Bootstrap Growl jQuery Notification Plugin to Laravel 8

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While doing any operation in any application we want some confirmation alerts like for success, warning, error. Why we need these ? It’s because it gives a more readable power to end users to understand what’s happening.

Inside this article we will implement or add bootstrap growl jquery notification plugin to laravel 8 application. This is laravel 8 application specific. You can use in any application of PHP.

This article will cover about using Bootstrap growl jquery plugin for message notifications to end user.

Step by step we will see their needed plugin files and implementation. Let’s get started.


Installation of Laravel Application

Laravel Installation can be done in two ways.

  • Laravel Installer
  • By using composer

Laravel Installer

To install Laravel via Laravel installer, we need to install it’s installer first. We need to make use of composer for that.

$ composer global require laravel/installer

This command will install laravel installer at system. This installation is at global scope, so you type command from any directory at terminal. To verify type the given command –

$ laravel

This command will open a command palette of Laravel Installer.

To create ad install laravel project in system,

$ laravel new blog

With the name of blog a laravel project will be created at your specified path.

By using composer

Alternatively, we can also install Laravel by Composer command create-project.

If your system doesn’t has composer Installed, Learn Composer Installation Steps.

Here is the complete command to create a laravel project-

$ composer create-project --prefer-dist laravel/laravel blog

After following these steps we can install a Laravel application into system.

To start the development server of Laravel –

$ php artisan serve

This command outputs –

Starting Laravel development server: http://127.0.0.1:8000

Assuming laravel already installed at system.


Required Plugin Files

Bootstrap Growl jQuery plugin file

# URL
https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/bootstrap-growl/1.0.0/jquery.bootstrap-growl.min.js

# Tag
<script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/bootstrap-growl/1.0.0/jquery.bootstrap-growl.min.js"></script>

Bootstrap CSS File

# URL
https://maxcdn.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/3.3.6/css/bootstrap.min.css

# Tag
<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="https://maxcdn.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/3.3.6/css/bootstrap.min.css">
  

We need a plugin JS file and a CSS file (It’s same as bootstrap css what we need) for its layout styling. After adding these plugin files, we are allowed to use it’s method like –

$.bootstrapGrowl("<Message Here>", {})

Implementing Bootstrap Growl jQuery Plugin

Let’s create a simple application where we will see the step by step implementation of bootstrap growl jQuery plugin files.

Create Route

Routes can be configured into web.php which is at /routes folder.

//... other routes

Route::get("growl-notification", [MessageNotificationController::class, "showGrowlMessages"]);

Create Controller

$ php artisan make:controller MessageNotificationController

Open MessageNotificationController.php from /app/Http/Controllers

<?php

namespace App\Http\Controllers;

use Illuminate\Http\Request;

class MessageNotificationController extends Controller
{
  public function showGrowlMessages(){

     // Flash messages settings
    
     session()->flash("success", "This is success message");

     session()->flash("warning", "This is warning message");

     session()->flash("info", "This is information message");

     session()->flash("error", "This is error message");

     return view("growl-notification");
   }
}

Create Blade Template File

<script src="https://code.jquery.com/jquery-3.5.1.min.js"></script>
<link href="https://maxcdn.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/3.3.6/css/bootstrap.min.css" rel="stylesheet">
<script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/bootstrap-growl/1.0.0/jquery.bootstrap-growl.min.js"></script>


<script>
$(function(){

    @if(Session::has('success'))
        $.bootstrapGrowl('{{ Session::get("success") }}',{
            type: 'success',
            delay: 4000,
        });
    @endif

    @if(Session::has('error'))
        $.bootstrapGrowl('{{ Session::get("error") }}',{
            type: 'danger',
            delay: 4000,
        });
    @endif

    @if(Session::has('info'))
        $.bootstrapGrowl('{{ Session::get("info") }}',{
            type: 'info',
            delay: 4000,
        });
    @endif

    @if(Session::has('warning'))
        $.bootstrapGrowl('{{ Session::get("warning") }}',{
            type: 'warning',
            delay: 4000,
        });
    @endif
});
</script>

Right now we are displaying these notification messages without any operations like insert, update or anything but you can use it for your application notifications.


Application Testing

Open project to terminal and type the command to start development server

$ php artisan serve

Open up the URL – http://127.0.0.1:8000/growl-notification

Plugin Error If not Linked Properly

If suppose we missed the plugin files to attach or let’s say not linked properly, then at console tab we will get something.

$.bootstrapGrowl is not a function

We hope this article helped you to learn about i.e Bootstrap growl jQuery Notification Plugin to Laravel 8 Tutorial in a very detailed way.

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