backpack/settings

Application settings interface for Laravel 5 using Backpack CRUD.

3.0.7 2020-04-24 14:33 UTC

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An interface for the administrator to easily change application settings. Uses Laravel Backpack. Works on Laravel 5.2 to Laravel 7.

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Install

In your terminal:

# install the package
composer require backpack/settings

# run the migration
php artisan vendor:publish --provider="Backpack\Settings\SettingsServiceProvider"
php artisan migrate

# [optional] add a menu item for it to the sidebar_content file
php artisan backpack:add-sidebar-content "<li class='nav-item'><a class='nav-link' href='{{ backpack_url('setting') }}'><i class='nav-icon la la-cog'></i> <span>Settings</span></a></li>"

# [optional] insert some example dummy data to the database
php artisan db:seed --class="Backpack\Settings\database\seeds\SettingsTableSeeder"

Usage

End user

Add it to the menu or access it by its route: application/admin/setting

Programmer

Use it like you would any config value in a virtual settings.php file. Except the values are stored in the database and fetched on boot, instead of being stored in a file.

Setting::get('contact_email')
// or 
Config::get('settings.contact_email')

Add new settings

Settings are stored in the database in the "settings" table. Its columns are:

There is no interface available to add new settings. They are added by the developer directly in the database, since the Backpack CRUD field configuration is a bit complicated. See the field types and their configuration code on https://backpackforlaravel.com/docs

Override existing configurations

You can use this addon to make various Laravel configurations adjustable through the settings GUI, including Backpack settings themself. For example, you can override the Backpack show_powered_by or the skin setting in /config/Backpack/base.php.

  1. Create the setting entry in your settings database. You can add the settings manually, or via Laravel seeders. The values inserted into the database should be look similar to below:

    For Backpack show_powered_by setting:

    Field Value
    key show_powered_by
    name Showed Powered By
    description Whether to show the powered by Backpack on the bottom right corner or not.
    value 1
    field {"name":"value","label":"Value","type":"checkbox"}
    active 1

    For Backpack Skin setting:

    Field Value
    key skin
    name Skin
    description Backpack admin panel skin settings.
    value skin-purple
    field {"name":"value","label":"Value","type":"select2_from_array","options":{"skin-black":"Black","skin-blue":"Blue", "skin-purple":"Purple","skin-red":"Red","skin-yellow":"Yellow","skin-green":"Green","skin-blue-light":"Blue light", "skin-black-light":"Black light","skin-purple-light":"Purple light","skin-green-light":"Green light","skin-red-light":"Red light", "skin-yellow-light":"Yellow light"},"allows_null":false,"default":"skin-purple"}
    active 1
  2. Open up the app/Providers/AppServiceProvider file, and add the below lines:

    <?php
    
    namespace App\Providers;
    
    use Illuminate\Support\ServiceProvider;
    
    class AppServiceProvider extends ServiceProvider
    {
        /**
         * Bootstrap any application services.
         *
         * @return void
         */
        public function boot()
        {
    +       $this->overrideConfigValues();
        }
    
        /**
         * Register any application services.
         *
         * @return void
         */
        public function register()
        {
            //
        }
    
    +   protected function overrideConfigValues()
    +   {
    +       $config = [];
    +       if (config('settings.skin'))
    +           $config['backpack.base.skin'] = config('settings.skin');
    +       if (config('settings.show_powered_by'))
    +           $config['backpack.base.show_powered_by'] = config('settings.show_powered_by') == '1';
    +       config($config);
    +   }
    }

Screenshots

See backpackforlaravel.com

  • List view: List / table view in Backpack/Settings
  • Editing a setting with the email field type:

Change log

Please see CHANGELOG for more information what has changed recently.

Testing

$ composer test

Contributing

Please see CONTRIBUTING for details.

Overwriting Functionality

If you need to modify how this works in a project:

  • create a routes/backpack/settings.php file; the package will see that, and load your routes file, instead of the one in the package;
  • create controllers/models that extend the ones in the package, and use those in your new routes file;
  • modify anything you'd like in the new controllers/models;

Security

If you discover any security related issues, please email hello@tabacitu.ro instead of using the issue tracker.

Please subscribe to the Backpack Newsletter so you can find out about any security updates, breaking changes or major features. We send an email every 1-2 months.

Credits

License

Backpack is free for non-commercial use and 69 EUR/project for commercial use. Please see License File and backpackforlaravel.com for more information.

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