A framework for creating flexible, powerful admin dashboards in Rails. Try the demo.

Code Quality Rank: L5
Monthly Downloads: 108,968
Programming language: JavaScript
License: MIT License
Tags: Admin Interface     Rubygems    
Latest version: v0.18.0

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A framework for creating flexible, powerful admin dashboards in Rails. Try the demo.


Administrate is still pre-1.0, and there may be occasional breaking changes to the API. Check the release notes for important updates.


What Is Administrate?

Administrate is a library for Rails apps that automatically generates admin dashboards. Administrate's admin dashboards give non-technical users clean interfaces that allow them to create, edit, search, and delete records for any model in the application.

Administrate solves the same problem as Rails Admin and ActiveAdmin, but aims to provide a better user experience for site admins, and to be easier for developers to customize.

To accomplish these goals, Administrate follows a few guiding principles:

  • No DSLs (domain-specific languages)
  • Support the simplest use cases, and let the user override defaults with standard tools such as plain Rails controllers and views.
  • Break up the library into core components and plugins, so each component stays small and easy to maintain.


To customize the appearance, behavior, and contents of the dashboard, we publish a set of guides for the current release.

These guides are available as markdown files in the docs subdirectory of the git repository, too.

We publish docs for the upcoming release, which you can find at our prerelease app.


Please see CONTRIBUTING.md.

Administrate was originally written by Grace Youngblood and is now maintained by Nick Charlton. Many improvements and bugfixes were contributed by the open source community.


administrate is Copyright © 2015-2019 thoughtbot. It is free software, and may be redistributed under the terms specified in the LICENSE file.

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