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Backpack turns 8 years old and celebrates this with a 40% discount

Backpack turns 8 years old and celebrates this with a 40% discount

Time certainly flies by! Backpack for Laravel has been around for so many years that everyone on the team gets a little nostalgic. To celebrate our anniversary:

  • we’ve told the story of our 8-year history of building Laravel admin panels;
  • we tracked down more than 40 Laravel admin panels, to create a comprehensive article about the Laravel admin panel libraries and learn from them (contact us if you’ve launched one);
  • to celebrate this we are doing a HUGE discount promotion;

Read on to find out what Backpack is, what makes it different and what discounts you can take advantage of now:

#About Backpack admin panels

Never heard of a backpack? Boy, do we have news for you! Let me give you the TLDR:

Backpack CRUD (our free and open-source core) includes all the basic features an admin panel needs: authentication, over 300 HTML components and standard CRUDs. You can then build your own custom functions on top of it or buy paid add-ons, which offer so much functionality that it’s difficult to name just a few. But here goes: 25+ field types, calendar editing, editable columns… the list goes on.

#What makes Backpack different?

In brief, Backpack is the best at KISS (“keep it simple, stupid”). It’s a lesson we learned the hard way, and one we should never compromise on. 8 years ago we had already built dozens of websites & apps for customers and we learned one important thing from our many mistakes: the easiest solution is usually the best. When we decided we needed an admin panel, we built one using KISS as a guide (actually we built four, but who’s counting). The point is that we followed that KISS principle through 2024 and it turned out to be an EXCELLENT decision, avoiding complete rewrites and making our lives a lot easier.

KISS has manifested itself in what makes Backpack different technically. So here goes. Unlike other Laravel management panels:

  • Backpack uses a minimalist stack. To use it, you just need to know Laravel. To customize it, you might need to know some Bootstrap and Javascript for heavy customization, but that’s it. This finishes it unbelievable easy to adjust, super easy to attract developers (from junior to senior) and a pleasure to come back in a few years to make a change.
  • Backpack has a long-term obsession with technology. Of the 40+ Laravel admin panels launched over the past decade… 90% are now dead. Why? Because they opted for this or that cool new technology. And it’s proven to be a bad choice, or people are just fed up with it and have moved on to the next cool technology. Backpack has always tried to stay away from tech trends. We only adopt something when we know we will enjoy using it five years from now. That’s why we still use Bootstrap. That’s why we still have bits using jQuery in 2024 – because it’s still a good long-term technology for that specific use case.
  • Backpack offers all the features you need, from a single source. It is very terribly difficult to build out all the features an admin panel needs. So difficult that it took us almost 8 years to do it. To get around that, most admin panels build the core and then invite other developers to build third-party add-ons. But that’s a trap! In most cases, your project will end up with dozens of dependencies, with dozens of developers, and with dozens of quality levels. Backpack, on the other hand, offers everything you need, from one supplier with a proven track record: Backpack. We also have third-party add-ons… but they tend to be small and niche and very few projects need them.
  • Backpack really helps with everything you need – not just code, but also HTML components, wireframing, design, code generation, support and outsourcing. Often building an admin panel becomes much more than “coding an admin panel“We know, because we built e-commerce, ERPs, social networks and more on Backpack, so we know how complex it can get:

To sum up, The backpack has been around for 8 years now, is tried and tested, well maintained, packed with features and has a truly complete offering. Our goal was for you to have EVERYTHING you need to complete your admin panel, and after these 8 years… many people say “everything” falls short 🤣 Our KISS approach has proven to be a great way to complete admin panels building for today and for the future.

If you like any of the things that make us different… we think you’ll love Backpack! Maybe even as much as us. If you decide to try it out… we have great news!

#Discounts

We decided to celebrate our 8th anniversary with one Four weeks of celebration, where everything is 25% discount! In addition, we have planned a number of flash discounts, where the discount is even higher (but it will be limited to the first N buyers).

Here are all the coupon codes and their details:

  • HAPPY8THBIRTHDAY40 – 40% discount on 40 purchases, starting June 10 (flash sale);
  • HAPPY8THBIRTHDAY33 – 33% discount on 33 purchases, starting June 17 (flash sale);
  • HAPPY8THBIRTHDAY25 – 25% discount, for 4 weeks, from June 10, 2024;

Conditions:

  • Who can use them? Someone. Also new buyers and returning buyers.
  • When do you use them? In the time windows above. All discounts expire on July 7, 2024.
  • Can I purchase if my updates have not yet expired? Yes, an additional 12 months of updates will be added to your access.
  • How do you use them? At checkout, just before the TOTAL, click “Add coupon“.

If you’re new to Backpack, I hope you enjoy this opportunity to try what we’ve been working on for the past 8 years.

If you’ve been with us for a while, thank you again for your support all these years. Without people like you, we wouldn’t be able to do our work developing this software. You are incredibly amazing and we are super grateful that you are here 🙏

Now continue – go to https://backpackforlaravel.com and purchase our paid add-ons at a huge discount. We recommend “all” because that will give you the best experience. But you can start with a Single-Project PRO license for only 42 EUR! 🤯

Here’s to many more years of building and maintaining software for you 🍻

Cheers!