It's been a busy month here at Backpack. We've started working on Backpack v6, organized a Black Friday AND managed to start and finish...
It's been a busy month here at Backpack. We've started working on Backpack v6, organized a Black Friday AND managed to start and finish a few new features for v5. Let's dig into it!
Since our last progress report we've had:
Big thanks to our team member Jorge Castro for building this one 🙏
If you store phone numbers in your database, there's now an easy way to allow admins to punch them in - using the new phone field type. It'll allow them to easily pick (or read) the prefix using the flag dropdown.
You can validate this using Laravel's default
numeric or if you want something advanced, we recommend Laravel Phone, which will allow you to check it has a certain country prefix... and a lot more.
Note: this field has some additional JS and CSS, so in addition to doing a
composer update to get it, you also need to do
php artisan backpack:publish-assets to publish its assets.
Previously, in order to publish the Backpack assets... something that we recommend you do every once in a while... you had to do:
php artisan vendor:publish --provider="Backpack\CRUD\BackpackServiceProvider" --tag=public --force
We could never remember that either! So we created a simple command to do it:
php artisan backpack:publish-assets
Now that's better, isn't it?
If you're subscribed to our Security & Progress Newsletter... which you definitely should be... you'll know that we've had a huge 40% Black Week discount, for the first 100 buyers. That went very well... better than we expected... so at your request, we've added 15 more. Then we've added 15 more offers, but with a lower 25% discount. But... they're all gone now... sorry.
Yes, it's official. We have two team members (Pedro and Antonio) working on Backpack v6 right now 🎉 We plan to launch it in Feb 2023, right after the new version of Laravel comes out.
So here's our question to you... what do YOU want to see in Backpack v6? What do you want different? What do you want to stay the same? Let us know in the comments below 👇
That's it from us, for November. We're working on a few more cool stuff - so please subscribe to our weekly/monthly digest if you haven't already, follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook.
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