Installation

Requirements

Before moving on, please check out the Laravel documentation about its installation, requirements, and configuration.

Requirements:

  • Laravel ^8.22.1
  • PHP 7.3+
  • PHP GD and EXIF extensions

Installation

You can install Bazar using composer:

laravel new app

composer require conedevelopment/bazar

Also, make sure the verification routes are included. This is required because the user model implements the MustVerifyEmail interface and all Bazar routes use the verified middleware.

Please note: Bazar does not bring any auth logic or functionality out of the box. The Laravel UI package provides a perfect solution for that; also, it's an easy task to customize it as you wish, but it's optional.

composer require laravel/ui
use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Auth;

Auth::routes(['verify' => true]);

Running the Install Command

After installing the package, run the bazar:install command. It will run the migrations and create a symlink for the compiled assets that you may override later.

Please note: if you are using Windows, you might open your terminal or development environment as a system administrator.

Also, you may populate your local database with fake data. To do so, pass the --seed flag to the command.

php artisan ui bootstrap --auth

php artisan bazar:install --seed

Publishing Assets

You may want to customize the admin UI. To do so, run the bazar:publish --tag=bazar-assets command.

php artisan bazar:publish --tag=bazar-assets

npm install && npm run dev

Preparing Storage

Bazar comes with a media manager out of the box. If you are using the public driver, you may link your storage directory to make your media files visible for users.

php artisan storage:link

Extending the User Model

Bazar comes with a Bazar\Models\User model by default. Since users can behave as customers, it provides some functionality by default, like managing order, cart, address relationships, and more. Also, it brings the default authentication services; you may keep clean your App\Models\User model and extend the one that comes with Bazar.

namespace App\Models;

use Bazar\Models\User as BazarUser;

class User extends BazarUser
{
    //
}

After extending the application's User model, no need to extend the Illuminate\Foundation\Auth\User class, also, the Illuminate\Contracts\Auth\MustVerifyEmail interface will be automatically implemented by the base model.

Configuration

After install Bazar, you can find the config/bazar.php file, where you can configure the package. We'll talk about the specific configurations in their related documentation sections.