A Laravel publishing platform. Canvas is a fully open source package to extend your application and get you up-and-running with a blog in just a few minutes. In addition to a distraction-free writing experience, you can view monthly trends on your content, get insights into reader traffic and more!
Note: Canvas requires you to have user authentication in place prior to installation. You may run the
make:authArtisan command to satisfy this requirement.
You may use composer to install Canvas into your Laravel project:
composer require cnvs/canvas
Publish the assets and primary configuration file using the
canvas:install Artisan command:
php artisan canvas:install
Create a symbolic link to ensure file uploads are publicly accessible from the web using the
storage:link Artisan command:
php artisan storage:link
Note: The following steps are optional configurations, you are not required to complete them.
Want to get started fast? Just run
php artisan canvas:setup after installing Canvas. A
--data option may also be included in the command to generate demo data. Then, navigate your browser to
http://your-app.test/blog or any other URL that is assigned to your application. This command scaffolds a default frontend for your entire blog!
'unsplash' => [ 'access_key' => env('CANVAS_UNSPLASH_ACCESS_KEY'), ],
Want a weekly summary? Canvas provides support for a weekly e-mail that gives you quick stats of the content you've authored, delivered straight to your inbox. Once your application is configured for sending mail, update
'mail' => [ 'enabled' => env('CANVAS_MAIL_ENABLED', false), ],
Since the weekly digest runs on Laravel's Scheduler, you'll need to add the following cron entry to your server:
* * * * * cd /path-to-your-project && php artisan schedule:run >> /dev/null 2>&1
You may update your Canvas installation using composer:
Run any new migrations using the
migrate Artisan command:
php artisan migrate
Re-publish the assets using the
canvas:publish Artisan command:
php artisan canvas:publish
Run the tests with:
Canvas is open-sourced software licensed under the MIT license.