Installation

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Voyager is super easy to install. After creating your new Laravel application you can include the Voyager package with the following command:

composer require tcg/voyager

Next make sure to create a new database and add your database credentials to your .env file, you will also want to add your application URL in the APP_URL variable:

APP_URL=http://localhost
DB_HOST=localhost
DB_DATABASE=homestead
DB_USERNAME=homestead
DB_PASSWORD=secret

Using Laravel 5.4? If you are installing with Laravel 5.4 you will need to add the Service Provider manually. Otherwise, if you are on 5.5 this happens automatically thanks to package auto-discovery.

Finally, we can install Voyager. You can choose to install Voyager with dummy data or without the dummy data. The dummy data will include 1 admin account (if no users already exist), 1 demo page, 4 demo posts, 2 categories and 7 settings.

To install Voyager without dummy data simply run

php artisan voyager:install

If you prefer installing it with the dummy data run the following command:

php artisan voyager:install --with-dummy

Specified key was too long error If you see this error message you have an outdated version of MySQL, use the following solution: https://laravel-news.com/laravel-5-4-key-too-long-error

And we're all good to go!

Start up a local development server with php artisan serve And, visit the URL http://localhost:8000/admin in your browser.

If you installed with the dummy data, a user has been created for you with the following login credentials:

email: [email protected] password: password

Quick note A dummy user is only created if there are no current users in your database.

If you did not go with the dummy user, you may wish to assign admin priveleges to an existing user. This can easily be done by running this command:

php artisan voyager:admin [email protected]

If you wish to create a new admin user you can pass the --create flag, like so:

php artisan voyager:admin [email protected] --create

And you will be prompted for the users name and password.

Advanced

This section is meant for users who are installing Voyager on an already existing Laravel installation or for users who want to perform a manual install. If this is not the case, you should go back to the installation documentation or skip this section.

The first thing you should do is publish the assets that come with Voyager. You can do that by running the following commands:

php artisan vendor:publish --provider=VoyagerServiceProvider
php artisan vendor:publish --provider=ImageServiceProviderLaravel5

Adding the Service Provider

This is only required if you are using Laravel 5.4! If you are on Laravel 5.5+ you can skip this step.

To add the Voyager Service Provider open up your application config/app.php file and add TCG\Voyager\VoyagerServiceProvider::class, in the providers array like so:

<?php
'providers' => [
// Laravel Framework Service Providers...
//...
// Package Service Providers
TCG\Voyager\VoyagerServiceProvider::class,
// ...
// Application Service Providers
// ...
],