File or Image Upload Using Livewire Laravel 8 Tutorial

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Inside this article we will see the concept of file or image upload using livewire laravel 8. This article will be very interesting to see and also very easy to implement in your laravel 8 application.

You will learn Upload file using livewire in laravel 8. Step by step guide it will be. Very few simple steps we need to follow to do it application setup.

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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.


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;

To connect database with application, Open .env file from application root. Search for DB_ and update your details.

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

Create Model & Migration

Open project into terminal and run this artisan command to create a model with a migration file.

$ php artisan make:model File -m

It will create two files –

  • Model file File.php at /app/Models folder
  • Migration file 2021_06_14_135930_create_files_table.php at /database/migrations

Open Migration file 2021_06_14_135930_create_files_table.php and write this complete code into it.

<?php

use Illuminate\Database\Migrations\Migration;
use Illuminate\Database\Schema\Blueprint;
use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Schema;

class CreateFilesTable extends Migration
{
    /**
     * Run the migrations.
     *
     * @return void
     */
    public function up()
    {
        Schema::create('files', function (Blueprint $table) {
            $table->id();
            $table->string('title', 50);
            $table->string('file', 220);
            $table->timestamps();
        });
    }

    /**
     * Reverse the migrations.
     *
     * @return void
     */
    public function down()
    {
        Schema::dropIfExists('files');
    }
}

Migrate Migrations

Open project into terminal and run this artisan command.

$ php artisan migrate

Open File.php model file and write this complete code into it.

<?php

namespace App\Models;

use Illuminate\Database\Eloquent\Factories\HasFactory;
use Illuminate\Database\Eloquent\Model;

class File extends Model
{
    use HasFactory;

    protected $fillable = [
        'title', 'file'
    ];
}

Installation of Livewire

Back to terminal and run this composer command to install livewire into application.

$ composer require livewire/livewire

It will install livewire package into application.

Next, we need to create livewire component.


Create Livewire Components

Back to terminal and run this command to create component.

$ php artisan make:livewire file-upload

It will create these files –

CLASS: app/Http/Livewire/FileUpload.php
VIEW: resources/views/livewire/file-upload.blade.php

Open FileUpload.php and write this complete code into it.

<?php

namespace App\Http\Livewire;

use Livewire\Component;
use App\Models\File;
use Livewire\WithFileUploads;

class FileUpload extends Component
{
    use WithFileUploads;

    public $file, $title;

    public function render()
    {
        return view('livewire.file-upload');
    }

    public function submit()
    {
        $validatedData = $this->validate([
            'title' => 'required',
            'file' => 'required',
        ]);
  
        $validatedData['file'] = $this->file->store('files', 'public');
  
        File::create($validatedData);
  
        session()->flash('message', 'File successfully Uploaded.');
    }
}
  • $this->file->store(‘files’, ‘public’); This will store uploaded at file at /storage/app/public/files. Also it will create a livewire-tmp folder inside /storage/app.

Open file-upload.blade.php and write this complete code into it.

It will provide the layout for file upload.

<div>
    <form wire:submit.prevent="submit" enctype="multipart/form-data">
  
        <div>
            @if(session()->has('message'))
                <div class="alert alert-success">
                    {{ session('message') }}
                </div>
            @endif
        </div>
      
        <div class="form-group">
            <label for="exampleInputName">Title:</label>
            <input type="text" class="form-control" id="exampleInputName" placeholder="Enter title" wire:model="title">
            @error('title') <span class="text-danger">{{ $message }}</span> @enderror
        </div>
        <div class="form-group">
            <label for="exampleInputFile">File:</label>
            <input type="file" class="form-control" id="exampleInputFile" wire:model="file">
            @error('name') <span class="text-danger">{{ $message }}</span> @enderror
        </div>
      
        <button type="submit" class="btn btn-success">Save</button>
    </form>
</div>

Create Blade Layout File

Create a file with name layout.blade.php into /resources/views folder. Create layout.blade.php and write this complete code into it.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>

<head>
    <title>File or Image Upload Using Livewire Laravel 8 - Online Web Tutor</title>
    @livewireStyles
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://stackpath.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/4.5.2/css/bootstrap.min.css">
</head>

<body>

    <div class="container" style="margin-top:40px;">

        <div class="card">
            <div class="card-body">
                @livewire('file-upload')
            </div>
        </div>

    </div>

    @livewireScripts
</body>

</html>
  • @livewireStyles It will include livewire styles.
  • @livewire(‘file-upload’) It will include livewire file upload component.
  • @livewireScripts It will include livewire scripts.

Add Route

Open web.php file from /routes folder.

//...

Route::get('file-upload', function () {
    return view('layout');
});

//...

Application Testing

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

$ php artisan serve

URL – http://127.0.0.1:8000/file-upload

When we fill title and a file and click on Save.

Submit form without any value

Data saved into database table

We hope this article helped you to learn File or Image Upload Using Livewire Laravel 8 in a very detailed way.

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