rinvex/laravel-tags

Rinvex Tags is a polymorphic Laravel package, for tag management. You can tag any eloquent model with ease, and utilize the awesomeness of Sluggable, and Translatable models out of the box.

v2.1.1 2019-06-03 14:47 UTC

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Rinvex Tags is a polymorphic Laravel package, for tag management. You can tag any eloquent model with ease, and utilize the awesomeness of Sluggable, and Translatable models out of the box.

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Installation

  1. Install the package via composer:

    composer require rinvex/laravel-tags
  2. Publish resources (migrations and config files):

    php artisan rinvex:publish:tags
  3. Execute migrations via the following command:

    php artisan rinvex:migrate:tags
  4. Done!

Usage

To add tags support to your eloquent models simply use \Rinvex\Tags\Traits\Taggable trait.

Manage your tags

Your tags are just normal eloquent models, so you can deal with it like so. There's few more methods added to tag models for your convenience, let's take a look:

// Create new tag by name
app('rinvex.tags.tag')->createByName('My New Tag');

// Create new tag by name, group, and translation
app('rinvex.tags.tag')->createByName('The very new tag', 'blog', 'en');

// Find first tag by name
app('rinvex.tags.tag')->firstByName('My New Tag');

// Find first tag by name, group, and translation
app('rinvex.tags.tag')->firstByName('وسم جديد', 'board', 'ar');

// Find tag(s) by name
app('rinvex.tags.tag')->findByName('My New Tag');

// Find tag(s) by name, group, and translation
app('rinvex.tags.tag')->findByName('وسم جديد', 'board', 'ar');

// Find multiple tags by names array
app('rinvex.tags.tag')->findByName(['Tag One', 'Tag Two']);

// Find multiple tags by delimited names (tag delimiter is customizable)
app('rinvex.tags.tag')->findByName('First Tag, Second Tag, Third Tag');

// Find tag(s) by name or create if not exists
app('rinvex.tags.tag')->findByNameOrCreate('My Brand New Tag');

// Find tag(s) by name, group, and translation or create if not exists
app('rinvex.tags.tag')->findByNameOrCreate(['My Brand New Tag 2', 'My Brand New Tag 3']);

Notes:

  • Rinvex Tags extends and utilizes other awesome packages, to be translatable out of the box using spatie/laravel-translatable, and for automatic Slugging it uses spatie/laravel-sluggable packages. Them them out.
  • Both findByName() and findByNameOrCreate() methods accepts either one or more tags as their first argument, and always return a collection.

Manage your taggable model

The API is intutive and very straightfarwad, so let's give it a quick look:

// Get instance of your model
$post = new \App\Models\Post::find(1);

// Get attached tags collection
$post->tags;

// Get attached tags query builder
$post->tags();

You can attach tags in various ways:

// Single tag id
$post->attachTags(1);

// Multiple tag IDs array
$post->attachTags([1, 2, 5]);

// Multiple tag IDs collection
$post->attachTags(collect([1, 2, 5]));

// Single tag model instance
$tagInstance = app('rinvex.tags.tag')->first();
$post->attachTags($tagInstance);

// Single tag name (created if not exists)
$post->attachTags('A very new tag');

// Multiple delimited tag names (use existing, create not existing)
$post->attachTags('First Tag, Second Tag, Third Tag');

// Multiple tag names array (use existing, create not existing)
$post->attachTags(['First Tag', 'Second Tag']);

// Multiple tag names collection (use existing, create not existing)
$post->attachTags(collect(['First Tag', 'Second Tag']));

// Multiple tag model instances
$tagInstances = app('rinvex.tags.tag')->whereIn('id', [1, 2, 5])->get();
$post->attachTags($tagInstances);

Notes:

  • The attachTags() method attach the given tags to the model without touching the currently attached tags, while there's the syncTags() method that can detach any records that's not in the given items, this method takes a second optional boolean parameter that's set detaching flag to true or false.
  • To detach model tags you can use the detachTags() method, which uses exactly the same signature as the attachTags() method, with additional feature of detaching all currently attached tags by passing null or nothing to that method as follows: $post->detachTags();.
  • You may have multiple tags with the same name and the same locale, in such case the first record found is used by default. This is intended by design to ensure a consistent behavior across all functionality whether you are attaching, detaching, or scoping model tags.

