New Addon - JSON Field Type

If your admins have been looking for a quick way to edit JSONs in their admin panel, we have excellent news. Regular contributor Ziming...

Cristian Tabacitu
Cristian Tabacitu
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If your admins have been looking for a quick way to edit JSONs in their admin panel, we have excellent news. Regular contributor Ziming has published a package that allows you to use this new JSON field type in your Backpack for Laravel admin panels.

First of all, it looks beautiful:

Backpack JSON Field Type

But also - it's dead-simple to use, and has a lot of smart features out-of-the-box, including:

  • multiple modes of viewing the JSON (code, tree, form)
  • syntax highlighting
  • indented code
  • color picker
  • searching
  • undo & redo

Keep in mind: not all admin panels will need this field. In fact, it is recommended that you do NOT use this field if the admin is non-technical - it'd be difficult for them to understand they need to abide by the JSON format. But, if the admin is technical and can be trusted to edit JSONs, this add-on is a plug-and-play solution that will cover A LOT of use cases. It could save you from creating some custom fields which means it could save you quite a few hours of work.

For more information please check out the ziming/json-field-for-backpack repo on Github. If you like it, remember to star it and let Ziming know he's done a great job. He definitely deserves it!

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