Installation

Requirements

Getting Started

Before installing a new package it's always a good idea to clear your config cache:

php artisan config:clear

Then install the package by running:

composer require blade-ui-kit/blade-ui-kit

Directives

One of the biggest advantages of Blade UI Kit is that almost all of its components come ready out-of-the-box. To achieve this, Blade UI Kit makes use of CDN's from any 3rd party library that a component might need. To make sure these CDN's are included in your HTML, you can make use of the @bukStyles and @bukScripts directives.

Place the @bukStyles directive right before your closing </head> tag and after scripts from libraries like Livewire. Place the @bukScripts directive right before your closing </body> tag and after scripts from libraries like Livewire.

Production

Even though these directives allow you to get up and running with the components quickly, we recommend that you compile the 3rd party libraries that each component needs through an asset pipeline (like Laravel Mix). By default, when your app.debug config option is disabled, the directives are also disabled for performance reasons.

If you always want these directives to be executed, even when app.debug is disabled, you can force them to load the CDN links by passing a true boolean:

@bukStyles(true)
@bukScripts(true)

Libraries are only loaded for components that are enabled through the components config option. You can learn more about disabling specific components below.

Configuration

Most of the configuration is done through the blade-ui-kit.php config file. Even though by default this isn't needed, if you'd like to adjust anything to this config file, you can publish it with the following command:

php artisan vendor:publish --tag=blade-ui-kit-config

When doing this, make sure to keep the config file up to date with any changes when upgrading the library.

Components

Even though all components come enabled out-of-the-box, you might just want to only load the components you need in your app for performance reasons. To do so, first publish the config file, then remove the components you don't need from the components settings.

You can also choose to use different names for components. Simply adjust the name for a component and reference them with a new name. For example, let's rename the easy-mde component to markdown-editor:

<?php

return [
    'components' => [
        ...
        'markdown-editor' => Components\Editors\EasyMDE::class,
        ...
    ],
];

Now, you can reference it in your Blade views as:

<x-markdown-editor name="about" />

Prefixing

Using components from this library might conflict with other ones from different libraries or components from your own app. To prevent this you can opt to prefixing Blade UI Kit components by default to prevent these collisions. You can do this by setting the prefix option in the config file:

<?php

return [
    ...
    'prefix' => 'buk',
    ...
];

Now all components can be referenced as usual but with the prefix before their name:

<x-buk-easy-mde name="about" />

For obvious reasons, the docs don't use any prefix in their code examples. So keep this in mind when setting a prefix and copy/pasting code snippets.

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