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In this tutorial, i will show you how to create custom helper file in laravel . i will give you step by step instruction of how to create custom helper function in laravel application.

Laravel includes a variety of global "helper" PHP functions. Many of these functions are used by the framework itself; however, you are free to use them in your own applications if you find them convenient.

So let's create helpers file in laravel 8 by using following steps.

Now if you want to add custom helper functions in your website or project directory then you have to follow just three step and use it.

 

Step 1: Create helpers.php File

In this step, you need to create app/helpers.php in your laravel project and put the following code in that file:

app/helpers.php

<?php
  
function changeDateFormate($date,$date_format){
    return \Carbon\Carbon::createFromFormat('Y-m-d', $date)->format($date_format);    
}
   
function productImagePath($image_name)
{
    return public_path('images/products/'.$image_name);
}

 

Step 2: Add File Path In composer.json File

In this step, you have to put path of helpers file,so basically open composer.json file and put following code in that file:

composer.json


"autoload": {

"classmap": [

...

],

"psr-4": {

"App\\": "app/"

},

"files": [

"app/helpers.php"

]

},

 

Step 3: Run Command

this is the last step, you should just run following command:

composer dump-autoload

 

Ok, now at last you can use your custom helper functions like changeDateFormate() and productImagePath(), i am going to give you example how to use custom helper functions:

Example 1

$imageName = 'example.png';

$fullpath = productImagePath($imageName);

print_r($fullpath);

 

Example 2

{{ changeDateFormate(date('Y-m-d'),'m/d/Y') }}

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