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PHPFlasher Laravel

PHPFlasher is a trusted and well-supported package that allows you to easily integrate flash notification messages into your Laravel projects.

Its compatibility with Laravel versions 4.0 to 9 makes it a reliable choice for use in a wide range of Laravel projects, ensuring seamless integration and hassle-free functionality.

To use PHPFlasher in a Laravel application, you need :

PHP >= 5.3 Laravel >= 4.0


Installation

PHPFlasher is modular and consists of multiple libraries, allowing users to install and use only the specific components they need for their project.

PHPFlasher can be installed using composer :

composer require php-flasher/flasher-laravel

PHPFlasher includes a default notification style , but users can also install additional adapters to customize the appearance of notifications within their projects such as :


Usage

To display a notification message, you can either use the flash() helper method or obtain an instance of flasher from the service container. Then, before returning a view or redirecting, call the addSuccess() method and pass in the desired message to be displayed.

#/ PHPFlasher

class BookController
{
    public function saveBook()
    {
        // ...

        flash('Your account has been restored.');
        
        flash()->addSuccess('Your order has been shipped.');
        
        flash()
            ->success('Your account has been unlocked.')
            ->flash();
            
        app('flasher')->addSuccess('Your account has been restored.');

        // ... redirect or render the view
    }
    
    /**
     * if you prefer to use dependency injection 
     */
    public function register(FlasherInterface $flasher)
    {
        // ...
        
        $flasher->addSuccess('Task completed successfully.');
        
        // ... redirect or render the view
    }
}


It’s important to choose a message that is clear and concise, and that accurately reflects the outcome of the operation.
In this case, "Book has been created successfully!" is already a good message, but you may want to tailor it to fit the specific context and language of your application.

Using this package is actually pretty easy. Adding notifications to your application actually require only one line of code.

#/ usage addSuccess

flash()->addSuccess('Your feedback has been submitted.');
#/ usage addError

flash()->addError('There was a problem submitting your form.');
#/ usage addWarning

flash()->addWarning('Your subscription may not have been cancelled.');
#/ usage addInfo

flash()->addInfo('Your feedback has been received and is being reviewed.');

These four methods addSuccess(), addError(), addWarning(), addInfo() are simply convenience shortcuts for the addFlash() method, allowing you to specify the type and message in a single method call rather than having to pass both as separate arguments to the addFlash() method.

flash()->addFlash(string $type, string $message, string $title = null, array $options = [])
#/ usage addFlash

flash()->addFlash('warning', 'Your order may not have been shipped.');
param description  
$type Notification type : success, error, warning, info ….etc  
$message The body of the message you want to deliver to your user. This may contain HTML. If you add links, be sure to add the appropriate classes for the framework you are using.  
$title The notification title, Can also include HTML  
$options Custom options for javascript libraries (toastr, noty, notyf …etc)  

Modifiers

options

You can specify custom options for the flash messages when using a JavaScript library like toastr, noty, or notyf.

The options() method allows you to set multiple options at once by passing an array of key-value pairs, while the option() method allows you to set a single option by specifying its name and value as separate arguments.

The optional $merge argument for the options() method can be used to specify whether the new options should be merged with any existing options, or whether they should overwrite them.

flash()->options(array $options, bool $merge = true);

Refer to the documentation for your chosen JavaScript library to see which options are available and how they should be formatted.

#/ usage options

flash()
    ->options([
        'timeout' => 3000, // 3 seconds
        'position' => 'top-center',
    ])
    ->addError('There was a problem reactivating your account.');
param description
$options Custom options to be passed to the javascript libraries (toastr, noty, notyf …etc)
$merge Merge options if you call the options method multiple times

option

Set a single option by specifying its name and value as separate arguments.

flash()->option(string $option, mixed $value);
#/ usage option

flash()
    ->option('position', 'top-center')
    ->option('timeout', 3000)
    ->addSuccess('Your review has been posted.');
param description
$option Option key
$value Option value

priority

Sets the priority of a flash message, the highest priority will be displayed first.

flash()->priority(int $priority);
#/ usage priority

flash()
    ->priority(3)
    ->addSuccess('Priority 3 → Your account has been re-verified.');

flash()
    ->priority(1)
    ->addError('Priority 1 → There was a problem resetting your password.');

flash()
    ->priority(4)
    ->addWarning('Priority 4 → Your account may not have been re-verified.');

flash()
    ->priority(2)
    ->addInfo('Priority 2 → Your payment has been processed, but may take a few days to reflect on your account.');
param description
$priority The priority of the notification, the higher the priority, the sooner it will be displayed

hops

This method sets the number of requests that the flash message should persist for. By default, flash messages are only displayed for a single request and are then discarded. By setting the number of hops, the flash message will be persisted for multiple requests.

