Laravel Framework

Laravel 5.3 install whoops

In older versions of Laravel error’s where displayed using the Whoops. In recent versions it’s not used. If like me you would like to you use Whoops this post is for you!

To bring back Whoops add it to composer:

"filp/whoops": "~2.0"

Then do a ‘composer update’

Next open App\Exceptions\Handler.php and add this method: thanks to 

/**
 * Create a Symfony response for the given exception.
 *
 * @param  \Exception  $e
 * @return mixed
 */
protected function convertExceptionToResponse(Exception $e)
{
    if (config('app.debug')) {
        $whoops = new \Whoops\Run;
        $whoops->pushHandler(new \Whoops\Handler\PrettyPageHandler);

        return response()->make(
            $whoops->handleException($e),
            method_exists($e, 'getStatusCode') ? $e->getStatusCode() : 500,
            method_exists($e, 'getHeaders') ? $e->getHeaders() : []
        );
    }

    return parent::convertExceptionToResponse($e);
}

That’s it now error pages will look this:

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.

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