CMS Development in Laravel 8 Using CMS Boilerplate

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Inside this article we will see simple cms development in laravel 8 using cms boilerplate. This Boilerplate is built in Laravel 8 framework. Introducing a full-featured simple modular CMS built on top of the Laravel framework.

This tutorial will give you a step by step easy process by following which you can create laravel cms. Process is very simple and easy to implement it.

Laravel CMS means we have an admin panel as well as a frontend. We can manage it’s frontend by admin.

They also provide many basic features like as bellow:

  • Admin Panel
    • Custom template with Bulma
    • Google Analytics API integrated dashboard
    • Server side oriented datatables
    • Page, category, and article management
    • Trumbowyg as the WYSIWYG editor
    • elFinder as the file manager
    • Feather Icons as the icon package
  • Front-end
    • Custom template with Bulma
    • View pages, articles and categories

For more details about it, you can go with this link as well.

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Let’s get started.


System Requirements

As CMS boilerplate is built in laravel 8, so system must have all the needed modules or extensions that we need in case to run laravel 8 application.

To know the process of laravel 8 installation, click here to learn.


Project Download Process

To download this laravel boilerplate CMS, we will use a github repository.

Open terminal and run this git command into it.

$ git clone https://github.com/ozdemirburak/laravel-8-simple-cms.git

It will download a project with folder name as laravel-8-simple-cms

.env setup

Rename .env.example to .env

Next, we need to go into project folder.

$ cd laravel-8-simple-cms

Create Database & Connect

To create a database, either we can create via Manual tool of PhpMyadmin or by means of a mysql command.

CREATE DATABASE laravel_app;

Successfully, we have created a database.

To connect, Open up .env file which will be at root of project.

 DB_CONNECTION=mysql
 DB_HOST=127.0.0.1
 DB_PORT=3306
 DB_DATABASE=laravel_app
 DB_USERNAME=root
 DB_PASSWORD=root

Successfully, we have connected database to application.


PHP Dependencies Installation

CMS contains many php modules or packages. To install these php packages, run this composer command.

$ composer install

How to install composer in ubutnu os 18.04, click here.


Node Dependencies Installation

Open project into terminal and run this npm command to install it.

$ npm install

It will install node dependencies into application.

Project Compilation

$ npm run production

It will bootstrap entire application.


Initialize Application Segments

Open project terminal, run this artisan command to install application segments.

$ php artisan cms:initialize --seed

It will run migrations, seed database table etc.


Application Testing

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

$ php artisan serve

URL – http://127.0.0.1:8000/

Frontend View

Admin Login

URL – http://127.0.0.1:8000/admin

Test Admin Details

Email: admin@admin.com
Password: 123456

Admin Dashboard

URL – http://127.0.0.1:8000/admin

Laravel 8 simple CMS boilerplate also provides to create application modules.

Suppose if you want to create a module such as Product into above application. Execute this command to create it.

$ php artisan cms:resource product --migrate

It will create these following assets for this module.

Next, go to admin dashboard. Now we can see a product module.

We hope this article helped you to learn CMS Development in Laravel 8 Using CMS Boilerplate Tutorial in a very detailed way.

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