Administration

Updating Pixelfed

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

Admin user

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();