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The spatie/menu package provides a fluent interface to build menus of any size in your php application. If you're building your app with Laravel, the spatie/laravel-menu provides some extra treats.

If you're looking for a more flexible and renderless solution, maybe our spiritual successor Laravel Navigation is what you're looking for.

Documentation is available at

Upgrading from version 1? There's a guide for that!

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Human Readable, Fluent Interface

All classes provide a human readable, fluent interface (no array configuration). Additionally, you can opt for a more verbose and flexible syntax, or for convenience methods that cover most use cases.

    ->add(Link::to('/', 'Home'))
    ->add(Link::to('/about', 'About'))
    ->add(Link::to('/contact', 'Contact'))

// Or just...
    ->link('/', 'Home')
    ->link('/about', 'About')
    ->link('/contact', 'Contact')
    <li><a href="/">Home</a></li>
    <li><a href="/about">About</a></li>
    <li><a href="/contact">Contact</a></li>

Or a More Programmatic Approach

Menus can also be created through a reduce-like callable.

$pages = [
    '/' => 'Home',
    '/about' => 'About',
    '/contact' => 'Contact',

Menu::build($pages, function ($menu, $label, $url) {
    $menu->add($url, $label);
    <li><a href="/">Home</a></li>
    <li><a href="/about">About</a></li>
    <li><a href="/contact">Contact</a></li>

Strong Control Over the Html Output

You can programatically add html classes and attributes to any item in the menu, or to the menu itself.

    ->add(Link::to('/', 'Home')->addClass('home-link'))
    ->add(Link::to('/about', 'About'))
    ->add(Link::to('/contact', 'Contact')->addParentClass('float-right'))
<div class="wrapper">
    <ul class="navigation">
        <li><a href="/" class="home-link">Home</a></li>
        <li><a href="/about">About</a></li>
        <li class="float-right"><a href="/contact">Contact</a></li>

Adding id to elements

You can add id, so you can easily target some of these elements with CSS or JS.

    ->add(Link::to('/', 'Home')->id('home-link'))
    ->add(Link::to('/about', 'About'))
    ->add(Link::to('/contact', 'Contact'))
<ul id="navigation">
    <li><a href="/" id="home-link">Home</a></li>
    <li><a href="/about">About</a></li>
    <li><a href="/contact">Contact</a></li>

Not Afraid of Depths

The menu supports submenus, which in turn can be nested infinitely.

    ->link('/', 'Home')
    ->submenu('More', Menu::new()
        ->link('/about', 'About')
        ->link('/contact', 'Contact')
    <li><a href="/">Home</a></li>
        <ul class="submenu">
            <li><a href="/about">About</a></li>
            <li><a href="/contact">Contact</a></li>

Some Extra Treats for Laravel Apps

The Laravel version of the menu package adds some extras like convenience methods for generating URLs and macros.

Menu::macro('main', function () {
    return Menu::new()
        ->action('HomeController@index', 'Home')
        ->action('AboutController@index', 'About')
        ->action('ContactController@index', 'Contact')
<nav class="navigation">
    {{ Menu::main() }}

Spatie is a webdesign agency based in Antwerp, Belgium. You'll find an overview of all our open source projects on our website.


You can install the package via composer:

composer require spatie/menu


Documentation is available at

Upgrading to 2.0

Upgrading to 2.0 should be pretty painless for most use cases.

If you're just building menus...

  • The void and voidIf have been removed. These can be replaced by html and htmlIf, with empty strings as their first arguments
  • The prefixLinks and prefixUrls methods have been removed because they were too unpredictable in some case. There currently isn't an alternative for these, besides writing your own logic and applying it with applyToAll.

If you're using custom Item implementations...

  • The HtmlAttributes and ParentAttributes traits have been renamed to HasHtmlAttributes and HasParentAttributes.
  • The HasUrl interface and trait has been removed. Url-related methods now also are part of the Activatable interface and trait.

New features...

  • Added the static Menu::build and non-static Menu::fill methods to create menu's from arrays.
  • The setActive method on Activatable now also accepts a non-strict boolean or callable parameter to set $active to true or false.
  • Menu::html and Menu::htmlIf now accept a $parentAttributes array as their second arguments.


Please see CHANGELOG for more information what has changed recently.




Please see CONTRIBUTING for details.


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


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