriction settings allow you to control who can do what with Upfront, so you can preserve your workflows.

The User Restrictions tab provides a list of Upfront activities down the left side of the page, with a list of all active user roles going across the top. You may toggle a particular user role’s permissions on and off at the top of this chart, and then fine tune the settings with toggles for each activity.


2.3 Experimental Settings

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Upfront’s experimental settings are meant for developers, and we advise you leave these alone unless:

  1. You’re a developer who understands these settings or
  2. You’ve been asked to change these settings by our support staff.