A Laravel Nova help field.

0.6.0-alpha 2022-05-10 11:35 UTC

This package is auto-updated.

Last update: 2022-10-31 00:20:20 UTC


A custom Nova fields which allows to show custom help messages within form, detail and index screens.

Base example


See changelog here.


Run this command in your nova project:

composer require comodolab/nova-help

Then you can use the field in your resource as follow:

use Comodolab\Nova\Fields\Help\Help;

public function fields(Request $request)
    return [
        Help::make('Help title', 'Help message!'),

Base example


Nova Help Field has many options as follow:

Default templates

Help::make('title', 'message'); // Default help message
Help::success('title', 'message');
Help::info('title', 'message');
Help::warning('title', 'message');
Help::danger('title', 'message');

// There's also a special template for headings
Help::header('title', 'subtitle');

// If you prefer you can call the non static type method
Help::make('title', 'message')->type('warning'); 

Help templates:

Base example

Headings template:

Base example

Both title and message are optional

Help::make('Only title');
Help::make()->message('Only message');

Messages can also be callable

Help::make()->message(function () {
    return "{$this->name} is awesome!";


You can pick one of the default SVG icons ( provided by Steve Schoger.

Help::make('Title')->icon('help'); // the default one
// Load a custom one
Help::make('Love you')
    ->message('Yes, I love you!')
    ->icon('<svg viewBox="0 0 20 20" xmlns=""><path d="m10 3.22-.61-.6a5.5 5.5 0 0 0 -7.78 7.77l8.39 8.39 8.39-8.4a5.5 5.5 0 0 0 -7.78-7.77z"/></svg>');
// or show no icon at all

Base example

Render html messages

Help::make('Title', 'Message with <a href="#">link</a>')->displayAsHtml();

From v0.2 the displayAsHtml() method applies also to the field name (unless shown as column header on index).

Full width on details screen

// Remove annoing padding in detail screen, also the default behaviour for the heading template 
Help::make('Negative margin')->showFullWidthOnDetail();

Base example

With side label

// Show a side label instead of the title on the top
Help::make('Look I\'m on the side')
    ->message('I\'m not...')

Base example

Collapsible help fields

Help fields can be made collapsible using the fluent method collapsible(). Collapsible help fields are collapsed by default and toggle their state clicking on their title. Also, keep in mind that collapsible fields must define both a title and message and cannot be used with side labels.

// Collapsible field
Help::info('Click here to toggle', 'Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet...')

Base example

Show help messages on index

 * By default help messages aren't shown on index,
 * when enabled they are shown as an hoverable 
 * icon showing a plain (no html) tooltip.
Help::make('Column title')
    ->message('Message with <a href="#">link</a>') // The link code will be stripped out on index
// Field icons can be shown conditionally on index
Help::make()->message(function () {
    return $this->name?"{$this->name} is awesome!":null;

Base example