Laravel 5 service provider for LazyStrings.

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Laravel 5 service provider for LazyStrings.

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Add Lazy Strings to your composer.json file.

composer require nobox/lazy-strings-laravel

Laravel versions

Here's a rundown on the version(s) of lazy strings that you can use on your current installed laravel version.

Laravel version Service Provider version to use
5.0 1.0.*
5.1 1.1.*
5.2 1.2.*

Register Lazy Strings

Register Lazy Strings service provider in the providers array located in config/app.php

'providers' => [

Publish configuration and assets

This package uses some basic configuration and pretty CSS and JS from bootstrap.

php artisan vendor:publish


Configuration is pretty simple, each configuration item is described below. More details on how these work can be found in the Lazy Strings repo here.

  • csv-url Add the Google spreadsheet published url.
'csv-url' => ''
  • target-folder This folder will be in your storage folder and it just saves a backup of your strings in JSON format. By default is lazy-strings.
'target-folder' => 'lazy-strings'
  • strings-route This is the route that will be used to generate the strings. Visit and your strings will be updated. By default is build-copy. The route will always be under the lazy prefix.
'strings-route' => 'build-copy'
  • nested Whether or not you wish your generated strings array to be nested.
'nested' => true,
  • sheets Here you'll specify all the sheets in your Google doc.
'sheets' => [
    'en' => [0, 1626663029],
    'es' => 1329731586,
    'pt' => 1443604037

How it works

Lazy Strings uses an id => value convention to access the copy, it generates an lazy.php file inside the language locale folder. You can see an example doc here:

id value
foo Hello!
lazy LazyStrings
laravel PHP Framework

In this doc you can access the first row in your view like this:

trans('') // returns "Hello!"

Or in your controller like this:

Lang::get(''); // returns "Hello!"

Generate your strings

Each time you need to generate your strings just visit the specified strings-route in your configuration. The route will always be under the lazy prefix. For example:

You can also use the included artisan command php artisan lazy:deploy. It will do exactly the same. This is perfect when you're deploying your application with Forge or Envoyer.