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Categories package for Laravel Enso.

This package cannot work independently of the Enso ecosystem.

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  • install the package using composer: composer require laravel-enso/categories
  • install the front-end ui package using yarn: yarn add @enso-ui/categories
  • adds the following alias in client/vue.config.js
configureWebpack: {
    resolve: {
        alias: {
            //other aliases
            '@categories': `${__dirname}/node_modules/@enso-ui/categories/src/bulma`,
  • in client/js/router.js file, verify that RouteMerger is imported, or import it

import RouteMerger from '@core-modules/importers/RouteMerger';

  • make sure routeImporter is also imported

import routeImporter from '@core-modules/importers/routeImporter';

  • then use RouteMerger to import front-end assets using the alias defined in vue.config.js
(new RouteMerger(routes))
    //other routes
    .add(routeImporter(require.context('./routes', false, /.*\.js$/)))
    .add(routeImporter(require.context('@categories/routes', false, /.*\.js$/)));
  • in resources/js/app.js import the package's icons

import '@categories/icons';

  • make sure hot module replacement is not active, and run yarn dev or npm run dev

  • run php artisan migrate to create table, add menu, permissions etc.


  • features a core categories functionality with a model, migrations, routes, controllers, resources, index table, etc
  • provides CRUD functionality for the Category model
  • defines the relationships with a parent category as well as multiple child categories
  • a CategoryFactory is included and can be published
  • the Category model also supports dynamic methods


The package is meant to be installed on an Enso project and customized as required (or used as it is if that is enough).

Note that this package is a dependency of the products Enso package.


  • php artisan vendor:publish --tag=categories-factories - the included category factory,


are welcome. Pull requests are great, but issues are good too.


This package is released under the MIT license.