As an example, with a multi-page form, you may want to store messages until all pages have been filled.

flash()->hops(int $hops);
flash()
    ->hops(2)
    ->addError('There was an issue deactivating your account.');
param description
$hops indicate how many requests the flash message will persist for

translate

This method sets the locale to be used for the translation of the flash message. If a non-null value is provided, the flash message will be translated into the specified language. If null is provided, the default locale will be used.

flash()->translate(string $locale = null);
#/ usage translate

flash()
    ->translate('ar')
    ->addSuccess('Your request was processed successfully.', 'Congratulations!');
#/ usage translate with position

flash()
    ->translate('ar')
    ->option('position', 'top-left')
    ->addSuccess('Your request was processed successfully.', 'Congratulations!');
param description
$locale The locale to be used for the translation, or null to use the default locale

It is important to note that the translate() method only sets the locale to be used for the translation of the flash message. It does not actually perform the translation itself.

In order to translate the flash message, you will need to provide the appropriate translation keys in your translation files.

In the above example, to translate the flash message into Arabic, If you are using Laravel you will need to add the following keys to the resources/lang/ar/messages.php file:

return [
    'Your request was processed successfully.' => 'تمت العملية بنجاح.',
    'Congratulations!' => 'تهانينا',
];

Configuration

As optional, if you want to modify the default configuration, you can publish the configuration file:

php artisan flasher:install

The configuration file will be located at config/flasher.php and will have the following content:

<?php // config/flasher.php

return [

    /*
    |--------------------------------------------------------------------------
    | Default PHPFlasher library
    |--------------------------------------------------------------------------
    | This option controls the default library that will be used by PHPFlasher
    | to display notifications in your Laravel application. PHPFlasher supports
    | several libraries, including "flasher", "toastr", "noty", "notyf", 
    | "sweetalert" and "pnotify". 
    | 
    | The "flasher" library is used by default. If you want to use a different
    | library, you will need to install it using composer. For example, to use
    | the "toastr" library, run the following command:
    |     composer require php-flasher/flasher-toastr-laravel
    |
    | Here is a list of the supported libraries and the corresponding composer
    | commands to install them:
    |
    | "toastr"     : composer require php-flasher/flasher-toastr-laravel
    | "noty"       : composer require php-flasher/flasher-noty-laravel
    | "notyf"      : composer require php-flasher/flasher-notyf-laravel
    | "sweetalert" : composer require php-flasher/flasher-sweetalert-laravel
    | "pnotify"    : composer require php-flasher/flasher-pnotify-laravel
    */
    'default' => 'flasher',
    
    /*
    |--------------------------------------------------------------------------
    | Main PHPFlasher javascript file 
    |--------------------------------------------------------------------------
    | This option specifies the location of the main javascript file that is
    | required by PHPFlasher to display notifications in your Laravel application.
    |
    | By default, PHPFlasher uses a CDN to serve the latest version of the library.
    | However, you can also choose to download the library locally or install it
    | using npm. 
    |
    | To use the local version of the library, run the following command:
    |     php artisan flasher:install
    |
    | This will copy the necessary assets to your application's public folder. 
    | You can then specify the local path to the javascript file in the 'local'
    | field of this option.
    */
    'root_script' => [
        'cdn' => 'https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/npm/@flasher/flasher@1.2.4/dist/flasher.min.js',
        'local' => '/vendor/flasher/flasher.min.js',
    ],

    /*
    |--------------------------------------------------------------------------
    | Whether to use CDN for PHPFlasher assets or not
    |--------------------------------------------------------------------------
    | This option controls whether PHPFlasher should use CDN links or local assets
    | for its javascript and CSS files. By default, PHPFlasher uses CDN links
    | to serve the latest version of the library. However, you can also choose
    | to use local assets by setting this option to 'false'.
    |
    | If you decide to use local assets, don't forget to publish the necessary
    | files to your application's public folder by running the following command:
    |     php artisan flasher:install
    |
    | This will copy the necessary assets to your application's public folder. 
    */
    'use_cdn' => true,


    /*
    |--------------------------------------------------------------------------
    | Translate PHPFlasher messages
    |--------------------------------------------------------------------------
    | This option controls whether PHPFlasher should pass its messages to the Laravel's
    | translation service for localization. 
    |
    | By default, this option is set to 'true', which means that PHPFlasher will 
    | attempt to translate its messages using the translation service.
    |
    | If you don't want PHPFlasher to use the Laravel's translation service, you can
    | set this option to 'false'. In this case, PHPFlasher will use the messages
    | as-is, without attempting to translate them.
    */
    'auto_translate' => true,

