Forem Creators and Builders

Ridhwana Khan for Forem Core Team

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Creator Navigation & Route Restructure

We're excited to announce that we have restructured the admin creator navigation to make it more accessible, useful to creators and extensible to developers for new features.

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You can also view the demo here.

Just to refresh your memory, this is a screenshot of the creator navigation previously:
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The new restructure introduces a logically grouped navigation in the form of menus at a first level and tabs at a second level (See GIF above for a visual representation). Consequently, we have updated the URL's of these pages to reflect this new structure. So, if you have any admin creator items bookmarked, please be sure to update them :)

This change creates a significant impact to the Forem creator user experience, because creators will now be able to make updates to their Forem with more ease and intuition.

If you are a Forem creator or admin you’ll be seeing this update on your Forem soon. We’re really excited to have you use and make updates to your Forem instance with this new restructure in place. Please look out for updates as we keep improving on the Creator experience in the upcoming weeks.

You can find the new list of the groupings below for your reference.

Group Item Old URL Path New URL Path
Overview /admin/overview /admin/overview
People /admin/users /admin/users
Content Manager Posts /admin/articles
Comments /admin/comments /admin/content_manager/comments
Badges /admin/badges, /admin/badge_achievements /admin/content_manager/badges, /admin/content_manager/badge_achievements
Organizations /admin/organizations /admin/content_manager/organizations
Podcasts /admin/podcasts /admin/content_manager/podcasts
Tags /admin/tags /admin/content_manager/tags
Customization Config /admin/config
HTML Variants /admin/html_variants /admin/customization/html_variants
Display Ads /admin/display_ads /admin/customization/display_ads
Navigation Links /admin/navigation_links /admin/customization/navigation_links
Pages /admin/pages /admin/customization/pages
Profile Fields (feature flagged) /admin/profile_fields /admin/customization/profile_fields
Admin Team /admin/permissions
Moderation Reports /admin/reports /admin/moderation/reports
Mods /admin/mods /admin/moderation/mods
Moderator Actions /admin/moderator_actions /admin/moderation/moderator_actions
Privileged Reactions /admin/privileged_reactions /admin/moderation/privileged_reactions
Advanced Broadcasts /admin/broadcasts /admin/advanced/broadcasts
Response Templates /admin/response_templates /admin/advanced/response_templates
Sponsorships /admin/sponsorships /admin/advanced/sponsorships
Developer Tools /admin/tools,/admin/secrets, /admin/webhook_endpoints /admin/advanced/tools,/admin/advanced/secrets,/admin/advanced/webhook_endpoints
Apps Chat Channels /admin/chat_channels /admin/apps/chat_channels
Events /admin/events /admin/apps/events
Listings /admin/listings /admin/apps/listings
Welcome Threads /admin/welcome /admin/apps/welcome

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Ildi • Edited

A much welcomed improvement! As I have been slowly setting up my Forem community, I have at times felt that the accessibility of the Admin dashboard could be reworked. It's like the team read my mind πŸ’š

So far I only got to test the new navigation system really quickly, but it already felt much easier to use. Will be sure to provide further feedback if there is anything interesting that comes up.

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Ridhwana Khan Author

Thanks so much for the feedback! We’re so glad that you’re finding this easier to use and we hope to keep making improvements that will make this experience better for you 😊

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Ildi

Thanks for the work you and the team put in!

At the moment, I encounter the most friction with the "Customization > Config" section. There is a lot going on in there which is fine because Forem offers a lot of features/functionality but some things can be improved, in particular the following tabs: Community Content, Images, Mascot, Meta Keywords, User Experience and Brand.

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Ridhwana Khan Author • Edited

I completely understand your frustration with this section. You'll notice on our open source repository that we're actively tackling the admin interface (config section included) and working towards having these sections within a more contextualised and intuitive view. We look forward to shipping these updates and reducing that friction for creators. We'll keep ya'll updated here!

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Ildi

Awesome, looking forward to the updates. Keep up the great work and thank you once again!

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Ella Ang (she/her/elle)

This was a real quality of life improvement for me today - thank you again for all your hard work on this restructure, @ridhwana_k πŸ’›

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Michael Tharrington

Seriously, this upgrade is so dang awesome!! πŸ˜€

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Ridhwana Khan Author

I'm so glad to hear this! πŸ’š Thank you!

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Lee

This looks Amazing, can’t wait to try it out thanks @ridhwana_k

Also, I really want to join and contribute to β€˜Ridhwana’s Cat Community’ 😻

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Ridhwana Khan Author

Please let us know what you think once you take it for spin 😊

LOL, I cannot wait to set up that community on production and post cat pics all day πŸ˜‚

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Lee

We so need it!

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mouthed πŸ§™β€β™‚οΈ

Fantastic! ❀️

Can i Installing Forem on Windows 10?

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Michael Kohl • Edited

Yes, here's the guide: docs.forem.com/installation/windows/

You may also be interested in the GitPod option: docs.forem.com/installation/gitpod/