spatie/laravel-navigation

Manage menus, breadcrumbs, and other navigational elements in Laravel apps


Keywords
Laravel-Navigation, spatie
License
MIT

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Manage menus, breadcrumbs, and other navigational elements in Laravel apps

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Work in progress! Things will probably change. Questions and contributions might not be addressed.

Laravel Navigation is meant to be the spiritual successor of Laravel Menu. Laravel Menu will still be actively maintained, but there are a few principal differences between the two packages.

The main goal of Laravel Menu is to build HTML menus from PHP. Laravel Navigation describes an application's navigation tree, which can be used as a base to create navigational elements like menus and breadcrumbs. Laravel Menu has a rich API for HTML generation. Laravel Navigation doesn't do any HTML generation (although we might ship some Blade files in the future). Instead, Laravel Navigation should give you the flexibility to build your own UI without worrying about the complexity of navigation trees and active state. Think of it as a renderless component.

<?php

app(Navigation::class)
    ->add('Home', route('home'))
    ->add('Blog', route('blog.index'), function (Section $section) {
        $section
            ->add('All posts', route('blog.index'))
            ->add('Topics', route('blog.topics.index'));
    })
    ->addIf(Auth::user()->isAdmin(), function (Navigation $navigation) {
        $navigation->add('Admin', route('admin.index'));
    });

A navigation object can be rendered to a tree, or to breadcrumbs.

Some examples when visiting /blog/topics/laravel:

<?php

// Render to tree
app(Navigation::class)->tree();
[
    { "title": "Home", "url": "/", "active": false, "children": [] },
    {
        "title": "Blog",
        "url": "/blog",
        "active": false,
        "children": [
            { "title": "All posts", "url": "/blog", "active": false, "children": [] },
            { "title": "Topics", "url": "/blog/topics", "active": true, "children": [] }
        ],
    },
    { "title": "Admin", "url": "/admin", "active": false, "children": [] }
]
<?php

// Append additional pages in your controller
app(Navigation::class)->activeSection()->add($topic->name, route('blog.topics.show', $topic));

// Render to breadcrumbs
app(Navigation::class)->breadcrumbs();
[
    { "title": "Blog", "url": "/blog" },
    { "title": "Topics", "url": "/blog/topics" },
    { "title": "Laravel", "url": "/blog/topics/laravel" }
]

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Installation

You can install the package via composer:

composer require spatie/laravel-navigation

Testing

composer test

Changelog

Please see CHANGELOG for more information on what has changed recently.

Contributing

Please see CONTRIBUTING for details.

Security

If you discover any security related issues, please email freek@spatie.be instead of using the issue tracker.

Credits

License

The MIT License (MIT). Please see License File for more information.