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SilverStripe recipe-admin

recipe-admin is a SilverStripe recipe designed for "portal" projects that only need to use the "administration" part of SilverStripe to manage DataObjects:

What does the recipe do?

  • Strips out CMS functionality,
  • Set the administration area as the default route,
  • Add a generic login screen so you don't have style your own,
  • Showcase generic DataObject that you can be copied and adapted for your purpose,
  • Showcase how to set up default groups,
  • Showcase a generic report.

Screen shot of recipe-admin

View a short video of a recipe-admin project

Getting started

Add recipe-admin to your composer file.

# If starting a brand new project
composer create-project maxime-rainville/recipe-admin your-project-folder

# If you already have a composer file
composer require maxime-rainville/recipe-admin

Rename .env-sample to .env and adjust the settings according to your environment.

From here, just follow the normal set up steps for a SilverStripe project.

What to do next?

The recipe comes with some simple examples to help you get started quickly. But you will need to tweak the example code to your use case.

Set up your DataObjects

Two basic DataObjects are included in the basic recipe: Dog and Breed. Both of them come with sample code illustrating how to:

  • define basic relations
  • set basic validation rules
  • define basic permissions.

Copy or rename these DataObject to suit your use case.

Define an ModelAdmin controller

Dog and Breed can be managed via the "DogAdmin" ModelAdmin. Rename DogAdmin and adjust it to reference your own DataObjects.

Set the default area in the Model

Recipe-admin is configured to have a default administration area. This will be the first screen your users will see after login into your portal.

By default this points to DogAdmin. Update app/_config/routes.yml to point to your own ModelAdmin

SilverStripe\Admin\AdminRootController:
  url_base: 'a'
-  default_panel: DogAdmin
+  default_panel: YourCustomAdmin

Define some default data

recipe-admin comes with some default records. This pre-populates your project with some data with your first dev/build. When setting up a new environment, this allows you to quickly get started without having to load a database snapshot.

Adjust app/_config/default-records.yml to reflect your own DataObjects.

Define some default groups

recipe-admin ships with a simple DataExtension showing you how do define default groups. Adjust the groups and permission define app/_config/default-records.yml to reflect your own DataObjects.

Create some reports for your users

BreedReport shows you how you can create a custom report to allow your user to get refine view of their data.

If your users don't need this data, simply delete BreedReport and the "Report" panel will be hidden.

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