Laravel 4 file upload package.

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1.1.4 2015-02-11 16:05 UTC

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Cabinet is a file upload package for Laravel 4.

Cabinet Poster

Cabinet is a package that allows easy upload of files and images.


  • File Upload
  • Image Processing for display
  • Configurable Image options
  • Route, Controller, Model cli generators
  • Configurable

Quick start

Required setup

In the require key of composer.json file add the following:

For use with Laravel 4.1.x

"andrewelkins/cabinet": "1.0.x"

For use with Laravel 4.2.x

"andrewelkins/cabinet": "1.1.x"

Run the Composer update command

$ composer update

In your config/app.php add 'Andrew13\Cabinet\CabinetServiceProvider' to the end of the $providers array

'providers' => array(



At the end of config/app.php add 'Cabinet' => 'Andrew13\Cabinet\CabinetFacade' to the $aliases array

'aliases' => array(

    'App'        => 'Illuminate\Support\Facades\App',
    'Artisan'    => 'Illuminate\Support\Facades\Artisan',
    'Cabinet'    => 'Andrew13\Cabinet\CabinetFacade',


Upload model

Now generate the Cabinet migration:

$ php artisan cabinet:migration

It will generate the <timestamp>_cabinet_setup_uploads_table.php migration. You may now run it with the artisan migrate command:

$ php artisan migrate

It will setup a table containing filename, directory_path, extension, user_id and deleted_at fields, which are the default fields needed for Cabinet use.

Create an upload model in app/models/Upload.php:


use Andrew13\Cabinet\CabinetUpload;

class Upload extends CabinetUpload {

    protected $softDelete = true;


CabinetUpload class will take care of all the default upload behavior. This can be extended in your Upload model.

Dump the default assessors

Least, you can dump a default controller and the default routes for Cabinet.

$ php artisan cabinet:controller
$ php artisan cabinet:routes

Don't forget to dump composer autoload

$ composer dump-autoload

Publish public assets

In order to use the js/css/images you'll need to publish the assets.

$ php artisan asset:publish andrewelkins/cabinet

And you are ready to go. Access http://localhost/upload to upload a file. It is highly suggested to put some auth protection on the uploads.


Using custom table / model name

To change the controller name when dumping the default controller template you can use the --name option.

$ php artisan cabinet:controller --name Uploader

Will result in UploaderController

Then, when dumping the routes, you should use the --controller option to match the existing controller.

$ php artisan confide:routes --controller Uploader

Using custom form for upload and other configuration options.

First, publish the config files:

$ php artisan config:publish andrewelkins/cabinet

Then edit the view names in app/config/packages/andrewelkins/confide/config.php.

Further, you can change the location of the uploads, type of upload files, and many more options!

RESTful controller

If you want to generate a RESTful controller you can use the additional --restful or -r option.

$ php artisan cabinet:controller --restful

Will result in a RESTful controller

Then, when dumping the routes, you should use the --restful option to match the existing controller.

$ php artisan cabinet:routes --restful


This is free software distributed under the terms of the MIT license

Special Thanks

Generator code uses code from the Confide package. It is then modified to fit this application. Thanks goes out to @Zizaco for that code.

Workbench tutorial by Jason Lewis was excellent in getting up and running with workbench.

Image upload tutorial from Phil Sturgeon which inspired me to create this package.

Additional information

Any questions, feel free to contact me.