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Jump Start Rails by Andy Hawthorne

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Chapter 5Adding More Features

Although it may not feel like it, we've completed major parts of our app already. Getting ActiveAdmin up and running has made it easy to begin adding content in earnest. But there are still some tweaks we can do to make working with the app a more pleasant experience. For example, you'll probably want to draw in some visitors to your site—which means we could do with some help from the Ruby ecosystem to add more features to our app.

In this chapter, we'll be adding the following:

  • a gem to enable us to use pretty URLs, such as http://localhost:3000/posts/my-first-blog-post, rather than the Rails default style, such as http://local:3000/pages/1

  • a gem that allows us to add metadata, such as page titles and meta descriptions, ...

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