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Using ActiveAdmin to Build an Admin UI Discussion

Jacob Giberson Jacob Giberson

Hey Chris, At min 8 sec 49, i am trying to follow along. My screen looks like and yours has the user dropdown. I am not sure what I must have missed. Do you know what it is? I will be trying to figure it out here, and will update you if I find it, thanks, and later I am not seeming to get the association of the user :
TITLEpost 1
BODYthis is my post
PUBLISHED ATDecember 28, 2016 23:43
CREATED ATDecember 28, 2016 23:43
UPDATED ATDecember 28, 2016 23:43


Did you add the user_id column to your Post model?


Hey @excid3:disqus, thanks for the vid. How would you rate Active Admin vs Administrate which you covered in Episode 94? I'm looking for something lightweight for one of my bigger apps.

By the way for those reading this. There's been a vulnerability issue reported for the Rails_admin and Administrate gems for part versions. So be sure to update them if you're using those.



I prefer Administrate personally because it's more or less just regular controllers namespaced to the admin area. No special DSLs or anything, so you can customize it just like you would write your normal app.

Also yeah, noticed those security updates recently as well. 👍


Hey @disqus_RYFYDXZ9Pd:disqus where is the security vulnerability for Administrate? Not seeing a new version since Oct 28, at 0.3.0. Am I missing something?


You should use "RailsAdmin" or "ActiveAdmin" .. what is the most practical?



I didn't get how do you fix the

Path for JQuery UI Datepicker is wrong


In your Gemfile change the line that loads the gem to:

gem 'activeadmin', git: ''


Where is the GitHub source code for this episode?


Some of these early episodes don't have the source code uploaded unfortunately. I was terrible at saving the code early on!

Ahmed Zaman Ahmed Zaman

@excid3:disqus I am facing the same problem as @jacobgiberson:disqus and I have added the belongs_to, but still it doesn't show the user and if I post something user field shows empty


I know this is really old but was wondering if anyone had resolved the issues of ActiveAdmin interfering with jquery etc.

I have created an app that works nicely with AA and came here and found the nice tutorial on how to add autocomplete to my app. Trouble is I get the easyComplete(options) is not a function problem.

I tried using the sample autcomplete app. As soon as I add activeadmin to it it breaks too.

Been a big time waster. Hate JS/Jquery for how brittle it is. All help welcome.



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