After you have installed Pixelfed, you may update to the latest commits by pulling the dev branch and doing necessary updates/migration/caching:
$ cd /home/pixelfed # or wherever you installed pixelfed $ git pull origin dev $ composer install $ php artisan route:cache $ php artisan migrate --force
You can give a user the admin role with the command
php artisan user:admin USER. USER can be a user id or a user name.
Optionally, you can do it manually
$ php artisan tinker >>> $username = 'username_here'; >>> $user = User::whereUsername($username)->firstOrFail(); >>> $user->is_admin = true; >>> $user->save();