Media Library Pro makes uploading files to a Laravel app a breeze

Original – by Freek Van der Herten – 14 minute read

I'm proud to announce that Media Library Pro is now available. Media Library Pro is an add-on package for our free Media Library base package. It contains a set of Blade, Vue and React components that make it easy to upload files to media library and to manage files inside of a media library collection.

In this blog post, I'd like to introduce Media Library Pro to you.

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The best PRs we got in October

Original – by Freek Van der Herten – 4 minute read

At Spatie, we want to stimulate contributing to our open source stuff. That's why we said that we'd give away some of our paid products for free to authors of the best PRs we got in October. In a way, it's our own small version of Hacktoberfest.

In this blog post, I'd like to announce the winners.

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Exploring PHP 8 features

Original – by Freek Van der Herten – 1 minute read

In preparation for creating the Front Line PHP video course I needed to make myself familiar with the features that PHP 8 brings to the table. In this stream you can see me trying out some of these features for the first time.

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Introducing Laravel Backup Server

Original – by Freek Van der Herten – 8 minute read

I'm proud to announce the release of our newest package Laravel Backup Server.This paid package can backup several servers at once. When a backup contains files also present in a previous backup, deduplication using hard links will be performed. Even though you will see full backups in the…

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Selling digital products using Laravel part 9: Serving ads on GitHub

Original – by Freek Van der Herten – 7 minute read

Our company has created a lot of open-source packages. At the moment of writing, we have over 200 packages, which have been downloaded nearly 100 million times. Because we think the package users might be interested in our paid offerings as well, we've put a small ad in the readme of each repo. In this blogpost I'll explain how we manage these ads using Laravel Nova and S3.

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Selling digital products using Laravel part 8: Mailing updates and news using Mailcoach

Original – by Freek Van der Herten – 6 minute read

We'd like to stay in touch with the people interested in our products by sending them emails when we got some news on an upcoming product, or when we are running a promo for existing products. To handle subscriptions and send out emails, we use our home-grown Laravel package Mailcoach. Let's take a look at how we use Mailcoach ourselves.

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Selling digital products using Laravel part 5: Using Satis to install private packages

Original – by Freek Van der Herten – 7 minute read

Some of our products, like Mailcoach and Media Library Pro, are PHP packages for which people can buy a time-limited license. Of course, we want customers to be able to install our paid packages using Composer. Our paid packages are not registered on Packagist, because Packagist is meant to be used for free packages, and there's no way to handle licenses. Let's take a look at how we can solve this using Satis.

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