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Ardent Models with better Translatable support

1.0 2015-02-03 16:30 UTC

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In a lot of cases, you may want to be able to use both the awesome functionality brought by the laravelbook/ardent package but also the trait provided by dimsav/laravel-translatable. When using those two combined, some issues would occur at the time of writing.

This package provides a base model class ArdentTranslatable for your Laravel projects, which brings the functionalities provided by laravelbook/ardent and dimsav/laravel-translatable together in one class. Aside from that, all rules can be designated in the main model class for each entity, even for fields that are actually translated (and thus handled by a {$model_name}Translation instead of the main model).


Add mvdstam/ardent-translatable as a requirement to composer.json:

    "require": {
        "mvdstam/ardent-translatable": "~1.0"

Explicitly requiring both laravelbook/ardent and dimsav/laravel-translatable isn't necessary when using this package, as they are specified as dependencies.

After that, make sure to add the service provider for dimsav/laravel-translatable to app/config/app.php:


Finally, as an optional step, add the ArdentTranslatable alias to app/config/app.php so you can use it easily within your models:

'ArdentTranslatable' => 'Mvdstam\ArdentTranslatable\ArdentTranslatable',



Consider a simple model called Post which has some translatable fields called title and body, as well as some non-localized fields called author and author_email:

class Post extends ArdentTranslatable {
	public $translatedAttributes = ['title', 'body'];

	protected $fillable = ['title', 'body', 'author', 'author_email'];

	public static $rules = [
		'author'       => 'required',
		'author_email' => 'required|email',
		'title'        => 'required',
		'body'         => 'required'

class PostTranslation extends Eloquent {

	public $timestamps  = false;
	protected $fillable = ['title', 'body'];	

Please note that the Post class extends ArdentTranslatable, thus providing access to the full Ardent rule-based system as well the localization functionality provided by the Translatable trait. The PostTranslation class still extends the regular Eloquent class.

When writing models that do not need translated fields, you should just extend the regular Ardent class to avoid unnecessary overhead.


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