Easy flash notifications - for Semantic UI

1.4 2015-07-14 18:53 UTC

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Last update: 2023-03-19 16:18:57 UTC



First, pull in the package through Composer.

"require": {
    "laracasts/flash": "~1.3"

And then, if using Laravel 5, include the service provider within app/config/app.php.

'providers' => [

And, for convenience, add a facade alias to this same file at the bottom:

'aliases' => [
    'Flash' => 'Laracasts\Flash\Flash'


Within your controllers, before you perform a redirect...

public function store()
    Flash::message('Welcome Aboard!');

    return Redirect::home();

You may also do:

  • Flash::info('Message')
  • Flash::success('Message')
  • Flash::error('Message')
  • Flash::warning('Message')
  • Flash::overlay('Modal Message', 'Modal Title')

Again, if using Laravel, this will set a few keys in the session:

  • 'flash_notification.message' - The message you're flashing
  • 'flash_notification.level' - A string that represents the type of notification (good for applying HTML class names)

Alternatively, again, if you're using Laravel, you may reference the flash() helper function, instead of the facade. Here's an example:

 * Destroy the user's session (logout).
 * @return Response
public function destroy()

    flash()->success('You have been logged out.');

    return home();

Or, for a general information flash, just do: flash('Some message');.

With this message flashed to the session, you may now display it in your view(s). Maybe something like:

@if (Session::has('flash_notification.message'))
    <div class="alert alert-{{ Session::get('flash_notification.level') }}">
        <button type="button" class="close" data-dismiss="alert" aria-hidden="true">&times;</button>

        {{ Session::get('flash_notification.message') }}

Note that this package is optimized for use with Twitter Bootstrap.

Because flash messages and overlays are so common, if you want, you may use (or modify) the views that are included with this package. Simply append to your layout view:



<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
    <meta charset="UTF-8">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="//maxcdn.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/3.2.0/css/bootstrap.min.css">

<div class="container">

    <p>Welcome to my website...</p>

<script src="//code.jquery.com/jquery.js"></script>
<script src="//maxcdn.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/3.2.0/js/bootstrap.min.js"></script>

<!-- This is only necessary if you do Flash::overlay('...') -->


If you need to modify the flash message partials, you can run:

php artisan vendor:publish

The two package views will now be located in the `app/views/packages/laracasts/flash/' directory.

Flash::message('Welcome aboard!');

return Redirect::home();


Flash::error('Sorry! Please try again.');

return Redirect::home();


Flash::overlay('You are now a Laracasts member!');

return Redirect::home();


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