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Laravel 5 Simple Uploader

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Uploading files and store its in Filesystem / Cloud storage in Laravel 5 is not easy and simple for some developers. This package provides a simple way to do that, and comes with fluent interface that you might like.


First, install this package via the Composer package manager:

composer require rymanalu/laravel-simple-uploader

Next, you should add the UploaderServiceProvider to the providers array of your config/app.php configuration file:


Don't forget to add the Uploader facade to the aliases array for shorter code:

'Uploader' => Rymanalu\LaravelSimpleUploader\Support\Uploader::class,

After that, you should publish the Uploader configuration using the vendor:publish Artisan command. This command will publish the uploader.php configuration file to your config directory:

php artisan vendor:publish --provider="Rymanalu\LaravelSimpleUploader\UploaderServiceProvider"


The Uploader configuration is located at config/uploader.php, where you can adjust the default file provider and the default file visibility as you want.

File Providers

This package comes with two file providers, from HTTP request and local filesystem. Before uploading a file, you can set where the file is provided. Example:

Uploader::from('request')->upload('avatar'); // see the supported providers at config/uploader.php

// Or you can use the magic methods...

If you call method on the Uploader facade without first calling the from method, the uploader will assume that you want to use the default provider.

// If your default provider is local, it will automatically use the local provider.


Uploading a File

Now, uploading a file is very simple like this:


namespace App\Http\Controllers;

use Uploader;
use Illuminate\Http\Request;

class UserController extends Controller
     * Change user's avatar.
     * @param  \Illuminate\Http\Request  $request
     * @return \Illuminate\Http\Response
    public function changeAvatar(Request $request)


The upload method accept a request key or path where the file is located (based on the file provider) as first parameter and returns a boolean: true if succeed or false if failed.

You may pass a Closure callback as second parameter that will be called if the file successfully uploaded:

// The parameter in the Closure is a full uploaded filename...
Uploader::upload('avatar', function ($filename) {
    Photo::create(['photo' => $filename]);

Uploader::upload('/path/to/file', function ($filename) {
    $user = User::find(12);

    $user->update(['avatar' => $filename]);

Choosing the File Storage

Automatically, the Uploader will use your default Filesystem Disk when storing the file. But, you can choose where you will store the file with uploadTo method:

// see the supported uploadTo parameter at config/filesystems.php

// Or you can use the magic methods...

Set the Folder

Maybe you want to specify the folder where the file will be stored. Just use the toFolder method:


Rename the File

Adjust the filename as you want with renameTo method:


If you ignore this method, the file will be renamed to random and unique name.

File Visibility

You may set the file visibility using the setVisibility method:


Or just ignore this, and the Uploader will set the visibility based on your configuration.

Method Chainning

All the methods above except the upload method, are chainable. Feel free to call other methods before calling the upload. Example:


Adding Custom File Provider

Implementing The Provider

Your custom file provider should implement the Rymanalu\LaravelSimpleUploader\Contracts\Provider. This interface contains just a few simple methods we need to implement. A stubbed Google Drive implementation looks something like this:


// You are free to place the providers anywhere you like...
namespace App\Uploader\Providers;

// Check this interface to see all the docblock for each method...
use Rymanalu\LaravelSimpleUploader\Contracts\Provider;

class GoogleDrive implements Provider
    public function isValid() {}
    public function getContents() {}
    public function getExtension() {}
    public function setFile($file) {} // Or you can use Rymanalu\LaravelSimpleUploader\Support\FileSetter trait to implement this method...

Registering The Provider

Once your provider has been implemented, you are ready to register it with the UploaderManager. To add additional drivers to the manager, you may use the extend method on the Uploader facade. You should call the extend method from the boot method of a service provider. You may do this from the existing AppServiceProvider or create an entirely new provider:


namespace App\Providers;

use App\Uploader\Providers\GoogleDrive;
use Illuminate\Support\ServiceProvider;
use Rymanalu\LaravelSimpleUploader\Support\Uploader; // Or just "use Uploader;" if you register the facade in the aliases array in "config/app.php" before...

class UploaderServiceProvider extends ServiceProvider
     * Perform post-registration booting of services.
     * @return void
    public function boot()
        Uploader::extend('gdrive', function ($app) {
            // Return implementation of Rymanalu\LaravelSimpleUploader\Contracts\Provider...
            return new GoogleDrive;

     * Register bindings in the container.
     * @return void
    public function register()

Once the provider driver has been registered, you may use the gdrive driver in your config/uploader.php configuration file.