Concord CRM is configureable with tons of options but in some cases you will need to customize the code for your requirements to add new feature or modify existing features.
As the code is not obfuscated, you will be able to achieve this as long you have a developer knowledge and you are familiar with Laravel and VueJS and you can configure a development environment on your PC.
Customization support is not included with the purchase, we cannot provide customizations that extended default Concord CRM features, if you don't have the knowledge for customization, it's highly recommended to hire a professional to do the job for you.
In order to perform any customization, you will need to be familiar with common development tools like working with NodeJS, NPM, Composer as well with Laravel and VueJS.
The guide below is just a general guide to help you get started, if you are already familiar with Laravel and VueJS, feel free to use your own development techniques to customize Concord CRM.
- We cannot provide general Laravel and development support.
- We cannot provide HOW-TO advice on if Concord CRM is capable of doing what you want/need.
# Development Environment
Before even starting to customize Concord CRM, you will need a development environment in place in order to perform any customization. If you are not familiar with Laravel, we highly recommend to first read Laravel Installation Guide (opens new window)
- Make sure you have installed Git (opens new window) on your local machine.
- Install Laravel Homestead (opens new window) globally.
- If you haven't already, install NodeJS (opens new window) and NPM.
# Configure Concord CRM
After your development environment is configured, you will need to perform clean installation in Concord CRM.
- We believe that you already installed Laravel Homestead and configured a blank project, extract the Concord CRM files e.q. in
- Perform fresh Concord CRM installation.
- Install NPM packages by running
npm run watchto watch for any files changes in the
You are free to edit the files in the directories if you are in need, please keep in mind that these files are development files and any changes to the files won't be compiles unless you are watching the files with by running the npm command
npm run watch in the root of Concord CRM directory.
After the files are compiled, they will be placed in the
After you have finished your development, you will need to prepare Concord CRM for deployment on your live server.
npm run prodto build the Javscript and CSS files for production.
- If you installed development composer dependencies run
composer install --optimize-autoloader --no-dev.
- Upload the files to server (without
node_modulesfolder and including the
# Conflicts with Concord CRM Updates
If you decide to edit Concord CRM and customize it for your requirements, we highly recommend to re-think your logic on how you will be merging changes when Concord CRM update is released, you can use Git to maintain your own repository for Concord CRM then merge the changes when new released of Concord CRM is published.
We can't provide a guide on how to achieve this, but if you don't have the knowledge or ability to maintain the changes we highly recommend to use your customized version if fits for your requirements, you don't need to perform update.