FortBlog adds a nice UI where you can manage a publication of any size with posts, pages, tags, and authors.
You can add photos, code blocks, featured images, social media & SEO attributes, embedded HTML (YouTube Videos, Embedded Podcasts Episodes, Tweets, ...), and markdown!
Dark & Light modes available so everyone is happy
FortBlog uses a separate database connection and authentication system so that you don't have to modify any of your project code.
To install FortBlog, run these commands in the root of your Laravel app:
composer require devsfort/fortblog php artisan fortblog:install php artisan storage:link
Configure the database connection FortBlog is going to be using in
config/fortblog.php. Then run:
php artisan fortblog:migrate
yourproject.test/fortblog and use the provided email and password to log in.
Uploading to S3
If you want to upload images to S3, update the
storage_disk attribute in your
fortblog.php configuration file to s3. Make sure your S3 disk is correctly configured in your
filesystems.php configuration file.
's3' => [ 'driver' => 's3', 'key' => env('AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID'), 'secret' => env('AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY'), 'region' => env('AWS_DEFAULT_REGION'), 'bucket' => env('AWS_BUCKET'), 'url' => env('CDN_URL'), 'options' => [ 'CacheControl' => 'public, max-age=315360000' ], ],
Note: you're going to need to install the AWS-S3 Flysystem adapter, using
composer require league/flysystem-aws-s3-v3 for this to work.
Visit https://unsplash.com/oauth/applications to create a new unsplash app. Grab the 'Access Key' and add it to your
.env file as
UNSPLASH_ACCESS_KEY. Lastly, add unsplash to your
'unsplash' => [ 'key' => env('UNSPLASH_ACCESS_KEY'), ],
After each update, make sure you run these commands:
php artisan fortblog:migrate php artisan vendor:publish --tag=fortblog-assets --force
Displaying your content
FortBlog is faceless, it doesn't have any opinions on how you display your content in your frontend. You can use the FortBlog models in your controllers to display the different resources:
To display posts and pages content, use
$post->content instead of
$post->body. The content will always be in HTML format while the body might be HTML or raw markdown based on the post type.
FortBlog is open-sourced software licensed under the MIT license.