When writing custom solutions, make sure that the text that your solution provides is helpful to the user reading it.
For all solutions that are built into Ignition, we make use of a solution "style guide".
You may want to use them in your solutions too.
The solution title should be a full sentence with the "problem" that this solution is trying to fix upfront. It should not contain any punctuation and no caps on all words.
App Key Missing
Your app key is missing
Avoid questions in your solution descriptions. If you are in doubt that your solutions are going to fix the problem 100% of the time, use verbs like "seems", "might", "could", etc.
Optionally state the problem in full sentences and give clear instructions on what the user can do to solve the problem.
You can use markdown inside your solution description to highlight inline-code snippets to point to files or classes.
Is your application key missing? Try adding it to your environment variables.
Generate your application encryption key using
php artisan key:generate.
If there is a chance to let you automatically fix the problem for the user, provide a runnable solution. This way, developers can quickly try and fix the problem with the press of a button.
Make sure also to provide the information on how to manually perform the fix, in case something goes wrong.
The button of a runnable solution should point out what happens when the button gets clicked.
Fix the problem
Run missing migrations
In addition to a solution title and description, you can also point the user to various links where the user can read more about how the issue can be fixed or avoided. When linking to external resources, try to be as specific as possible, where the link will take the user.
Watch "Laravel 5 Fundamentals - Migrations" on Laracasts