Simple shopping cart for October CMS

v1.1.2 2022-04-07 09:39 UTC

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The OFFLINE.MicroCart plugin aims to provide simple shopping cart and payment features.

This plugin is meant for projects where simple items are sold online (Tickets, Coupons, etc). You will have to implement the "item part" (like a Ticket model) yourself. You can use the plugin as cart and payment solution.


The OFFLINE.MicroCart plugin provides the following features:

  • A Cart model with a nice API to add and remove CartItems
  • A Cart component base, that is meant to be extended by you
  • Stripe, PayPal and SIX SaferPay payment integrations
  • Support to add custom payment gateways
  • Numerous events for you to hook into

It does not provide any of these features:

  • Product data management
  • E-Mail notifications
  • Multi currency support
  • Stock management
  • Shipping rules
  • ... and lots of other extended eCommerce features

If you are looking for a fully featured eCommerce solution for October CMS check out OFFLINE.Mall.

Getting up and running

Create your own plugin that extends MicroCart

The MicroCart plugin is meant to be extended by your own plugins. Refer to the official October CMS docs for a list of all extension possibilities.

php artisan create:plugin YourVendor.PluginName

Backend menu

The plugin does by default not register any backend menu items. You can use the following snippet in your own Plugin.php to use the default orders overview.

    public function registerNavigation()
        return [
            'main-menu-item' => [
                'label'        => 'Your Plugin', // Your label
                'url'          => \Backend::url('offline/microcart/carts'),
                'iconSvg'      => 'plugins/offline/microcart/assets/icon.svg',

Cart component

The plugin does not register any components but it provides you with a Cart base component that you can extend.

Simply register your own component and build from there.

php artisan create:component YourVendor.PluginName Cart

Register your component in your Plugin.php.

    public function registerComponents()
        return [
            \YourVendor\YourPlugin\Components\Cart::class => 'cart',

Make sure the component extends MicroCart's base component.

<?php namespace YourVendor\YourPlugin\Components;

use OFFLINE\MicroCart\Models\CartItem;
use OFFLINE\MicroCart\Classes\Payments\PaymentRedirector;

class Cart extends \OFFLINE\MicroCart\Components\Cart
    public function onRun()
        // An off-site payment has been completed. Important, this code
        // needs to be present if you are using PayPal or Six. 
        if ($type = request()->input('return')) {
            return (new PaymentRedirector($this->page->page->fileName))->handleOffSiteReturn($type);

        // Do something.

    public function onAdd()
        $item           = new CartItem();
        $item->name     = 'Your product';
        $item->quantity = random_int(1, 4);
        $item->price    = 100.00;


        return $this->refreshCart();

To modify validation rules and messages take a look at the getValidationRules, getFieldNames and getValidationMessages methods on the base Cart class.

Copy the default partials from MicroCart's base component to your own component. Modify them as needed.

cp -rv plugins/offline/microcart/components/cart/* plugins/yourvendor/yourplugin/components/cart/

Updating the cart partials

You can return $this->refreshCart(); from your Cart component's methods to refresh the cart display.

Using payment providers

There are three payment providers supported out-of-the-box:

  • PayPal (composer require omnipay/stripe)
  • Stripe (composer require omnipay/paypal)
  • Six SaferPay (composer require ticketpark/saferpay-json-api)

Run the composer commands beside each provider you plan to use. You can configure the providers via October's backend settings.

Custom payment providers

To register a custom PaymentProvider create a class that extends MicroCart's PaymentProvider class. Check out the existing providers to get some inspiration on how to create your own.


namespace YourVendor\YourPlugin\Classes;

use OFFLINE\MicroCart\Classes\Payments\PaymentProvider;

class YourCustomProvider extends PaymentProvider
    // Implement all abstract methods.

In your Plugin.php register this custom provider by returning them from a registerPaymentProviders method.

use OFFLINE\MicroCart\Classes\Payments\PaymentGateway;

class Plugin extends PluginBase
    public function registerPaymentProviders()
        return [
            new YourCustomProvider(),

Link your model to cart items

The easiest way to link a model to a CartItem is to add a simple belongsTo relationship.

// Voucher is the thing we are selling (the CartItem)
class Voucher extends Model
    public $belongsTo = [
        'cartitem' => CartItem::class



Get the user's cart

// This cart will be unique to the current user.
$cart = Cart::fromSession();

Add an item to the cart

$item           = new CartItem();
$item->name     = 'An item'; // The only required field
$item->quantity = 2;
$item->price    = 20.00;


Ensure an item is in the cart

$item = new CartItem(['name' => 'Shipping fee', 'kind' => CartItem::KIND_SERVICE]);

// A code property is required! A product with the specified
// code is ensured to be present in the Cart.
$item->code = 'shipping'; 

// ensure the item is in the cart. If it's not, it will be added.
// A second call will not add the item again.
// You can force a new quantity by passing a second parameter.
$cart->ensure($item, 4);

Remove an item from the cart

$item = new CartItem(['name' => 'An item']);

// You can remove an item by passing in a CartItem object or an id.

