Custom Blade components to add sortable/drag-and-drop HTML elements in your apps

v1.3.0 2021-04-04 22:44 UTC

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Laravel Blade Sortable





You can install the package via composer:

composer require asantibanez/laravel-blade-sortable

After the package is installed, make sure to add laravel-blade-sortable::scripts components next to your other scripts.

<script src="/js/app.js"></script>


Package requires SortableJs and AlpineJs to be installed in your application in order to enable sorting. Reach out to their respective documentation in order to set them up.

NOTE: SortableJs must be available at the window object level in Javascript. To do this, import the library using

window.Sortable = require('sortablejs').default

or use any other similar approach


The package provides 2 custom Blade components to enable sorting of DOM elements:

  • laravel-blade-sortable::sortable
  • laravel-blade-sortable::sortable-item


laravel-blade-sortable::sortable is used as the wrapper element for your sortable/drag-and-drop items. It must be used to enclose the children it will enable sortable.

    {{-- Items here --}}

By default, the component renders a "div" as the wrapper node. You can customize this behavior by passing an as property to render the type of node you need.

    as="ul" {{-- Will render an unordered list wrapper node --}}
    {{-- Items here --}}

NOTE: Any other attribute you pass along (class, id, alt, etc) will be added to the element

If you would like to use custom Blade component as a wrapper node, you can also do this by passing a component property.

    component="custom-blade-component" {{-- Will render "x-custom-blade-component" --}}
    {{-- Items here --}}

Sortable Item

laravel-blade-sortable::sortable-item is used as the wrapper element for each item you want to enable sorting.

    <x-laravel-blade-sortable::sortable-item sort-key="jason">
    <x-laravel-blade-sortable::sortable-item sort-key="andres">
    <x-laravel-blade-sortable::sortable-item sort-key="matt">
    <x-laravel-blade-sortable::sortable-item sort-key="james">

NOTE: Similar to laravel-blade-sortable::sortable, you can pass a as or component property to render the type of node or custom component you desire.

NOTE: Extra attributes like class, id, alt, etc can be passed along to and will be added to the item node.

As you may have noticed, every laravel-blade-sortable::sortable-item requires a sort-key property. This property will be used to keep track of the ordering of the elements. Should be unique too.

And that's it. You have now a sortable list rendered by Laravel Blade without any custom Javascript. 🔥


That example looks awful though 😅. Because you can pass in any custom component or styling directly, you can customize the wrapper and item nodes according to your needs. Here's another example using TailwindCSS ❤️ and custom components


Looks dope, right? 👌

Advanced Usage

As Form Input

The sort order of elements can be used alongside other input fields on form submissions. To enable this behavior, just pass a name prop to a laravel-blade-sortable::sortable component. The name should be the name of the input in your form.

        {{-- Items here --}}

By adding a name props, the component internally adds hidden inputs for each one of the items' sort-key.


Pretty neat! 👌

With Livewire

Into Livewire? It's awesome. We know.

You can use this package within your Livewire views and use the sorting information in the component.

To get "sort change" updates in your Livewire component, just add the attribute wire:onSortOrderChange to a x-laravel-blade-sortable::sortable component. Adding this attribute will hook the Livewire component when a sorting event happens and will call the specified method/callback.

    {{-- Items here --}}

In the example above, every time your items are sorted, the handleSortOrderChange method will be called passing as argument an array with your items' sort-key in the current order.


Extra info is passed along too, so you can check extra data when processing the sort order

public function handleOnSortOrderChanged($sortOrder, $previousSortOrder, $name, $from, $to)
    // $sortOrder = new keys order
    // $previousSortOrder = keys previous order
    // $name = drop target name
    // $from = name of drop target from where the dragged/sorted item came from
    // $to = name of drop target to where the dragged/sorted item was placed


To support some advanced features of SortableJs, it is possible to pass the following props to a laravel-blade-sortable::sortable component:

  • animation: milliseconds it takes to run the sorting animation. 150 is the default value.
  • ghost-class: class added to the dragged object during sort. Default is null. Must be 1 class only.
  • drag-handle: class name that will be used as the handle for dragging. Only the DOM element that has that class can enable sorting.
    {{-- Items here --}}


Multiple Drop Zones

Wanting to have different drop zones to drag/drop/sort elements? We have you covered. 😎

Just add a group string prop to a laravel-blade-sortable::sortable component. Add the same prop to another laravel-blade-sortable::sortable component on the same page and BOOM! Done!

    {{-- Items here --}}

    {{-- Items here --}}


Enable/Disable sorting and/or drop

Use :allow-sort=true|false and :allow-drop=true|false to x-laravel-blade-sortable::sortable components to enable/disable sorting and/or drop of elements.

Both defaults to true.

    {{-- Items here --}}



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