    
    /*
    |--------------------------------------------------------------------------
    | Inject PHPFlasher in Response
    |--------------------------------------------------------------------------
    | This option controls whether PHPFlasher should automatically inject its
    | javascript and CSS files into the HTML response of your Laravel application.
    |
    | By default, this option is set to 'true', which means that PHPFlasher will
    | listen to the response of your application and automatically insert its
    | scripts and stylesheets into the HTML before the closing `</body>` tag.
    |
    | If you don't want PHPFlasher to automatically inject its scripts and stylesheets
    | into the response, you can set this option to 'false'. In this case, you will
    | need to manually include the necessary files in your application's layout.
    */
    'auto_render' => true,

    
    'flash_bag' => [
        /*
        |-----------------------------------------------------------------------
        | Enable flash bag
        |-----------------------------------------------------------------------
        | This option controls whether PHPFlasher should automatically convert
        | Laravel's flash messages to PHPFlasher notifications. This feature is
        | useful when you want to migrate from a legacy system or another
        | library that uses similar conventions for flash messages.
        |
        | When this option is set to 'true', PHPFlasher will check for flash
        | messages in the session and convert them to notifications using the
        | mapping specified in the 'mapping' option. When this option is set
        | to 'false', PHPFlasher will ignore flash messages in the session.
        */
        'enabled' => true,
        
        /*
        |-----------------------------------------------------------------------
        | Flash bag type mapping
        |-----------------------------------------------------------------------
        | This option allows you to map or convert session keys to PHPFlasher
        | notification types. On the left side are the PHPFlasher types.
        | On the right side are the Laravel session keys that you want to
        | convert to PHPFlasher types.
        |
        | For example, if you want to convert Laravel's 'danger' flash
        | messages to PHPFlasher's 'error' notifications, you can add
        | the following entry to the mapping:
        |     'error' => ['danger'],
        */
        'mapping' => [
            'success' => ['success'],
            'error' => ['error', 'danger'],
            'warning' => ['warning', 'alarm'],
            'info' => ['info', 'notice', 'alert'],
        ],
    ],
    
    /*
    |-----------------------------------------------------------------------
    | Global Filter Criteria
    |-----------------------------------------------------------------------
    | This option allows you to filter the notifications that are displayed
    | in your Laravel application. By default, all notifications are displayed,
    | but you can use this option to limit the number of notifications or
    | filter them by type.
    |
    | For example, to limit the number of notifications to 5, you can set
    | the 'limit' field to 5:
    |     'limit' => 5,
    |
    | To filter the notifications by type, you can specify an array of
    | types that you want to display. For example, to only display
    | error notifications, you can set the 'types' field to ['error']:
    |     'types' => ['error'],
    |
    | You can also combine multiple criteria by specifying multiple fields.
    | For example, to display up to 5 error notifications, you can set
    | the 'limit' and 'types' fields like this:
    |     'limit' => 5,
    |     'types' => ['error'],
    */
    'filter_criteria' => [
        'limit' => 5, // Limit the number of notifications to display
    ],

];

Presets

You can create a preset for a custom notification that you want to reuse in multiple places by adding a presets entry in the configuration file.

You can think of a preset as a pre-defined message that you can use in multiple locations.

For example, you can create a preset named entity_saved in the configuration file and then use

<?php // config/flasher.php

return [
    'presets' => [
        'entity_saved' => [
            'type' => 'success',
            'message' => 'Entity saved successfully',
            'title' => 'Entity saved',
        ],
    ],
];

To use the preset, you can call the addPreset() method and pass the name of the preset as the first argument:

#/ laravel addPreset

class BookController
{
    public function save()
    {
        flash()->addPreset('entity_saved');

This is equivalent to:

class BookController
{
    public function save()
    {
        flash()->addSuccess('Entity saved successfully', 'Entity saved');

Dark Mode

PHPFlasher supports   dark mode, allowing you to seamlessly integrate it with the dark mode of your design. By default, PHPFlasher uses the prefers-color-scheme CSS media query to automatically detect the user’s dark mode preference. However, you can also choose to manually toggle dark mode using the class strategy.

#/ flasher darkMode

// config/flasher.php

return [
    'themes' => [
        'flasher' => [
            'options' => [
                'darkMode' => 'class',
            ],
        ],
    ],
];

Now instead of relying on the prefers-color-scheme CSS media query, dark mode will be applied whenever .dark class is present earlier in the HTML tree.

