Laravel Livewire | File Upload Tutorial

Raviya Technical
3 min readDec 13, 2021

I will explain the step-by-step tutorial laravel livewire file upload. you can see the laravel livewire file upload example. we will help you to give an example of file upload with laravel livewire. We will use the laravel livewire store upload file.

In this tutorial, we will create a simple file upload example using laravel livewire. you can use laravel livewire with laravel 6, laravel 7, and laravel 8 versions.

Livewire is a full-stack framework for Laravel framework that makes building dynamic interfaces simple, without leaving the comfort of Laravel. if you are using livewire with laravel then you don’t worry about writing jquery ajax code, livewire will help to write very simple way jquery ajax code using PHP. without page refresh laravel validation will work, the form will submit, etc.

Here, I will give you a very simple example of creating a file upload form with title and name and I will store that data in the database without refreshing the page and too many lines of code in the blade file. we will use only the livewire/livewire package.

Step 1: Install Laravel 8

first of all, we need to get a fresh Laravel 8 version application using bellow command, So open your terminal OR command prompt and run bellow command:

composer create-project --prefer-dist laravel/laravel blog

Step 2: Create Migration and Model

Here, we need to create database migration for the files table, and also we will create a model for the files table.

php artisan make:migration create_files_table

Migration:

<?phpuse Illuminate\Database\Migrations\Migration;
use Illuminate\Database\Schema\Blueprint;
use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Schema;
class CreateFilesTable extends Migration{public function up(){Schema::create('files', function (Blueprint $table) {$table->id();$table->string('title');$table->string('name');$table->timestamps();});}public function down(){Schema::dropIfExists('files');}}

Migrate

php artisan migrate

now we will create a File model by using the following command:

php artisan make:model File

App/Models/File.php

<?phpnamespace App\Models;use Illuminate\Database\Eloquent\Factories\HasFactory;
use Illuminate\Database\Eloquent\Model;
class File extends Model{use HasFactory;protected $fillable = ['title','name'];}

Step 3: Install Livewire

now in this step, we will simply install livewire to our laravel 8 application using the below command:

composer require livewire/livewire

Step 4: Create Component

Now here we will create a livewire component using their command. so run the below command to create a file upload form component.

php artisan make:livewire file-upload

Now they created files on both paths:

app/Http/Livewire/FileUpload.phpresources/views/livewire/file-upload.blade.php

Now both files we will update as below for our contact us form.

app/Http/Livewire/FileUpload.php

<?phpnamespace App\Http\Livewire;use Livewire\Component;
use Livewire\WithFileUploads;
use App\Models\File;
class FileUpload extends Component{use WithFileUploads;public $file, $title;public function submit(){$validatedData = $this->validate(['title' => 'required','file' => 'required',]);$validatedData['name'] = $this->file->store('files', 'public');File::create($validatedData);session()->flash('message', 'File successfully Uploaded.');}public function render(){return view('livewire.file-upload');}}

resources/views/livewire/file-upload.blade.php

<form wire:submit.prevent="submit" enctype="multipart/form-data"><div>@if(session()->has('message'))<div class="alert alert-success">{{ session('message') }}</div>@endif</div><div class="form-group"><label for="exampleInputName">Title:</label><input type="text" class="form-control" id="exampleInputName" placeholder="Enter title" wire:model="title">@error('title') <span class="text-danger">{{ $message }}</span> @enderror</div><div class="form-group"><label for="exampleInputName">File:</label><input type="file" class="form-control" id="exampleInputName" wire:model="file">@error('name') <span class="text-danger">{{ $message }}</span> @enderror</div><button type="submit" class="btn btn-success">Save</button></form>

Step 5: Create Route

now we will create one route for calling our example, so let’s add a new route to the web.php file as below:

routes/web.php

Route::get('file-upload', function () {return view('default');});

Step 6: Create View File

here, we will create a blade file for the call form route. in this file, we will use @livewireStyles, @livewireScripts, and @livewire(‘contact-form’). so let’s add it.

resources/views/default.blade.php

<!DOCTYPE html><html><head><title>Laravel Livewire Example - raviyatechnical</title>@livewireStyles<link rel="stylesheet" href="https://stackpath.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/4.5.2/css/bootstrap.min.css" integrity="sha384-JcKb8q3iqJ61gNV9KGb8thSsNjpSL0n8PARn9HuZOnIxN0hoP+VmmDGMN5t9UJ0Z" crossorigin="anonymous"></head><body><div class="container"><div class="card"><div class="card-header">Laravel Livewire Example - raviyatechnical</div><div class="card-body">@livewire('file-upload')</div></div></div></body>@livewireScripts</html>

Now you can run using bellow command:

php artisan serve

Open below URL:

http://localhost:8000/file-upload

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