Using the Layout Editor mode

The Layout Editor mode is your go-to tool when you want to edit your user interface.

Swiching ON the Layout Editor mode ​

Provided you have the necessary permission, you will see a paintbrush icon at the top-right of your interface.

This switches the Layout Editor mode ON. From this point on, you can edit your layout and collections settings. Read on to discover what you can do.

Show/hide collections

Some collections might not be relevant for your operational team. When the Edit mode is ON (1), you will see an eye icon on the left of each collection (2). If this eye is colored, it means that the collection is shown. You can click on it to toggle show/hide a specific collection (3).

Show/hide fields ​​

The same behavior applies to the columns (or fields) of a specific collection. When the Edit mode is ON, you will see at the very left end of all column headers a small Cog on an orange background (1). If you click on it you will be able to reorder the fields (2) and hide/show the desired ones (3).

Reorder collections and fields ​​

When the Edit mode is ON, the editable elements are surrounded by dotted lines (2). If this the case, then you can change the order of the elements by drag-and-dropping them.

Reorder tabs

After logging in, Forest Admin automatically redirects you to the dashboard by default. It is possible to change the default tab for the "Data" tab. To do that:

  1. Activate the layout editor

  2. Change the position of the "Data" tab