A laravel action filter

1.0.0 2019-10-14 20:53 UTC

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Last update: 2022-12-06 17:20:55 UTC


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Helper to create Action Filter like in Wordpress but in your Laravel/PHP project. Forked from :


Install via composer

composer require cherrypulp/laravel-action-filter

Register Service Provider

Note! This and next step are optional if you use laravel>=5.5 with package auto discovery feature.

Add service provider to config/app.php in providers section


Register Facade

Register package facade in config/app.php in aliases section




Anywhere in your code you can create a new action like so:

use Cherrypulp\ActionFilter\Facades\Events as ActionFilter;

ActionFilter::action('my.hook', 'awesome');

The first parameter is the name of the hook; you will use this at a later point when you'll be listening to your hook. All subsequent parameters are sent to the action as parameters. These can be anything you'd like. For example you might want to tell the listeners that this is attached to a certain model. Then you would pass this as one of the arguments.

To listen to your hooks, you attach listeners. These are best added to your AppServiceProvider boot() method.

For example if you wanted to hook in to the above hook, you could do:

ActionFilter::addAction('my.hook', function($what) {
    echo 'You are '. $what;
}, 20, 1);

Again the first argument must be the name of the hook. The second would be a callback. This could be a Closure, a string referring to a class in the application container (MyNamespace\Http\Listener@myHookListener), an array callback ([$object, 'method']) or a globally registered function function_name. The third argument is the priority of the hook. The lower the number, the earlier the execution. The fourth parameter specifies the number of arguments your listener accepts.


Filters work in much the same way as actions and have the exact same build-up as actions. The most significant difference is that filters always return their value.

To add a filter:

$value = ActionFilter::filter('my.hook', 'awesome');

If no listeners are attached to this hook, the filter would simply return 'awesome'.

This is how you add a listener to this filter (still in the AppServiceProvider):

ActionFilter::addFilter('my.hook', function($what) {
    $what = 'not '. $what;
    return $what;
}, 20, 1);

The filter would now return 'not awesome'. Neat!

You could use this in conjunction with the previous hook:

ActionFilter::addAction('my.hook', function($what) {
    $what = ActionFilter::filter('my.hook', 'awesome');
    echo 'You are '. $what;

Using in Blade

Given you have added the EventBladeServiceProvider to your config, there are two directives available so you can use this in your Blade templates.

Adding the same action as the one in the action example above:

@action('my.hook', 'awesome')

Adding the same filter as the one in the filter example above:

You are @filter('my.hook', 'awesome')


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


This package is bootstrapped with the help of cherrypulp/laravel-package-generator.