MerbAdmin is a Merb plugin that provides an easy-to-use interface for managing your data.

It currently offers the features listed here.

Take it for a test drive with sample data here.



$ gem install merb-admin

In your app, add the following dependency to Gemfile:

gem "merb-admin", "~> 0.8.7"

Add the following route to config/router.rb:

add_slice(:merb_admin, :path_prefix => "admin")

Then, run the following rake task:

$ rake slices:merb-admin:install

Configuration (optional)

If you're feeling crafty, you can set a couple configuration options in config/init.rb:

Merb::BootLoader.before_app_loads do
  Merb::Slices::config[:merb_admin][:app_name] = "My App"
  Merb::Slices::config[:merb_admin][:per_page] = 100
  Merb::Slices::config[:merb_admin][:excluded_models] = ["Top", "Secret"]


Start the server:

$ merb

You should now be able to administer your site at localhost:4000/admin.


MerbAdmin does not implement any authorization scheme. Make sure to apply authorization logic before deploying to production!


In the spirit of free software, people of all abilities are encouraged to help improve MerbAdmin.

There are many ways to contribute:

  • by reporting bugs

  • by suggesting new features

  • by writing documentation

  • by writing specifications

  • by writing code (no patch is too small: fix typos in comments or inconsistent whitespace)

  • by refactoring code

  • by reviewing patches

  • financially

All contributors will be added to the credits below and will receive the respect and gratitude of the author.


If you are interested in contributing to MerbAdmin, please contact Erik Michaels-Ober via email, GitHub, or Twitter.


Many thanks to:

Also, thanks to beer.