Laravel Framework, PHP & MySQL, Tutorials

Essential Laravel Packages

Laravel comes with a lot out the box, however, you'll often add third-party packages to add extra functionality to your projects the following are packages I use on most Laravel projects.

MsGraph -
Package for working with Microsoft Graph API

Sneaker -
An easy way to send emails whenever an exception occurs on the server. Whenever an exception is created an automatic email is sent containing the exception and the complete stack trace.

No-captcha -
Package for integration Google's ReCaptcha service into Laravel

Laravel DOMPDF-
a DOMPDF wrapper for Laravel, making PDF's easy. 

Laravel Elfinder -
Adds support for Elfinder within Laravel
"This packages integrates elFinder 2.1, by making the PHP files available with Composer (+autoloading) and the assets with a publish command. It also provides some example views for standalone, tinymce and ckeditor"

Flash -
Easy flash notifications

Laravel Menu -
This package allows custom menus to be created easily

Searchable -
This package adds a trait to allow adding searching to your models painless

Laravel Modules -
This package gives the ability to work with Laravel in a modular way by creating modules. 

Flysystem Dropbox -
A flysystem driver for Dropbox that uses the v2 API

Laravel Analytics -
A Laravel package to retrieve pageviews and other data from Google Analytics

Laravel Backup -
A package to backup your Laravel app

Laravel Permission -
Added the ability to have user roles and permissions

Laravel Debugbar -
Add a debug bar to the application when in development

Laravel Sitemap -
Quickly generate sitemaps with ease 

David Carr

David Carr

For the past 12 years, I’ve been developing applications for the web using mostly PHP. I do this for a living and love what I do as every day there is something new and exciting to learn.

In my spare time, the web development community is a big part of my life. Whether managing online programming groups and blogs or attending a conference, I find keeping involved helps me stay up to date. This is also my chance to give back to the community that helped me get started, a place I am proud to be apart of.

Besides programming I love spending time with friends and family and can often be found together going out catching the latest movie, staying in playing games on the sofa or planning a trip to someplace I’ve never been before.