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⏱️ Make Laravel model versionable.

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It's a minimalist way to make your model support version history, and it's very simple to roll back to the specified version.

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  1. PHP >= 8.0.2
  2. laravel/framework >= 9.0


  • Keep the specified number of versions.
  • Whitelist and blacklist for versionable attributes.
  • Easily roll back to the specified version.
  • Record only changed attributes.
  • Easy to customize.


composer require overtrue/laravel-versionable -vvv

Optional, you can publish the config file:

php artisan vendor:publish --provider="Overtrue\LaravelVersionable\ServiceProvider" --tag=config

And if you want to custom the migration of the versions table, you can publish the migration file to your database path:

php artisan vendor:publish --provider="Overtrue\LaravelVersionable\ServiceProvider" --tag=migrations

After you published the migration files, please update 'migrations' => false in the config file config/versionable.php to disable load the package migrations.

Then run this command to create a database migration:

php artisan migrate


Add Overtrue\LaravelVersionable\Versionable trait to the model and set versionable attributes:

use Overtrue\LaravelVersionable\Versionable;

class Post extends Model
    use Versionable;

     * Versionable attributes
     * @var array
    protected $versionable = ['title', 'content'];

    // Or use blacklist
    //protected $dontVersionable = ['created_at', 'updated_at'];


Versions will be created on vensionable model saved.

$post = Post::create(['title' => 'version1', 'content' => 'version1 content']);
$post->update(['title' => 'version2']);

Get versions

$post->versions; // all versions
$post->latestVersion; // latest version
// or

$post->versions->first(); // first version
// or

$post->versionAt('2022-10-06 12:00:00'); // get version from a specific time
// or
$post->versionAt(\Carbon\Carbon::create(2022, 10, 6, 12));


Reversion a model instance to the specified version:


// or


Reversion without saving

$version = $post->versions()->first();

$post = $version->revertWithoutSaving();

Remove versions

// soft delete
$post->removeVersion($versionId = 1);
$post->removeVersions($versionIds = [1, 2, 3]);

// force delete
$post->forceRemoveVersion($versionId = 1);
$post->forceRemoveVersions($versionIds = [1, 2, 3]);

Restore deleted version by id


Temporarily disable versioning

// create
Post::withoutVersion(function () use (&$post) {
    Post::create(['title' => 'version1', 'content' => 'version1 content']);

// update
Post::withoutVersion(function () use ($post) {
    $post->update(['title' => 'updated']);

Custom Version Store strategy

You can set the following different version policies through property protected $versionStrategy:

  • Overtrue\LaravelVersionable\VersionStrategy::DIFF - Version content will only contain changed attributes (default strategy).
  • Overtrue\LaravelVersionable\VersionStrategy::SNAPSHOT - Version content will contain all versionable attributes values.

Show diff between two versions

$diff = $post->getVersion(1)->diff($post->getVersion(2));

$diff is a object Overtrue\LaravelVersionable\Diff, it based on jfcherng/php-diff.

You can render the diff to many formats, and all formats result will be like follows:

    $attribute1 => $diffOfAttribute1,
    $attribute2 => $diffOfAttribute2,
    $attributeN => $diffOfAttributeN,


    "name" => [
        "old" => "John",
        "new" => "Doe",
    "age" => [
        "old" => 25,
        "new" => 26,

Other formats

toArray(array $differOptions = [], array $renderOptions = []): array
toText(array $differOptions = [], array $renderOptions = []): array
toJsonText(array $differOptions = [], array $renderOptions = []): array
toContextText(array $differOptions = [], array $renderOptions = []): array
toHtml(array $differOptions = [], array $renderOptions = []): array
toInlineHtml(array $differOptions = [], array $renderOptions = []): array
toJsonHtml(array $differOptions = [], array $renderOptions = []): array
toSideBySideHtml(array $differOptions = [], array $renderOptions = []): array


$differOptions and $renderOptions are optional, you can set them following the README of jfcherng/php-diff.

You can use another model(table) for store versions

You can define this variable in class, that used this trait to change model(table) for versions\


Model MUST extend \Overtrue\LaravelVersionable\Version\

//Example for pivot table
namespace App\Models;

use Illuminate\Database\Eloquent\Relations\Pivot;
use Overtrue\LaravelVersionable\Versionable;

class RoleHasPermissions extends Pivot
    use Versionable;

    public string $versionModel = VersionsRolePermission::class;

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You can contribute in one of three ways:

  1. File bug reports using the issue tracker.
  2. Answer questions or fix bugs on the issue tracker.
  3. Contribute new features or update the wiki.

The code contribution process is not very formal. You just need to make sure that you follow the PSR-0, PSR-1, and PSR-2 coding guidelines. Any new code contributions must be accompanied by unit tests where applicable.