A Module Manager for Laravel 4

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1.1.4 2013-07-16 15:41 UTC


Modules is a module management for Laravel Version 4.

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Changelog 1.1.3

  • added Global Namespace Loading

You can add to your module.json an array:

"global": [


Here you can load every folder you want from your module. e.g

"global": [

The ModuleManager adds now the directory to the Laravel ClassLoader. You can now access all class from global namespace without adding any namespaces.


class StartController extends BaseController {

    public function showWelcome()
        return View::make('hello');


Changelog 1.1.0

  • rewritten package
Why the package was rewritten

There was an error in the previous version that I have not thought of. And it was a matter of great and lowercase the folder and file names. In Laravel 3 it was still whether the namespace is case insensitive. But at 4 Laravel not.

Now, the package is designed to

What does this mean exactly

The namespace represents the folder and file renaming. In other words, if you have the following namespace:

namespace Modules\Dashboard\Controller\Admin

then the path to folder must also be written as:


for files the same:

use Modules\Dashboard\Controller\Admin\Start

and the path to file:


Please read the installation part

Changelog 1.0.2

  • added registerFolders() Method
  • added permission check to checkModules() Method
  • remove getPath() Method
Changes in detail


This method registers all needed folders may be added to the classes of namespaces Laravel. In detail, the following class:

  • View
  • Config
  • Translation

This allow you to use package style handling for your modules e.g Config::get('module::config.item');

permission Check

The permission check checks whether the modules folder are writable. If this is the case, all necessary files are copied, on the other hand, the aplication is stopped and an error. (Only in debug mode)


The automatic folder registration make this method deprecated.


To get the latest Version of Modules simply require it in your composer.json file.

"levare/modules": "dev-master"

After that, you'll need to run composer install to download the latest Version and updating the autoloader.

Once Modules is installed, you need to register the ServicProvider with the application. Open up app/config/app.php and search the providers key.

'providers' => array(
    // your other Providers

Modules also ships with a facade which help you to manage your Modules. You can register the facade in the alias key of your app/config/app.php file.

'aliases' => array(
    // your other aliases
    'Module' => 'Levare\Modules\Facades\Modules'

Last bot not least. Add the Namespace to your composer.json file. Search on this file the autoload key. If you use a custom module folder location change levare/ to app/ (in case your modules folder location is: app/Modules)

"autoload": {
    // Other Stuff for Autoload

    // If PSR-0 not exists then create it
    "psr-0": {
        "Modules": "levare/"

Run composer dump-autoload to register the new Namespace.

How to use

There is a simple way to use this Package. Create a new folder named levare in your root directory and in levare a folder named Modules. That's it!

To use a custom module folder location:

php artisan config:publish levare/modules

Then in: app/config/packages/levare/config.pphp

return array(

    'module_folder_location' => 'your-location-here', //example app/modules, levare/modules


Now you can create a module in a simple way. Add a new Folder to Modules and request your Site. The Module Manager does everything else for you. It create all needed files and register the Module.

You can now add specific Folders like Controllers, Models, views, and so on.

module.json File

This file contains all the information from your module. You can autoload all files you need by adding the filename/path to the autoloader key.

"autoloader": [

You can load whatever you want from your Module..


The Namespace for any Module is Modules\ModuleNameE\FolderName

Check if your modules folder and all under it have, chmod 775!

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