Additional Database options
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By default, the amount of articles and users generated is quite tiny so that
contributors experience a quick installation. If you require more data for your
local installation, you can tune amount of data generated with the environment
This variable, which defaults to
1, allows the developer to increase the size
of their local DB. For example:
SEEDS_MULTIPLIER=2 rails db:setup
will result in creating double the default amount of items in the database.
It's currently used only for
It can also be used for
rails db:seed and
Default Admin User
Seed data creates a handful of regular users, and a single admin user that can be used to log into the application with the Email login option:
Other seed modes
To put your local forem into "starter mode", as it would be for a new creator,
MODE=STARTER rails db:setup
This mode skips creation of all sample data.