Generic Overview

Bazar provides a simple and extendable admin UI that comes with lots of built-in functionality. The UI is built on Bootstrap, Vue 3, and Inertia.js.

Customizing the UI

After running the php artisan bazar:install and the php artisan bazar:publish commands.

To publish only the assets (compiled as well), run the php artisan bazar:publish --tag=bazar-assets command. This will place all the views, JS, CSS, and other assets that the project uses. At this point, all you need to do is to customize what you want and recompile the assets.

Note, Bazar automatically publishes the assets registered with the Asset::script() and Asset::style() methods. These assets are compiled, so you can use them instantly. To customize them, make sure the package publishes the pre-compiled scripts and styles to the application's resources directory.

Also, you may use the --packages option to update your packages.json file with the required devDependencies automatically and the --mix option to update your webpack.mix.js file with the proper compiling tasks.

By default, the app.blade.php uses the /vendor/bazar/ prefix in the asset URLs.

To ensure Bazar's assets are always up-to-date, you may add a Composer hook inside your project's composer.json file to automatically publish the latest assets:

"scripts": {
    "post-update-cmd": [
        "@php artisan bazar:publish"
    ]
}

Custom Assets

Bazar provides a simple asset manager out of the box. You may register your custom scripts, styles and icons using the Bazar\Support\Facades\Asset facade.

Important: only the compiled assets should be registered with the Asset facade. The raw/pre-compiled assets should be publishable using the app's/package's service provider.

use Bazar\Support\Facades\Asset;

// Register a script
Asset::script('bazar-package', __DIR__.'/path/to/compiled.js');

// Register a style
Asset::style('bazar-package', __DIR__.'/path/to/compiled.css');

// Register an icon
Asset::icon('bazar-package', 'bazar-package::path.to.blade');

Note, the icons must be simple SVG files wrapped into a blade template. Also, make sure that the views are loaded from the package.

Pages

Bazar uses Inertia on the whole admin surface. This means unlike using traditional blade templates, you can't load these Singe File Components (SFC) from your service provider, only from a registered script.

After you registered a script with the asset manager, by using the proper events, you can bind your custom Inertia pages easily:

import Index from './Pages/Index';
import CustomPlugin from './Plugins/Custom';

document.addEventListener('bazar:booting', (event) => {
    // Adding the page to the stack, that Inertia could load
    window.Bazar.pages['Addons/Index'] = Index;

    // Adding any component, plugin, mixin, directive, etc.
    // event.detail is the pre-mounted Vue instance
    const app = event.detail;

    app.use(CustomPlugin);
});

Bazar provides a very simple menu builder by default. Managing the menu items via the Bazar\Support\Facades\Menu facade, makes possible to extend the menu items in the Admin UI, without touching any front-end code.

use Bazar\Support\Facades\Menu;

// Registering a resource item with submenus
Menu::resource(URL::to('bazar/users'), __('Users'), [
    'icon' => 'customer',
]);

// Regsitering a single item
Menu::register(URL::to('bazar/support'), __('Support'), [
    'icon' => 'support',
    'group' => __('Tools'),
]);

Translations

Bazar is fully translatable. It uses Laravel's JSON translations on both back- and front-end. To translate strings, you have to create a new JSON language file in the resources/lang directory with the code of the language. For example, the Hungarian translation would be named hu.json.

{
    "Dashboard": "Vezérlőpult",
    "Logout": "Kijelentkezés"
}

Note: the front-end will automatically pick up the translated strings and apply them where possible.

Defining Admins

By default, Bazar looks for an array of emails in the bazar.admins config. Of course, you can use a completely different approach to define admin users; it's up to you. But let's take a look at the default approach:

// config/bazar.php

'admins' => [
    '[email protected]',
    '[email protected]',
]

Note, different roles are not supported in Bazar (to keep things simple no plans to change this for now). However once you decide to bring it in, you can easily integrate and customize the different layers for the given admins by using policies and overriding view templates.

After the admins are defined, all users with their email addresses in the list will have access to the admin UI. This is controlled by the can:manage-bazar middleware, which uses the manage-bazar gate definition.

If you want to use an admin list based on the .env file, you may do the following:

// config/bazar.php

'admins' => explode(',', env('BAZAR_ADMINS', ''))

Please note that the defined admins will receive admin notifications as well; the credentials are not used only for authorization.

Customizing The Authorization

As we mentioned before, the authorization process can be customized easily. By default, it checks for the authenticated user's email address; however, you can easily change its logic:

use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Gate;

Gate::define('manage-bazar', function ($user) {
    return in_array($user->role, ['editor', 'cashier']);
});

Note, this gate definition is being used to allow/deny global access to the admin UI. To customize the authorization in detail, you may use policies.

Policies

Policies provide a centralized place for defining authorization for different actions. By default, Bazar does not offer policies for the models, but you may specify your custom ones. To do so, follow the original documentation and register to the Bazar models.

When a policy is registered to the model, Bazar will automatically apply them in the controller actions.

Routes

Bazar comes with a bunch of routes out of the box. The routes can be registered easily, using the Bazar::routes() method.

use Bazar\Bazar;

Bazar::routes(function ($router) {
    //
});

All Bazar routes are web routes. They have the /bazar URL and the bazar. name prefixes. Also, the web, auth, can:manage-bazar middleware are automatically added to each Bazar routes.

Validation

You may customize the validation rules that Bazar provides out of the box. To do so, you might listen to Bazar's validation events:

use Bazar\Http\Requests\ProductStoreRequest;
use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Event;

Event::listen('bazar.validating:'.ProductStoreRequest::class, function ($validator) {
    $validator->addRules([
        'slug' => ['required'],
    ]);
});