A Laravel Nova tool for editing custom settings using native Nova fields.

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This Laravel Nova package allows you to create custom settings in code (using Nova's native fields) and creates a UI for the users where the settings can be edited.


  • php: >=8.0
  • laravel/nova: ^4.26


  • Settings fields management in code
  • UI for editing settings
  • Helpers for accessing settings
  • Rule validation support


Settings View


Install the package in a Laravel Nova project via Composer and run migrations:

# Install nova-settings
composer require outl1ne/nova-settings

# Run migrations
php artisan migrate

Register the tool with Nova in the tools() method of the NovaServiceProvider:

// in app/Providers/NovaServiceProvider.php

public function tools()
    return [
        // ...
        new \Outl1ne\NovaSettings\NovaSettings


Registering fields

Define the fields in your NovaServiceProvider's boot() function by calling NovaSettings::addSettingsFields().

// Using an array
    Text::make('Some setting', 'some_setting'),
    Number::make('A number', 'a_number'),

// OR

// Using a callable
\Outl1ne\NovaSettings\NovaSettings::addSettingsFields(function() {
  return [
    Text::make('Some setting', 'some_setting'),
    Number::make('A number', 'a_number'),

Registering field panels

// Using an array
    Panel::make('Panel Title', [
      Text::make('Some setting', 'some_setting'),
      Number::make('A number', 'a_number'),


If you want the value of the setting to be formatted before it's returned, pass an array similar to Eloquent's $casts property as the second parameter.

    // ... fields
], [
  'some_boolean_value' => 'boolean',
  'some_float' => 'float',
  'some_collection' => 'collection',
  // ...


Add a settings page name as a third argument to list those settings in a custom subpage.

    Text::make('Some setting', 'some_setting'),
    Number::make('A number', 'a_number'),
], [], 'Subpage');

If you leave the custom name empty, the field(s) will be listed under "General".

To translate the page name, publish the translations and add a new key novaSettings.$subpage to the respective translations file, where $subpage is the name of the page (full lowercase, slugified).


Show/hide all settings

If you want to hide the whole Settings area from the sidebar, you can authorize the NovaSettings tool like so:

public function tools(): array
    return [
        NovaSettings::make()->canSee(fn () => user()->isAdmin()),

Show/hide specific setting fields

If you want to hide only some settings, you can use ->canSee(fn () => ...) per field. Like so:

Text::make('A text field')
  ->canSee(fn () => user()->isAdmin()),

Helper functions

nova_get_settings($keys = null, $defaults = [])

Call nova_get_settings() to get all the settings formated as a regular array. Additionally, you can pass a key => value array as a second argument: nova_get_settings(['some_key], ['some_key' => 'default_value']).

nova_get_setting($key, $default = null)

To get a single setting's value, call nova_get_setting('some_setting_key'). It will return either a value or null if there's no setting with such key.

You can also pass default value as a second argument nova_get_setting('some_setting_key', 'default_value'), which will be returned, if no setting was found with given key.

nova_set_setting_value($key, $value = null)

Sets a setting value for the given key.


The config file can be published using the following command:

php artisan vendor:publish --provider="Outl1ne\NovaSettings\NovaSettingsServiceProvider" --tag="config"
Name Type Default Description
base_path String nova-settings URL path of settings page.
reload_page_on_save Boolean false Reload the entire page on save. Useful when updating any Nova UI related settings.
models.settings Model Settings::class Optionally override the Settings model.

The migration can also be published and overwritten using:

php artisan vendor:publish --provider="Outl1ne\NovaSettings\NovaSettingsServiceProvider" --tag="migrations"


The translation file(s) can be published by using the following command:

php artisan vendor:publish --provider="Outl1ne\NovaSettings\NovaSettingsServiceProvider" --tag="translations"

You can add your translations to resources/lang/vendor/nova-settings/ by creating a new translations file with the locale name (ie et.json) and copying the JSON from the existing en.json.



Nova Settings is open-sourced software licensed under the MIT license.