Before we dive into the features of Nova, let's review a quick outline of this course, and which features Nova provides out of the box.
In this lesson, we'll review how to install and setup Nova within a new Laravel application.
Now that you've installed Nova, let's learn how you can define and register your own custom resources so that you can manage them in your Nova application.
In this next episode, we'll take a look at the various resource fields that Nova provides. We can add WYSIWYG editors,
Boolean fields and much more to our resources.
In this next screencast, we'll take a look at how you can use Laravel Nova to manage your resource relationships. It doesn't matter whether you have a
BelongsToMany relationship; Laravel Nova makes configuring and using your model relations a cinch!
Your resources now contain various fields, but they lack one important feature: validation. In this next screencast, we'll add the necessary validation rules to our resources to prevent invalid input.
In practically every admin panel, you'll eventually need to specify different forms of authorization. For example, an administrator can perform tasks that a regular user is not allowed to do. In this episode, we will find out how to specify who can access which parts of your resources.
With built-in search capabilities in Nova, let's dig into how you can enable or disable searching for your resources, how you can use Laravel Scout to enable fuzzy-search, and how to modify the output of the search results.
In this next episode, we'll learn how to customize the listing of your resources by using custom filters and "lenses" in Laravel Nova.
Laravel Nova ships with countless customization options for you to take advantage of. One of these options is called "Actions". Let's see how we can attach an action to our resources in order to perform custom tasks with.
One thing that comes to mind, when you think of adminstration panels is metrics: being able to quickly calculate and review key statistics in your application. Laravel Nova makes the process of adding and configuring metrics as easy as possible. Let's review how it works.
Sometimes, your application may require a custom page inside of Nova. Doing so will provide a place for you to have complete control over what is displayed and what you can do. Let's dig into the creation of a custom tool to achieve this.
With the addition of metrics in Laravel Nova, we've already reviewed what a "card" in Nova looks like. In this next episode, we'll create our own custom card that contains a digital clock. Once created, we can attach it to the dashboard and our resource page.
In this next screencast, we'll review how to create custom fields to use in your resources. For example, perhaps you want to create a custom color-picker, a tag input field, or something completely different. Laravel Nova provides you the tools you need to prepare any of these sorts of fields.
With our Nova application ready to go, let's learn how you can modify the look and feel of Nova by modifying the package views and creating your own custom Nova theme.