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v2.1.7 2019-04-25 04:23 UTC

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Last update: 2020-09-18 19:27:39 UTC


A content management system for Laravel 5.

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CMS Canvas requires Laravel 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 5.7, or 5.8 and a MySQL server.


Require this package with Composer

composer require diyphpdeveloper/cmscanvas:2.1.*

Create the database

mysql -uroot -p -e "create database cmscanvas"

Update your .env file or config/database.php to use the cmscanvas database


Quick Start

  1. Once Composer has installed or updated you will need to register CMS Canvas's user model with Laravel. To do this update the providers array in config/auth.php to:

    'providers' => [
        'users' => [
            'driver' => 'eloquent',
            'model' => CmsCanvas\Models\User::class,
  2. If running Larevel 5.2 to 5.4 you will need to manually register providers and aliases. If you are running Laravel 5.5 or greater this step can be skipped. Open up config/app.php and find the providers key, towards the end of the file, and add the following just prior to the application service providers:

    'providers' => [
             * Application Service Providers...

    Now find the alliases key, again towards the end of the file, and add the following to the end:

    'aliases' => [
            'Admin'     => CmsCanvas\Support\Facades\Admin::class,
            'Content'   => CmsCanvas\Support\Facades\Content::class,
            'Theme'     => CmsCanvas\Support\Facades\Theme::class,
            'StringView' => CmsCanvas\Support\Facades\StringView::class,
            'Form'      => Collective\Html\FormFacade::class,
            'HTML'      => Collective\Html\HtmlFacade::class,
            'Twig'      => TwigBridge\Facade\Twig::class,
  3. Now that config/app.php and config/auth.php is configured, use Artisan to add CMS Canvas's templates and configs:

    php artisan vendor:publish
  4. Next use Artisan to create CMS Canvas's database tables:

    php artisan migrate
  5. Populate the database tables with the default data required for CMS Canvas to run:

    php artisan db:seed --class="CmsCanvas\Database\Seeds\DatabaseSeeder"
  6. Make the following directories writable:

    chmod 777 public/diyphpdeveloper/cmscanvas/thumbnails
    chmod 777 public/diyphpdeveloper/cmscanvas/uploads
  7. Finally, remove any root (home page) routes from app/Http/routes.php (Laravel 5.2) or routes/web.php (Laravel 5.3)

    // app/Http/routes.php (Laravel 5.2) or routes/web.php (Laravel 5.3)
    // The following is an example of what to remove:
    - Route::get('/', function () {
    -     return view('welcome');
    - });
  8. To access the admin panel go to your web browser and visit:
    Password: password

Once you are logged in the first thing you should do is change your email and password!!!

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