Laravel Installation

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Prerequisites

  • Laravel version 5.5 / 5.6 / 5.7 / 5.8 / 6.x
  • Make sure to install AddChat package on a Fresh or Existing Laravel application.
  • We also assume that you've setup the database.
  • If you're running MySql version older than < 5.7 then disable strict mode in Laravel config/database.php 'strict' => false

Install

  1. If installing AddChat on an existing Laravel application and you already have Auth system then skip this step

    If installing on a Fresh Laravel application then run

    For Laravel 5.5 to 5.8

    php artisan make:auth
    
    php artisan migrate

    For Laravel 6.x

    composer require laravel/ui --dev
    
    php artisan ui vue --auth
    
    npm install && npm run dev
    
    php artisan migrate
  2. Install AddChat via Composer

    composer require classiebit/addchat-laravel
  3. Run AddChat install command

    php artisan addchat:install
  4. Open the common layout file, mostly the common layout file is the file which contains the HTML & BODY tags.

    • Copy AddChat CSS code and paste it right before closing </head> tag

      <!-- 1. Addchat css -->
      <link href="<?php echo asset('assets/addchat/css/addchat.min.css') ?>" rel="stylesheet">
    • Copy AddChat Widget code and paste it right after opening <body> tag

      <!-- 2. AddChat widget -->
      <div id="addchat_app" 
          data-baseurl="<?php echo url('') ?>"
          data-csrfname="<?php echo 'X-CSRF-Token' ?>"
          data-csrftoken="<?php echo csrf_token() ?>"
      ></div>
    • Copy AddChat JS code and paste it right before closing </body> tag

      <!-- 3. AddChat JS -->
      <!-- Modern browsers -->
      <script type="module" src="<?php echo asset('assets/addchat/js/addchat.min.js') ?>"></script>
      <!-- Fallback support for Older browsers -->
      <script nomodule src="<?php echo asset('assets/addchat/js/addchat-legacy.min.js') ?>"></script>

    {warning} Please replace <php ?> tag by {{}} curly brackets.

    The final layout will look something like this

    <head>
    
        <!-- **** your site other content **** -->
    
        <!-- 1. Addchat css -->
        <link href="<?php echo asset('assets/addchat/css/addchat.min.css') ?>" rel="stylesheet">
    
    </head>
    <body>
    
        <!-- 2. AddChat widget -->
        <div id="addchat_app" 
            data-baseurl="<?php echo url('') ?>"
            data-csrfname="<?php echo 'X-CSRF-Token' ?>"
            data-csrftoken="<?php echo csrf_token() ?>"
        ></div>
    
        <!-- **** your site other content **** -->
    
        <!-- 3. AddChat JS -->
        <!-- 3. AddChat JS -->
        <!-- Modern browsers -->
        <script type="module" src="<?php echo asset('assets/addchat/js/addchat.min.js') ?>"></script>
        <!-- Fallback support for Older browsers -->
        <script nomodule src="<?php echo asset('assets/addchat/js/addchat-legacy.min.js') ?>"></script>
    
    </body>

{info} For Info, the php artisan addchat:install publishes AddChat assets to your application public/assets directory


{info} addchat.min.js for modern browsers & addchat-legacy.min.js for older browsers. These will be used switched by the browsers automatically on the basis on type="module" & nomodule, you need to nothing.


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