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Laravel Installer

This repository is the Laravel 5.3 version of this one.

Features

  • point base url to installator route
  • check PHP version
  • check folders permissions
  • check server requirements
  • allow application publication
  • get the database settings with a form
  • migrate the database
  • seed the database (if needed)
  • optionaly get basic informations (set in config) for administrator creation with a form
  • allow saving complementary informations fo administrator (for example roles)
  • set an unique security key for application
  • remove service provider reference in config to delete the installation stuff

Installation

Type :

    composer require bestmomo/laravel5-3-installer

Add the service provider to config/app.php :

    Bestmomo\Installer\InstallerServiceProvider::class,

Publish

The last required step is to publish views, translations and configuration in your application with :

    php artisan vendor:publish --tag=laravel-installer

Configuration

Views

View are in resources/views/vendor/installer, you can customize them as you want.

Translations

Translations are in resources/lang/* in installer.php file. You can customize them as you want and add other languages (default are only en and fr).

Configuration

Configuration is in config/installer.php :

  • Application name : the name of the application
  • Application version : the version number of the application
  • PHP version : you can set newer version if you need for your application (dont forget to update lang files too)
  • Server requirements : add other requirements if you need for your application
  • Permissions : add other permissions if you need for your application
  • Publish path : if you have to publish directories and files set the path (default is null). For example you have a blog directory with folders, subfolders and files at the root, set this value :
  'publish-path' => base_path('blog'),

Take care that any file with same name will be changed for the new one.

  • Login url : set the login url for button at the end of installation
  • Administrator : set true if you want administrator creation with installation. Set also the fields if default values dont suit. But take care that these fields must fit the create method of AuthController (or your form request) because package uses this method to create the administrator. If you use form request for validation set it in validator configuration. If you use a custom creator method set it in creator configuration.

To add other informations to administrator as roles you can create this method in RegisterController :

protected function userAddValues(User $user)
{
    // Add elements to administrator record there
}

The user model is provided as method parameter so you can easily set a query.

Todo list

  • Screenshots