Remove all items with a given code from the cart

$item = new CartItem(['name' => 'Shipping fee', 'code' => 'shipping', 'kind' => CartItem::KIND_SERVICE]);

// Removes all items with a given code (reverse of the `ensure` method).

Update an item's quantity

$item = new CartItem(['name' => 'An item']);

// You can set the quantity by passing in a CartItem object or an id.
$cart->setQuantity($item, 4);
$cart->setQuantity($item->id, 4);

Service fees and discounts

Set the kind attribute to either CartItem::KIND_SERVICE or CartItem::KIND_DISCOUNT if the item is a service fee (Shipping, Handling) or a discount. Use the ensure method to make sure it's only added once to the Cart.

$item = new CartItem(['name' => 'Shipping fee', 'kind' => CartItem::KIND_SERVICE, 'price' => 10]);

// The code is required to use the `ensure` method.
$item->code = 'shipping'; 


$item = new CartItem(['name' => 'Discount', 'kind' => CartItem::KIND_DISCOUNT, 'price' => -100]);
$item->code = 'discount'; 


Access cart contents

You can access all cart items using the $cart->items relation.

You also have access to filtered list_items, service_fees and discounts properties that only contain the given item types.

$item     = new CartItem(['name' => 'A product']);
$shipping = new CartItem(['name' => 'Shipping fee', 'kind' => CartItem::KIND_SERVICE]);
$discount = new CartItem(['name' => 'Discount',     'kind' => CartItem::KIND_DISCOUNT]);

$cart->addMany($item, $shipping, $discount);

$cart->list_items->first()   === $item;     // true
$cart->service_fees->first() === $shipping; // true
$cart->discounts->first()    === $discount; // true

Print the customer's address

After a Cart checkout has been successful, you can use the following helpers to get the customer's address as an array or an escaped HTML string.

// ['Company', 'Firstname Lastname', ...];

// Company<br />
// Firstname Lastname<br />
// Street 123<br />
// ZIP City

// Company<br />
// Firstname Lastname<br />
// Street 123<br />
// City ZIP


Create an item

// Short format
$item = new CartItem(['name' => 'An item']);

// Or long format
$item = new CartItem();
$item->name = 'An item';
$item->description = 'The description to this item';
$item->price = 20.00; // Includes tax by default.
$item->quantity = 10;
$item->meta = [
    'any' => 'additional',
    'data' => true,
// $item->tax_id = 2;           // If not specified the default tax will be used. 
// $item->tax_free = true;      // Don't add taxes to this item, not even the default tax. 
// $item->is_before_tax = true; // The specified price does not include taxes. 

Access item information

// Create an example item
$item           = new CartItem(['name' => 'An item']);
$item->price    = 10.00;
$item->quantity = 2;
$item->tax_id   = 1; // 10% tax

// Access the item's information
$item->price;        // 10.00
$item->quantity;     // 2
$item->subtotal;     // 20.00 => price * quantity
$item->tax_amount;   //  2.00 => 10 % on price 
$item->total;        // 22.00 => (price * quantity) + tax_amount


There is a Money singleton class available to format cents as a string. A microcart_money Twig helper is registered as well.

Money::instance()->format(12000); // 120.00 USD

// or in Twig
{{ 120000 | microcart_money }}   // 120.00 USD

Change the default money formatter

You can register your own formatter function by adding the following code to your Plugin's register method.

    public function register()
        \Event::listen('offline.microcart.moneyformatter', function () {
            return function ($cents): string {
                return 'Your custom implementation to format: ' . $cents;




Fired before an item is added to the Cart. It receives the following arguments:

  • $cart: the Cart of the current user
  • $item: the CartItem being added


Fired after an item has been added to the Cart. It receives the following arguments:

  • $cart: the Cart of the current user
  • $item: the CartItem added


Fired before an item is removed from the Cart. It receives the following arguments:

  • $cart: the Cart of the current user
  • $item: the CartItem being removed


Fired after an item has been removed from the Cart. It receives the following arguments:

  • $cart: the Cart of the current user
  • $item: the CartItem removed


Fired after the quantity of a cart item has changed.

  • $cart: the Cart of the current user
  • $item: the CartItem that was updated



Fired after a checkout was successful.

  • $result: a PaymentResult instance


Fired after a checkout has failed.

  • $result: a ?PaymentResult instance (nullable)


Fired after a checkout has been cancelled.