Laravel Nova as Your Administration Panel Development Platform

September 27, 2022

Last Updated: September 27, 2022

Nova is a beautifully-designed administration panel for Laravel. Carefully crafted by the creators of Laravel, Nova is designed to make you the most productive developer in the galaxy.

Laravel Nova was launched on 22nd August 2018, as the official administration panel for Laravel web applications. Nova has evolved since then and evolved a lot! It’s no longer a simple Resource Management tool.

In my eyes, it can be everything from an admin panel to a CMS to a CRM. It’s rocket fuel for your Laravel projects that lets you focus on the features that matter to your users.

Nova 4.x released by April 2022, which continues the improvements made in Nova 3.x by introducing a thoroughly updated responsive design built on Tailwind 2, Vue 3, and Inertia.js. Don’t worry – it supports dark mode.

Here are the 7 features of Laravel Nova which differentiate it from other platforms and make it ahead in the competition.


The primary feature of Nova is the ability to administer your underlying database records using Eloquent. Nova accomplishes this by allowing you to define a Nova “resource” that corresponds to each Eloquent model in your application.

Nova’s resource manager allows you to quickly view and manage your Eloquent model records directly from Nova’s intuitive interface.

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Nova ships with a variety of fields out of the box, including fields for text inputs, booleans, dates, file uploads, Markdown, and more. If your application requires it, you may specify a separate list of fields for specific display contexts.



Actions perform tasks on a single record or an entire batch of records. Have an action that takes a while? No problem. Nova can queue them using Laravel’s powerful queue system.

It’s very useful when you want to implement features like Import/Export and Status updates of your resource.



Nova filters are simple classes that allow you to scope your Nova index queries with custom conditions. Write custom filters for your resource indexes to offer your users quick glances at different segments of your data.

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Need to customise a resource list a little more than a filter can provide? No problem. Nova lenses allow you to fully customise the underlying resource Eloquent query.

For example, you may want to list all your application’s users sorted by their total lifetime revenue.

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Nova metrics allow you to quickly gain insight on key business indicators for your application. For example, you may define a metric to display the total number of users added to your application per day, or the amount of weekly sales for a given product.

Nova offers several types of built-in metrics: value, trend, partition, and progress. To put the cherry on top, we’ve included query helpers to make it all easy as pie.

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Cards are similar to resource tools, but are small, miniature tools that are typically displayed at the top of your dashboard, resource index, or resource detail pages.

In fact, if you have used Nova metrics, you have already seen Nova cards. Custom Nova cards allow you to build your own, metric-sized tools. It gives you a Vue component and infinite possibilities.

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In the End

One day, Nova will have the kind of impact on Laravel development that Laravel had on PHP web development. Mind it.

Nova is a real game-changer, and we barely scratched the surface in terms of what it’s capable of doing. Plus, with all of the incredible packages that folks are already releasing, we’re in for some great times ahead.

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