Symfony Cheatsheat

Here’s a bunch of random notes on Symfony. These are kind of a summary of the SymfonyCasts tutorial track here.

Creating a New Controller

  1. Right-click on the directory where you want your controller to to (probably src/Controller)
  2. Choose “New PHP Class”
    Because we installed the Symfony plugin, PhpStorm can pre-fill the namespace
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Installing the Html and Form Builder package back into Laravel 5

Here’s how to get the Form and Html Builder package back when using Laravel 5.

composer require illuminate/html

Then, in /config/app.php add the following to the providers and aliases arrays:

'providers' => [
	...
 
	'Illuminate\Html\HtmlServiceProvider',
],
 
'aliases' => [
 
	...
 
	'Form'=> 'Illuminate\Html\FormFacade', 
	'HTML'=> 'Illuminate\Html\HtmlFacade',
],

 

Disable Registration in Laravel 5

A new Laravel 5 installation comes with user registration out of the box. If you don’t want to use this feature, here is a clean way to disable it. Open up app\Http\Controllers\Auth\AuthController.php and add the following methods:

public function getRegister()
{
    return redirect('auth/login'); // Or wherever
}

public function postRegister()
{

}

These will override the parent methods in the AuthenticatesAndRegistersUsers trait.

Using Laravel 5 Auth Middleware

To restrict pages in your app to authentication status, add the middleware to the controller’s constructor.

To restrict a page to guests only (not signed in):

public function __construct()
{
    $this->middleware('guest');
}

For signed in users:

public function __construct()
{
    $this->middleware('auth');
}

If you want to make exceptions for certain methods, just pass those parameters in as an array for the second argument.

$this->middleware('auth', ['except' => 'show']);