prefab for a filament website

dev-main 2024-07-11 06:59 UTC


Use this template to scaffold a new website


  1. Create a new project laravel new project-name
  2. clone this repository
  3. update the composer.json of your new project and change minimum stability to dev: "minimum-stability": "dev",
  4. composer require remihin/filament-prefab
  5. Install all modules:
  • php artisan prefab:filament --module=base --force
    • be patient with the shell script, force is required to overwrite the user model
  • php artisan prefab:filament --module=blog
  • php artisan prefab:filament --module=hero-image
  • php artisan prefab:filament --module=news
  • php artisan prefab:filament --module=story
  • php artisan prefab:filament --module=employee
  • NOTE: When updating modules after their initial rollout add --force to override local files. Additionally --no-shell can be added to prevent shell commands from being executed to speed up rolling out updates.
  1. composer dump
  2. php artisan migrate
  3. Create a user php artisan make:filament-user and follow the prompts
  4. php artisan db:seed
  5. open docker-compose.yml and replace the container_name with a name of this project
  6. docker compose up -d
  7. npm install && npm run dev

How to use search

  1. Add the IsSearchable interface to the model
  2. Implement the required methods. Your IDE will inform you when adding the interface.
  3. Add the use Searchable trait to the model
  4. Add the config to searchable.php config by adding it to the models array where the key is the model and the value is an array with the searchable columns
  5. Modules can also be specified in the modules section in searchable.php. Here the key is the relation name and the value an array of searchable fields. To search a module on a model add the name of the resource to the model array like you would add a column
  6. In the example below the page searches in the columns name and content, as well as the module heroImage, for which the columns title and content are searchable
'models' => [
    Page::class => [

'modules' => [
    'heroImage' => [


The search module makes use of elasticsearch, please make sure SCOUT_DRIVER is set to elastic in your .env

To sync models to elastic run php artisan search:sync.

This project also contains a docker file which can be executed using laravel sail. The default port for elastic in this docker file is 9298. To allow your local project to communicate with this docker file add ELASTIC_HOST=localhost:9298 to your .env

How to use Hero Images

  1. add the use Heroable trait to the model
  2. add static::$model::heroableFields(), to the form fields in the resource

How to use Employees

  1. add the use Employeeable trait to the model
  2. add static::$model::employeeableFields(), to the form fields in the resource

How to use Seoable en Ogable

  1. add the use Seoabletrait to the model
  2. add static::$model::seoFields(), to the form fields in the resource

How to use Labels

  1. add the use Labelable trait to the model
  2. add static::$model::labelableFields(), to the form fields in the resource

How to use menus

  1. Implement App/Contracts/Menuable on models that should be able to be linked in menus.
  2. Implement required methods
  3. Available resources will be auto detected by the menu item resource

How to use titles and slugs

  1. For titles and slugs we use a forked and self-hosted project filament-title-with-slug
  2. On forms use the TitleWithSlugInput form component. This will handle both the title and the slug. Both fields are required and the slug field validates if it is unique.
  3. For more documentation checkout the motivo repository

How to use blocks module

  1. Simple add BlockModule::make('content') to any resource, where the param is the name of the column which stores the data.
  2. Add 'content' => 'array' to the casts of the model
  3. New blocks can be created by making a new class in the App/Filament/Plugins/Blocks directory and extending the BaseBlock model
  4. New blocks can be registered in the active array in the blocks.php config file
  5. There is also a toggle content field, which can have nested fields. These are registed in the toggle_content array in the blocks.php config
  6. You can also create your own set of blocks.
    1. First create a new array in the blocks.php config file. The key of this array is not restricted.
    2. When adding the block module to the resource you can specify a second parameter, which is the key of the array from the previous step, for example BlockModule::make('content', 'form-builder')


  1. visit /blog for a blog overview
  2. visit /blog/{blog:slug} for the show page of a blog

Biggest Todos:

  • Update naar Laravel 11
  • slugs
  • redo SEO as field instead of trait (?)
  • Cookie consent Base module
  • Something formbuilder-like (alternative methods?) ( Contact module
  • Blocks module (WIP) Blocks module
  • Email sending (?) Job Alert
  • Search functionalities Search Module
  • Donation module
  • Redirects en dead-link tracker
  • Add route for home
  • Translations

"Copypaste" Todos:

  • Employee
  • Location
  • News
  • Service
  • Story
  • Vacancy
  • Settings
  • Toptasks


  • filamentphp/filament
  • awcodes/filament-curator (media manager)
  • solution-forest/filament-tree (menu builder)