To enable dark mode, add dark class to the <html> or <body> tag, as follows:

<!-- Dark mode enabled -->
<html class="dark">

or

<!-- Dark mode enabled -->
<body class="dark">

You can even customize the dark mode selector by setting darkMode to an array with your desired class name as the second item.

return [
    'themes' => [
        'flasher' => [
            'options' => [
                'darkMode' => ['class', '[data-mode="dark"]'],
            ],
        ],
    ],
];

And now you can add the [data-mode=”dark”] selector to the <html> or <body> tag, as follows:

<!-- Dark mode enabled -->
<html data-mode="dark">

or

<!-- Dark mode enabled -->
<body data-mode="dark">

RTL support

PHPFlasher makes it easy to incorporate right-to-left languages like Arabic or Hebrew. it automatically detects the text direction and handles the necessary adjustments for you.

Simply make sure the translation service is enabled and let PHPFlasher handle the rest.

#/ phpflasher rtl

flash()
    ->translate('ar')
    ->addSuccess('Your request was processed successfully.', 'Congratulations!');

Translation

PHPFlasher allows you to translate your notification messages, presets, it comes with Arabic, English and French translations out of the box, but you can easily add your own translations.

For example, if you need to override the English translation strings for PHPFlasher, you can create a language file at the following location: /resources/lang/vendor/flasher/en/messages.php.

In this file, you should only define the translation strings you want to override. Any translation strings that you don’t override will still be loaded from PHPFlasher’s original language files.

Here is a list of the default translation keys for PHPFlasher:

<?php // /resources/lang/vendor/flasher/ar/messages.php

return [
        'success' => 'نجاح',
        'error' => 'خطأ',
        'warning' => 'تحذير',
        'info' => 'معلومة',

        'The resource was created' => 'تم إنشاء :resource',
        'The resource was updated' => 'تم تعديل :resource',
        'The resource was saved' => 'تم حفظ :resource',
        'The resource was deleted' => 'تم حذف :resource',

        'resource' => 'الملف',
];
<?php // /resources/lang/vendor/flasher/en/messages.php

return [
    'success' => 'Success',
    'error' => 'Error',
    'warning' => 'Warning',
    'info' => 'Info',

    'The resource was created' => 'The :resource was created',
    'The resource was updated' => 'The :resource was updated',
    'The resource was saved' => 'The :resource was saved',
    'The resource was deleted' => 'The :resource was deleted',

    'resource' => 'resource',
];
<?php // /resources/lang/vendor/flasher/fr/messages.php

return [
        'success' => 'Succès',
        'error' => 'Erreur',
        'warning' => 'Avertissement',
        'info' => 'Information',

        'The resource was created' => 'La ressource :resource a été ajoutée',
        'The resource was updated' => 'La ressource :resource a été mise à jour',
        'The resource was saved' => 'La ressource :resource a été enregistrée',
        'The resource was deleted' => 'La ressource :resource a été supprimée',

        'resource' => '',
];
#/ laravel arabic translations

use Illuminate\Support\Facades\App;

// Set the locale to be used for the translation
App::setLocale('ar');

// Translate the flash message using the PHPFlasher translation files
flash()->addSuccess('The resource was created');

flash()->addError('حدث خطأ أثناء إرسال طلبك.');
flash()->addWarning('يجب إكمال جميع الحقول الإلزامية قبل إرسال النموذج');
flash()->addInfo('سيتم تحديث هذه الصفحة في غضون 10 دقائق.');
#/ laravel french translations

use Illuminate\Support\Facades\App;

// Set the locale to be used for the translation
App::setLocale('fr');

// Translate the flash message using the PHPFlasher translation files
flash()->addSuccess('The resource was created');

flash()->addError('Une erreur s’est produite lors de l’envoi de votre demande.');
flash()->addWarning('Vous devez remplir tous les champs obligatoires avant de soumettre le formulaire.');
flash()->addInfo('Cette page sera mise à jour dans 10 minutes.');

Laravel version < 5.5

in Laravel version 5.5 and beyond this step can be skipped if package auto-discovery is enabled.

Add the service provider to config/app.php.

'providers' => [
    ...
    Flasher\Laravel\FlasherServiceProvider::class,
    ...
];

Optionally include the Facade in config/app.php.

'Flasher' => Flasher\Laravel\Facade\Flasher::class,
Younes

PHPFlasher is a project by Younes KHOUBZA.