A pjax middleware for Laravel 5

2.4.0 2024-03-08 15:10 UTC


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Pjax is a jQuery plugin that leverages ajax to speed up the loading time of your pages. It works by only fetching specific html fragments from the server, and client-side updating only happens on certain parts of the page.

The package provides a middleware that can return the response that the jQuery plugin expects.

There's a Vue-PJAX Adapter equivalent by @barnabaskecskes which doesn't require jQuery.

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You can install the package via composer:

$ composer require spatie/laravel-pjax

Next you must add the \Spatie\Pjax\Middleware\FilterIfPjax-middleware to the kernel.

// app/Http/Kernel.php

protected $middleware = [


The provided middleware provides the behaviour that the pjax plugin expects of the server:

An X-PJAX request header is set to differentiate a pjax request from normal XHR requests. In this case, if the request is pjax, we skip the layout html and just render the inner contents of the container.

Laravel cache busting tip

When using Laravel Mix to manage your frontend cache busting, you can use it to your advantage to bust pjax's cache. Simply include the mix method as the content of the x-pjax-version meta tag:

<meta http-equiv="x-pjax-version" content="{{ mix('/css/app.css') }}">

Multiple files:

<meta http-equiv="x-pjax-version" content="{{ mix('/css/app.css') . mix('/css/app2.css') }}">

This way, anytime your frontend's cache gets busted, pjax's cache gets automatically busted as well!


Please see CHANGELOG for more information what has changed recently.


$ composer test


Please see CONTRIBUTING for details.


If you've found a bug regarding security please mail instead of using the issue tracker.


The middleware in this package was originally written by Jeffrey Way for the Laracasts-lesson on pjax. His original code can be found in this repo on GitHub.


The MIT License (MIT). Please see License File for more information.