A simple option package for Laravel

v1.0.0 2018-10-12 17:24 UTC


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This is a simple package to provide a key=>value option store for Laravel.

This package was inspired by the WordPress get_option() functionality. If you are interested in building a non-laravel implementation, check out my judahnator/option package. A simple key/value store to keep basic site settings persistent, especially settings that change too frequently to add to your env but that do not justify having a whole application model for.


Installation is fairly straightforward. Simply require this package via composer.

composer require judahnator/laravel-option

You will also need to publish some assets. Run the php artisan vendor:publish --tag=config command and follow the instructions there to publish.

Last you will need to configure how you want to store your options. Open up the new config/options.php file that was created and look through the options there. Here is a basic overview on how each of the driver options will work.


Uses the Laravel Caching subsystem. Your options will be persistant until you clear your application cache.


Uses a database table to store configuration values. You will need to publish and run a migration in order to use this. Run php artisan vendor:publish --tag=migrations then php artisan migrate


Stores all the options in a flat JSON file. In order to use this driver you will need to create an options file and set the "options_file" setting in the same file to its location.

It is highly recomended to keep your options file out of version control. Perhaps have an 'options.json.example' file as a template, keeping your 'options.json' file in your gitignore file.


A 100% in-memory driver. Options will not persist through a reload. This is mostly handy for a proof of concept or for debugging.


Usage is super straightforward.

  • To get an option:
    • \Option::get('foo', 'optional default value if foo not found')
  • To check if an option exists:
    • \Option::has('foo')
  • To set (or overwrite) an option:
    • \Option::set('foo', 'foos value')
  • To delete an option:
    • \Option::delete('foo')

For convenience sake I have also added some helper functions. They are just aliases of the above, but you are free to use them as well.

  • delete_option($key)
  • get_option($key, $default)
  • has_option($key)
  • set_option($key, $value)

You may also interact with the library via artisan commands, which should help with automation and other CLI endpoints. Here are some examples of how that might work:

# Deletes the option if it exists, throws an error if not
php artisan option:delete option_to_delete;

# Prints 'Yes' or 'No'
php artisan option:has my_option;

# Prints the value of the option.
# If the option is not a string the value will be "print_r"'d
php artisan option:get super_option

# Sets the value of an option
php artisan option:set some_option some_value

Custom Drivers

If you do not like any of the default drivers and want to use your own, no problem! The method of doing so is fairly straightforward.

Create your "driver," which is a class that implements the \judahnator\Option\OptionInterface interface. That interface defines all of the functions required. If you are looking for a starting point, you can extend the \judahnator\LaravelOption\Drivers\MemoryDriver class. Check out the \judahnator\LaravelOption\Drivers\JsonFileDriver for an example of how to do just that.

Once you have your driver written, you need to add it to your config file. For the "driver" option add the full path to your class. For example:

    // ...
    'driver' => \Path\To\Custom\Driver::class,
    // ...