A clean and simple Laravel 5 activity logger for logging website / application actions.

0.3.3 2018-03-01 08:03 UTC

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Last update: 2020-03-24 12:59:08 UTC


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Basic installation, service provider registration, and aliasing:

Installation is done with composer, so add the package to yourcomposer.json file:

"require": {
	"jackjoe/activity-log": "0.3.*"

Then run composer update

Laravel 5.5+

Laravel 5.5 has auto discovery, you are done. If not see below.

<= Laravel 5.4

Register the service provider and alias in app/config/app.php. Add the following to the providers array:


And add this to the aliases array:

'Activity' => JackJoe\ActivityLog\Models\Activity::class,

Publishing migrations and configuration:

To publish this package's configuration, run this from the command line:

php artisan vendor:publish --provider="JackJoe\ActivityLog\ActivityLogServiceProvider"

Note: Migrations are only published; remember to run them when ready.

To run migration to create ActivityLog's table, run this from the command line:

php artisan migrate

Basic Usage

Logging user activity:

  'contentId'   => $user->id,
  'content' => 'User',
  'action'      => 'ACTION',
  'state'       => 'SUCCESS',
  'details'     => 'Username: ' . $user->username,
  'data'        => json_encode($data)

The above code will log an activity for the currently logged in user. The IP address will automatically be saved as well.

Variable guidelines

  • content: type of content we are dealing with, can be set to match PHP class, controller, model, ... It gives us more context where this action has taken place.
  • contentId (option): id of content, in case of a model
  • action: method name, sub-action in method, ..
  • state: state of action such as ERROR, SUCCESS, WRONG_CODE, ...
  • details: more like meta date about current state
  • data: raw data, fetched content, posted content, ...


Please see CONTRIBUTING for details.


Based on Regulus/ActivityLog.


The MIT License (MIT). Please see License File for more information.