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wink logo

Wink adds a nice UI where you can manage a publication of any size with posts, pages, tags, and authors.

You can add photos, code blocks, featured images, social media & SEO attributes, embedded HTML (YouTube Videos, Embedded Podcasts Episodes, Tweets, ...), and markdown!

Wink is used to manage the official Laravel blog,, and many more.

Dark & Light modes available so everyone is happy 😁


Wink uses a separate database connection and authentication system so that you don't have to modify any of your project code.

To install Wink, run these commands in the root of your Laravel app:

composer require themsaid/wink
php artisan wink:install
php artisan storage:link

Configure the database connection wink is going to be using in config/wink.php. Then run:

php artisan wink:migrate

Head to yourproject.test/wink and use the provided email and password to log in.

Uploading to S3

If you want to upload images to S3, update the storage_disk attribute in your wink.php configuration file to s3. Make sure your S3 disk is correctly configured in your filesystems.php configuration file.

's3' => [
    'driver' => 's3',
    'key' => env('AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID'),
    'secret' => env('AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY'),
    'region' => env('AWS_DEFAULT_REGION'),
    'bucket' => env('AWS_BUCKET'),
    'url' => env('CDN_URL'),
    'options' => [
        'CacheControl' => 'public, max-age=315360000'

Note: you're going to need to install the AWS-S3 Flysystem adapter, using composer require league/flysystem-aws-s3-v3 for this to work.

Using Unsplash

Visit to create a new unsplash app. Grab the 'Access Key' and add it to your .env file as UNSPLASH_ACCESS_KEY. Lastly, add unsplash to your config/services.php file:

'unsplash' => [
    'key' => env('UNSPLASH_ACCESS_KEY'),


After each update, make sure you run these commands:

php artisan wink:migrate
php artisan vendor:publish --tag=wink-assets --force

Displaying your content

Wink is faceless, it doesn't have any opinions on how you display your content in your frontend. You can use the wink models in your controllers to display the different resources:

  • Wink\WinkPost
  • Wink\WinkPage
  • Wink\WinkAuthor
  • Wink\WinkTag

To display posts and pages content, use $post->content instead of $post->body. The content will always be in HTML format while the body might be HTML or raw markdown based on the post type.


Special thanks to Caneco for the logo


Check the contribution guide.


Wink is open-sourced software licensed under the MIT license.