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laravel modules

In this post, I will show you how to implement Laravel modules structure in with Nwidart package. This will help us to make our application clean and organized code that is easy to maintain and reusable to any modules within the application.


Some developers recommend implementing a Laravel modules because it comes with own controllers, model, resources and more. That help us not to break our application even if we remove one of our laravel module as long as not a base module that connect with other modules.


Codeanddeploy also using laravel module structures.


When using Laravel modules it will generate with the following:


1. Config

2. Console

3. Database

4. Entities

5. Http

6. Providers

7. Resources

8. Routes

9. Tests


Now let's start installing our Laravel modules.


Step 1: Laravel Installation

If you don't have a Laravel 8 install in your local just run the following command below:

composer create-project --prefer-dist laravel/laravel laravel-modules-example

cd laravel-modules-example



Step 2: Laravel Module Package Installation

Now, let's install our Laravel module package by Nwidart. Run the following command below:

composer require nwidart/laravel-modules


Step 3: Publish Configuration File

Run the following command to publish the configuration file.

php artisan vendor:publish --provider="Nwidart\Modules\LaravelModulesServiceProvider"


Step 4: Setup Autoloading

Now, we need to add "Modules\\": "Modules/", to your composer under autoload > psr-4. See example below:

"autoload": {
    "psr-4": {
        "App\\": "app/",
        "Modules\\": "Modules/",
        "Database\\Factories\\": "database/factories/",
        "Database\\Seeders\\": "database/seeders/"


Then run the following command after setup above:

composer dump-autoload


Now, we already setup our Laravel module package. Next let's create a module for our Laravel application.


Step 5: Create Module

Syntax of create module command:

php artisan make:module module_name


Then run the following command to create module let's do an example for Posts module.

php artisan make:module posts


After running above commands it will generate our Posts module under Modules folder. See below Laravel module structures:

  ├── Posts/
      ├── Assets/
      ├── Config/
      ├── Console/
      ├── Database/
          ├── Migrations/
          ├── Seeders/
      ├── Entities/
      ├── Http/
          ├── Controllers/
          ├── Middleware/
          ├── Requests/
      ├── Providers/
          ├── PostsServiceProvider.php
          ├── RouteServiceProvider.php
      ├── Resources/
          ├── assets/
              ├── js/
                ├── app.js
              ├── sass/
                ├── app.scss
          ├── lang/
          ├── views/
      ├── Routes/
          ├── api.php
          ├── web.php
      ├── Repositories/
      ├── Tests/
      ├── composer.json
      ├── module.json
      ├── package.json
      ├── webpack.mix.js


Now, we successfully generated our Posts module. Let's test it by running the command below:

php artisan serve


Then run the URL to your browser:


Then you will see the result below:

laravel modules

I hope it helps. For more details about it click Laravel modules.