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composer require overtrue/laravel-favorite -vvv

Configuration & Migrations

php artisan vendor:publish --provider="Overtrue\LaravelFavorite\FavoriteServiceProvider"




use Illuminate\Notifications\Notifiable;
use Illuminate\Contracts\Auth\MustVerifyEmail;
use Illuminate\Foundation\Auth\User as Authenticatable;
use Overtrue\LaravelFavorite\Traits\Favoriter;

class User extends Authenticatable
    use Favoriter;



use Illuminate\Database\Eloquent\Model;
use Overtrue\LaravelFavorite\Traits\Favoriteable;

class Post extends Model
    use Favoriteable;



$user = User::find(1);
$post = Post::find(2);



Get object favoriters:

foreach($post->favoriters as $user) {
    // echo $user->name;

Get Favorite Model from User.

Used Favoriter Trait Model can easy to get Favoriteable Models to do what you want. _note: this method will return a Illuminate\Database\Eloquent\Builder _


// Do more
$favoritePosts = $user->getFavoriteItems(Post::class)->get();
$favoritePosts = $user->getFavoriteItems(Post::class)->paginate();
$favoritePosts = $user->getFavoriteItems(Post::class)->where('title', 'Laravel-Favorite')->get();


// all

// with type

// favoriters count

List with *_count attribute:

$users = User::withCount('favorites')->get();

foreach($users as $user) {
    echo $user->favorites_count;

// for Favoriteable models:
$posts = Post::withCount('favoriters')->get();

foreach($posts as $post) {
    echo $post->favorites_count;

Attach user favorite status to favoriteable collection

You can use Favoriter::attachFavoriteStatus($favoriteables) to attach the user favorite status, it will set has_favorited attribute to each model of $favoriteables:

For model

$post = Post::find(1);

$post = $user->attachFavoriteStatus($post);

// result
    "id" => 1
    "title" => "Add socialite login support."
    "created_at" => "2021-05-20T03:26:16.000000Z"
    "updated_at" => "2021-05-20T03:26:16.000000Z"
    "has_favorited" => true

For Collection | Paginator | CursorPaginator | array:

$posts = Post::oldest('id')->get();

$posts = $user->attachFavoriteStatus($posts);

$posts = $posts->toArray();

// result
    "id" => 1
    "title" => "Post title1"
    "created_at" => "2021-05-20T03:26:16.000000Z"
    "updated_at" => "2021-05-20T03:26:16.000000Z"
    "has_favorited" => true
    "id" => 2
    "title" => "Post title2"
    "created_at" => "2021-05-20T03:26:16.000000Z"
    "updated_at" => "2021-05-20T03:26:16.000000Z"
    "has_favorited" => false
    "id" => 3
    "title" => "Post title3"
    "created_at" => "2021-05-20T03:26:16.000000Z"
    "updated_at" => "2021-05-20T03:26:16.000000Z"
    "has_favorited" => true

For pagination

$posts = Post::paginate(20);


N+1 issue

To avoid the N+1 issue, you can use eager loading to reduce this operation to just 2 queries. When querying, you may specify which relationships should be eager loaded using the with method:

// Favoriter
$users = User::with('favorites')->get();

foreach($users as $user) {

// with favoriteable object
$users = User::with('favorites.favoriteable')->get();

foreach($users as $user) {

// Favoriteable
$posts = Post::with('favorites')->get();
// or
$posts = Post::with('favoriters')->get();

foreach($posts as $post) {


Event Description
Overtrue\LaravelFavorite\Events\Favorited Triggered when the relationship is created.
Overtrue\LaravelFavorite\Events\Unfavorited Triggered when the relationship is deleted.

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You can contribute in one of three ways:

  1. File bug reports using the issue tracker.
  2. Answer questions or fix bugs on the issue tracker.
  3. Contribute new features or update the wiki.

The code contribution process is not very formal. You just need to make sure that you follow the PSR-0, PSR-1, and PSR-2 coding guidelines. Any new code contributions must be accompanied by unit tests where applicable.

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