Extensible Components [DOCS]
Easily replace the entire front-end, or pick and choose which components to customize.
Custom Fields [DOCS]
Extend posts, comments, and users with your own custom fields.
Callback Hooks [DOCS]
Nova provides multiple callback hooks so you never have to modify its core.
Auto-generated Forms [DOCS]
Forms are generated from your data schema; no front-end coding required.
Social Login [DOCS]
Let users log in with all the most common oAuth providers.
Built-in Emails [DOCS]
Nova features a built-in email templating system for notifications and auto-generated newsletters.
Reusable Front-end [DOCS]
If you ever outgrow Nova, just keep your React components and switch in your own back-end.
Powerful Filters [DOCS]
Search your data by category, keyword, or date, or add your own custom filters.
A quick overview of Nova.
Get Nova up and running.
Learn how to configure Nova's settings.
Learn more about Nova's file architecture.
A first look at customizing Nova components.
Adding custom fields, callbacks, and routes.
Adding, removing, and replacing schema fields.
Understanding how to use callbacks to tweak Nova's back-end behavior
Customizing email templates and adding your own.
Understanding groups and permissions and creating your own.
What do I need to know to use Nova?
Nova makes building apps easier, but it does require some knowledge of the Node and React ecosystems. You should also be comfortable with using the command line and Git. In other words, it's aimed at intermediate-level developers.
What can I build with Nova?
The best use case for Nova is any type of app organized around a feed or database of user-generated content. Think Instagram, Product Hunt, or even AirBnB. That being said you can also use Nova's various modules to help build anything at all if you know Meteor and React.
How much does Nova cost to deploy?
You should budget around $10/month for a Digital Ocean droplet, plus $20/month for MongoDB database hosting. Note that Nova cannot be hosted on shared hosting.
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