Create a Forum Using Chatter in Laravel

This topic is creating a forum in Laravel 5.8 using Chatter, I will show you how easy it is to create your own Laravel Forum using the Chatter Package

In this post, we create a Laravel forum using Chatter package. Chatter package provides us with a very easy function to create a forum for Laravel. In this application, we will use Laravel 5.7.

We create the final Laravel 5.7 forum application as below.

Create a Forum in Laravel 5.8 Using Chatter

Step:1 Create a new Laravel application

First, we need to create a  new Laravel project to create a following this command.

laravel new chatter

Step: 2 Connect with Database 

After creating a project we connect our application with database. Here we using new Laravel project so make sure to install the default user authentication provided with Laravel. 

php artisan make:auth

Step: 3 Install Package

Install Chatter package into your Laravel application using the following command.

composer require "devdojo/chatter=0.2.*"

Step: 4 Update the service provider

Add the service provider to your config/app.php provider’s array:


Step: 5 Publish the Vendor

Publish the Vendor using the following command.

php artisan vendor:publish --provider="DevDojo\Chatter\ChatterServiceProvider"

After that, we need to be published a few new files to our application we need to reload them with the following command.

composer dump-autoload
Create a Forum in Laravel 5.8 Using Chatter

Step: 6 Run Your migrations

You can see the many files in the migrations folder.

Create a Forum in Laravel 5.8 Using Chatter

Now migrate all files using this command.

php artisan migrate

Step:7 Seed Your Database

We need some data to test our Laravel forum application so we will use the following command to seed some little data.

php artisan db:seed --class=ChatterTableSeeder

Step:8 Add yield in Master page

Add yield into master page app.blade.php file include a header and footer yield. Inside the head of your app.blade.php add the following.

Add style into the head.


And add js yield at the bottom of the body.


Now, finally, we complete this tutorial Create a Forum in Laravel 5.8 Using Chatter to see our new Laravel forum application visit your //localhost:8000/forums/ and you should see your new forum in front of you!

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