Duration: 3 minutes
In addition to our core packages (Base and CRUD), we have quite a few packages you can install or download, that treat common use cases. Some have been developed by our core team, some by our wonderful community. For example, we have plug&play interfaces to manage site-wide settings, the default Laravel users table, users, groups & permissions, content for custom pages, using page templates, news articles, categories and tags, etc.
Take a look at:
Starting with v5, Backpack has become open-core. The main features are now split into two packages:
Backpack\CRUD is perfect if you're building a simple admin panel - it's packed with features! It's also perfect if you're building an open-source project, the permissive license allows you to do whatever you want.
When your admin panel grows and your needs become more complex, you can purchase our Backpack\PRO add-on, which adds A LOT of features for complex use-cases (see list here). Our documentation includes instructions on how to use both Backpack\CRUD and Backpack\PRO, with all the PRO features clearly labeled PRO
With thousands of developers using Backpack, a lot of them non-commercial, and such a small price, we can't offer official support for the packages. We've been doing this since 2016, we actively maintain the packages, we try to squash any bugs ASAP and add new features all the time, but we unfortunately can't spend time on back-and-forth on implementation issues in your project. But. We do have good documentation and have been blessed with a great community, where people help each other out. If Backpack becomes your tool of preference, I highly recommend you join our gang. Help others get started, create cool stuff, or even influence the direction of Backpack:
backpack-for-laraveltag. We've been blessed with a great community that is happy to help. Who doesn't like getting StackOverflow points?)
Thank you for sticking up with us for so long. This is the last Backpack lesson we can give you. Now you have absolutely no excuse not to start your first Backpack project :-) Here are a few links for if you still don't think you're ready: