Laravel Blade Icons Stable Release


March 23rd, 2021

Laravel Blade Icons Stable Release

Blade Icons is a package to easily make use of SVG icons in your Laravel Blade views. This week, creator Dries Vints released the first stable version (1.0.0), which is a huge milestone for this project!

With the release of 1.0 stable, here are some features added in the stable release since we covered the Blade UI kit launch of 0.1:

  • Caching - new caching command to cache icons
  • Default Icon Component - generic component to render blade icons
  • Filesystem Disks - load icons from different filesystems
  • Fallback icons - define which icon to render (per set) when the icon cannot be found
  • Multiple Icon Paths - you can configure and organize icons in multiple paths
  • Default Attributes - define some attributes added to every icon

A much-requested feature for this package is a default icon component. Here's an example from the docs:

1{{-- Camera icon component --}}
4{{-- Default icon component rendering the camera component --}}
5<x-icon name="camera"/>

Along with Blade Icons 1.0.0, Blade Heroicons and Blade Zondicons were received a stable 1.0.0 release. This package requires Laravel 8 and either PHP 7.4 or 8.0.

Learn More

If you're already using Blade Icons package, this upgrade guide will help you to upgrade to 1.0 stable. If you want more detail about the features added to the 1.0.0 release, Dries wrote a blog post detailing what's new. Finally, you can learn more about this package, get full installation instructions, and view the source code on GitHub.

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Paul Redmond

Full stack web developer. Author of Lumen Programming Guide and Docker for PHP Developers.