Theme and asset management for laravel

Jun 02, 2018

Package link: Themevel (

Themevel is a Laravel 5+ theme and asset management package. You can easily integrate this package with any Laravel based project.


  • Custom theme location
  • Parent theme support
  • Unlimited Parent view finding
  • Asset Finding
  • Theme translator support
  • Multiple theme config extension
  • Multiple theme changelog extension
  • Artisan console commands


Themevel is a Laravel package so you can install it via Composer. Run this command in your terminal from your project directory:

composer require shipu/themevel

Wait for a while, Composer will automatically install Themevel in your project.


Below Laravel 5.5 you have to call this package service in config/app.php config file. To do that, add this line in app.phpin providers array:


Below Laravel 5.5 version to use facade you have to add this line in app.php to the aliases array:

'Theme' => Shipu\Themevel\Facades\Theme::class,

Now run this command in your terminal to publish this package resources:

php artisan vendor:publish --provider="Shipu\Themevel\Providers\ThemevelServiceProvider"

Artisan Command

Run this command in your terminal from your project directory.

Create a theme directory:

php artisan theme:create your_theme_name

 What is theme title?:

 What is theme description? []:

 What is theme author name? []:

 What is theme version? []:

 Any parent theme? (yes/no) [no]:
 > y

 What is parent theme name?:

List of all themes:

php artisan theme:list

| Name     | Author       | Version | Parent   |
| themeone | Shipu Ahamed | 1.1.0   |          |
| themetwo | Shipu Ahamed | 1.0.0   | themeone |

Example folder structure:

- app/
- ..
- ..
- Themes/
    - themeone/
        - assets
            - css
                - app.css
            - img
            - js
        - lang
            - en
        - views/
            - layouts
                - master.blade.php
            - welcome.blade.php
        - changelog.yml        
        - theme.json

You can change theme.json and changelog.yml name from config/theme.php

// ..
'config' => [
    'name' => 'theme.json',
    'changelog' => 'changelog.yml'
// ..

json, yml, yaml, php, ini, xml extension supported.

For example:

// ..
'config' => [
    'name' => 'theme.json',
    'changelog' => 'changelog.json'
// ..

Then run theme:create command which describe above.

Now Please see the API List Doc.

API List


For switching current theme you can use set method.



For getting current theme details you can use get method:

Theme::get(); // return Array

You can also get particular theme details:

Theme::get('theme-name'); // return Array

Theme::get('theme-name', true); // return Collection


Retrieve current theme’s name:

Theme::current(); // return string


Retrieve all theme information:

Theme::all(); // return Array


For getting whether the theme exists or not:

Theme::has(); // return bool


For info about the specified theme:

$themeInfo = Theme::getThemeInfo('theme-name'); // return Collection

$themeName = $themeInfo->get('name');
// or
$themeName = $themeInfo['name'];

Also fallback support:

$themeInfo = Theme::getThemeInfo('theme-name'); // return Collection

$themeName = $themeInfo->get('changelog.versions');
// or
$themeName = $themeInfo['changelog.versions'];
// or you can also call like as multi dimension
$themeName = $themeInfo['changelog']['versions'];


For binding theme assets you can use the assets method:

Theme::assets('your_asset_path'); // return string

It’s generated at BASE_URL/theme_roots/your_active_theme_name/assets/your_asset_path

If your_asset_path does not exist then it's find to active theme immediate parent assets folder. Look like BASE_URL/theme_roots/your_active_theme_parent_name/assets/your_asset_path

When using helper you can also get assets path:

themes('your_asset_path'); // return string

If you want to bind specific theme assets:

Theme::assets('your_theme_name:your_asset_path'); // return string
// or 
themes('your_theme_name:your_asset_path'); // return string

Suppose you want to bind app.css in your blade. Then below code can be applicable:

<link rel="stylesheet" href="{{ themes('app.css') }}">

Specific theme assets:

<link rel="stylesheet" href="{{ themes('your_theme_name:app.css') }}">


The lang method translates the given language line using your current theme localization files:

echo Theme::lang('content.title'); // return string
// or
echo lang('content.title'); // return string

If you want to bind specific theme assets:

echo Theme::lang('your_theme_name::your_asset_path'); // return string
// or 
echo lang('your_theme_name::your_asset_path'); // return string

How to use in Route

Route::get('/', function () {
    return view('welcome');

This will firstly check if there is a welcome.blade.php in current theme directory. If none is found then it checks parent theme, and finally falls back to default Laravel views location.

If you want to specific theme view:

Route::get('/', function () {
    return view('your_theme_name::welcome');

Set theme using route middleware

A helper middleware is included out of the box if you want to define a theme per route. To use it:

First register it in app\Http\Kernel.php:

protected $routeMiddleware = [
    // ...
    'theme' => \Shipu\Themevel\Middleware\RouteMiddleware::class,

Now you can apply the middleware to a route or route-group. Eg:

Route::group(['prefix' => 'admin', 'middleware'=>'theme:Your_theme_name'], function() {
    // ... Add your routes here 
    // The Your_theme_name will be applied.

Set theme using web middleware

A helper middleware is included out of the box if you want to define a theme per route. To use it:

First register it in app\Http\Kernel.php:

protected $middlewareGroups = [
    'web' => [
        // ...
    // ...

Theme set from config/theme.php .

Dependency Injection

You can also inject theme instance using ThemeContract, eg:

use Shipu\Themevel\Contracts\ThemeContract;

private $theme;

public function __construct(ThemeContract $theme)
    $this->theme = $theme

Shipu Ahamed

CSPO® | Partly Product, Project Manager and Partly Software Engineer.

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