Creating Laravel 5 Packages for dummies

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September 25th, 2017, posted in #howto
by Cristian T

Unfortunately, Laravel 5's documentation on how to create a package is an introduction, at best. It’s important to read it - to understand the concept - but it’s not a step-by-step guide to creating your first package. This is.

Last updated in July 2016 — used it to create my admin-panel building software: Backpack for Laravel.

Step 1. Install Laravel

For this, check out Laravel’s docs. As an alternative, use an existing Laravel application. Don’t forget you need to:


composer install




chmod -R o+w storage
chmod -R o+w vendor


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