Backpack also provides ways to quickly write code inside your admin panels, for you to customize to your needs. There are two officials tools, both will help you publish, override or generate files, that you can customize to your liking:
If you've installed Backpack, you already have access to Backpack's command line interface. You can run
php artisan backpack to get a quick list of everything you can do using our CLI. Here's that same list, a bit more organized:
php artisan backpack:build
|Create CRUDs for all Models that do not already have one.
php artisan backpack:crud
|Create a CRUD interface: Controller, Model, Request
php artisan backpack:crud-controller
|Generate a Backpack CRUD controller.
php artisan backpack:crud-model
|Generate a Backpack CRUD model
php artisan backpack:crud-request
|Generate a Backpack CRUD request
php artisan backpack:crud-operation
|Generate a custom Backpack CRUD operation trait
php artisan backpack:crud-form-operation
|Generate a custom Backpack CRUD operation trait with Backpack Form
php artisan backpack:button
|Generate a custom Backpack button
php artisan backpack:column
|Generate a custom Backpack column
php artisan backpack:field
|Generate a custom Backpack field
php artisan backpack:filter
|Generate a custom Backpack filter
php artisan backpack:page
|Generate a Backpack Page
php artisan backpack:page-controller
|Generate a Backpack PageController
php artisan backpack:chart
|Create a ChartController and route
php artisan backpack:chart-controller
|Generate a Backpack ChartController
php artisan backpack:widget
|Generate a Backpack widget
php artisan backpack:add-custom-route
|Add code to the
php artisan backpack:add-sidebar-content
|Add code to the Backpack sidebar_content file
php artisan backpack:publish
|Publishes a view to make changes to it, for your project
php artisan backpack:install
|Install Backpack requirements on dev, publish CSS and JS assets and create uploads directory.
php artisan backpack:require:pro
|Require Backpack PRO
php artisan backpack:require:devtools
|Require Backpack DevTools on dev
php artisan backpack:require:editablecolumns
|Require Backpack Editable Columns
php artisan backpack:publish-middleware
|Publish the CheckIfAdmin middleware
php artisan backpack:fix
|Fix known Backpack issues.
php artisan backpack:user
|Create a new user
php artisan backpack:version
|Show the version of PHP and Backpack packages.
For the people who want to step up their code-generation game, we've created Backpack DevTools. It empowers devs to do most of the things our CLI does, but:
Here are a few things DevTools makes easy, and how:
As opposed to the CLI who can only generate an empty model, DevTools can create near-perfect Eloquent Models, that include fillable and relationships. Just fill in one web form:
While the code might not be perfect for complex models (will need a double-check and possibly customizations), it will generate working code, and it will save you the bulk of your work.
This is something the CLI doesn't offer at all.
When generating a Model, you can also choose to generate a Factory and a Seeder for it. While the generated code isn't 100% perfect for complex models, it's a great starting point - and super-easy to customize after it's generated.
One other benefit of having Factories and Seeders generated is that you'll then be able to Seed your tables (aka. add dummy entries) right from your admin panel, inside DevTools:
The functionality here isn't much different from the CLI. DevTools will allow you to create standard CRUDs for your Eloquent models, from the comfort of your web browser. Hell, it will even show you a list of Models, to see which ones have CRUDs and which ones do not.
Note: DevTools will not allow you too choose operations, columns, fields etc for those CRUDs. The CRUDs that are generated are standard, just like the ones provided by our CLI. You can then customize operations, columns, fields etc in code, directly.
While the CLI allows you to create blank operations, DevTools takes that to a whole different level. It allows you to quickly create fully-working Operations, where you just need to customize the logic. Using various combinations, DevTools allows you to create up to 16 types of operations
Just like the CLI, DevTools will help generate custom buttons, columns, fields or filters... or alternatively... publish the existing blade files, to customize them to your liking.
Just like the CLI, DevTools will also help you generate completely custom admin panel pages, that DO NOT have CRUDs. This is very useful to generate pages for your Dashboards and other types of pages that do not depend on CRUD. Keep in mind you can copy-paste any HTML from https://backstrap.net into the views and it'll look identical.
Needless to say, we highlighy recommend purchasing Backpack DevTools. It saved us so many hours in development time, we can't even count. It's not a magic bullet - it's NOT a no-code solution. But it will help you generate so much code, and keep you working on the important bits, the actual logic.