Nasrul Hazim Bin Mohamad

Laravel: Import Templates into Laravel



We know, there’s millions of web templates available out there – the clean look, corporate look, modern, minimalist. You name it, either it is free or paid version, usually it come in HTML, JS and CSS format. It’s hard to find template that is ready with Laravel.

Previously, here are some of the approaches I did, to get the template into Laravel application.

  1. Download the template, copy the assets, organise them in public directory. That’s ok, but I need a way to keep everything in resources/assets.
  2. Download the template, mimic / copy the important part of the template – CSS / JavaScript – place it in resources/assets and start writing codes for front-end assets, then compile using Laravel Mix.
  3. Get the list of dependencies used for the theme, manually install using yarn add..., then create scripts – CSS / JavaScripts – in resources/assets, then compile using Laravel Mix.

All these some of my previous approaches in importing templates into Laravel application.

Yesterday, I have a chance experimenting on new method. Here the workflow:

  1. Clone / Download the template into resources/assets/templates/
  2. In terminal, go into resources/assets/templates/the-template/, run npm install && npm run build – depending on your template selection, sometimes it is required to compile the template, but there is templates that did not require you to compile.
  3. Then in webpack.mix.js, copy all assets generated in resources/assets/templates/the-template/ to public/the-template.

Then you are done! You can start use the asset() helper like asset('the-template/js/vendor.js'), and so on in your layouts.

Following an example of the templates I have compile and export to public folders – but I did not implement in the new layout, as it require a lot of efforts to create components and use all the classes from the template.

Template Into Laravel

Hope my explanation will make you guys clear, how to import templates into Laravel projects – 3 main steps: git clone, build(optional), copy compiled assets with mix to public directory.


Laravel: Reset Password From an API



Today, will share about how to reset your account in Laravel application from an API.

This is assumed you already setup JWT Auth in your Laravel app.

Create a new API controller – php artisan make:controller Api/Auth/ForgotPasswordController and copy paste the following code, and add the forgot password route in routes/api.php.

So, basically what I did was to use Illuminate\Foundation\Auth\SendsPasswordResetEmails trait, which being used in the default Laravel Forgot Password Controller.

I just copy codes from sendResetLinkEmail method, and make changes on how the response we should receive from an API.

Then you are done! Easy right? 🙂

To test, open up your email, you just need to pass email address – just like we did in Laravel Auth Scaffold, then you are done.

The email owner will receive reset password link, and the owner open up the email, click on the link, go reset as usual, as we did on web app.

That’s all, thanks!

Laravel: HasDatatable Trait



Just a simple setup on datatable – to have a trait that can be use for other models.

Assumed that you already install Yajra Datatable, we going to setup the API end point, simplify the setup of datatable.

Here the trait:

You can use the protected $datatable property to select which fields to display in your datatable.

The usage:

The API Endpoint:

Then you are done!

You may overwrite the datatable scope in your model if you need other implementation for the scope.

This is just one neat simple setup, reusable to your other models.

Hope this can help speed setup your datatable API Endpoint.

Thanks for reading!

p/s: You may see this setup in Cleanique Coders

Laravel: Observer Setup Enhancement



It’s been awhile since my last blog post. Today, just want to share something simple, an enhancement of LARAVEL: CREATE HASHED ID FOR A RESOURCE USING OBSERVER. Going to refactor a bit.

First, let’s modify the app/Observers/Kernel.php, to be like the following:

Next, add new config file for our observer – config/observers.php:

And that’s it!

Very simple and straightforward setup of Laravel Observer, much cleaner than before.

Should I make this as a package? Do let me know if you guys need this as a package. 🙂