And as you may have expected, you can check if tags attached:

// Single tag id
$post->hasAnyTags(1);

// Multiple tag IDs array
$post->hasAnyTags([1, 2, 5]);

// Multiple tag IDs collection
$post->hasAnyTags(collect([1, 2, 5]));

// Single tag model instance
$tagInstance = app('rinvex.tags.tag')->first();
$post->hasAnyTags($tagInstance);

// Single tag name
$post->hasAnyTags('A very new tag');

// Multiple delimited tag names
$post->hasAnyTags('First Tag, Second Tag, Third Tag');

// Multiple tag names array
$post->hasAnyTags(['First Tag', 'Second Tag']);

// Multiple tag names collection
$post->hasAnyTags(collect(['First Tag', 'Second Tag']));

// Multiple tag model instances
$tagInstances = app('rinvex.tags.tag')->whereIn('id', [1, 2, 5])->get();
$post->hasAnyTags($tagInstances);

Notes:

  • The hasAnyTags() method check if ANY of the given tags are attached to the model. It returns boolean true or false as a result.
  • Similarly the hasAllTags() method uses exactly the same signature as the hasAnyTags() method, but it behaves differently and performs a strict comparison to check if ALL of the given tags are attached.

Advanced usage

Generate tag slugs

Rinvex Tags auto generates slugs and auto detect and insert default translation for you if not provided, but you still can pass it explicitly through normal eloquent create method, as follows:

app('rinvex.tags.tag')->create(['name' => ['en' => 'My New Tag'], 'slug' => 'custom-tag-slug']);

Note: Check Sluggable package for further details.

Smart parameter detection

Rinvex Tags methods that accept list of tags are smart enough to handle almost all kinds of inputs as you've seen in the above examples. It will check input type and behave accordingly.

Retrieve all models attached to the tag

You may encounter a situation where you need to get all models attached to certain tag, you do so with ease as follows:

$tag = app('rinvex.tags.tag')->find(1);
$tag->entries(\App\Models\Post::class)->get();

Query scopes

Yes, Rinvex Tags shipped with few awesome query scopes for your convenience, usage example:

// Single tag id
$post->withAnyTags(1)->get();

// Multiple tag IDs array
$post->withAnyTags([1, 2, 5])->get();

// Multiple tag IDs collection
$post->withAnyTags(collect([1, 2, 5]))->get();

// Single tag model instance
$tagInstance = app('rinvex.tags.tag')->first();
$post->withAnyTags($tagInstance)->get();

// Single tag name
$post->withAnyTags('A very new tag')->get();

// Multiple delimited tag names
$post->withAnyTags('First Tag, Second Tag, Third Tag');

// Multiple tag names array
$post->withAnyTags(['First Tag', 'Second Tag'])->get();

// Multiple tag names collection
$post->withAnyTags(collect(['First Tag', 'Second Tag']))->get();

// Multiple tag model instances
$tagInstances = app('rinvex.tags.tag')->whereIn('id', [1, 2, 5])->get();
$post->withAnyTags($tagInstances)->get();

Notes:

  • The withAnyTags() scope finds posts with ANY attached tags of the given. It returns normally a query builder, so you can chain it or call get() method for example to execute and get results.
  • Similarly there's few other scopes like withAllTags() that finds posts with ALL attached tags of the given, withoutTags() which finds posts without ANY attached tags of the given, and lastly withoutAnyTags() which find posts without ANY attached tags at all. All scopes are created equal, with same signature, and returns query builder.

Tag translations

Manage tag translations with ease as follows:

$tag = app('rinvex.tags.tag')->find(1);

// Update name translations
$tag->setTranslation('name', 'en', 'New English Tag Name')->save();

// Alternatively you can use default eloquent update
$tag->update([
    'name' => [
        'en' => 'New Tag',
        'ar' => 'وسم جديد',
    ],
]);

// Get single tag translation
$tag->getTranslation('name', 'en');

// Get all tag translations
$tag->getTranslations('name');

// Get tag name in default locale
$tag->name;

Note: Check Translatable package for further details.

Changelog

Refer to the Changelog for a full history of the project.

Support

The following support channels are available at your fingertips:

Contributing & Protocols

Thank you for considering contributing to this project! The contribution guide can be found in CONTRIBUTING.md.

Bug reports, feature requests, and pull requests are very welcome.

Security Vulnerabilities

If you discover a security vulnerability within this project, please send an e-mail to help@rinvex.com. All security vulnerabilities will be promptly addressed.

About Rinvex

Rinvex is a software solutions startup, specialized in integrated enterprise solutions for SMEs established in Alexandria, Egypt since June 2016. We believe that our drive The Value, The Reach, and The Impact is what differentiates us and unleash the endless possibilities of our philosophy through the power of software. We like to call it Innovation At The Speed Of Life. That’s how we do our share of advancing humanity.

License

This software is released under The MIT License (MIT).

(c) 2016-2019 Rinvex LLC, Some rights reserved.