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A full-stack developer based in North Yorkshire, UK. 10+ years experience in multiple programming languages. Loves architecture principles and design.

Using Laravel in a side project recently, the introduction of Blade Components has been a literal gift for me. Creating reusable components is something we all want in our work process. Thankfully, as of Laravel 7+, you can do just that with a simple artisan command.

Let’s make a basic “Alert” component, then build on it to make it powerful.

Step 1: Create the component

Here, Laravel will create two new files:

  • App\View\Components\Alert.php
  • resources\views\components\alert.blade.php

You have a PHP component that collects data, and a view that delivers data. Simple!

Let’s look at the newly generated PHP file:

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