Laravel Postcodes is a package by Steve McDougall that provides a validation rule and macro for validating post codes. The package uses the postcodes.io service—a free and open-source API—for looking up geocoded UK postcodes.
There are three ways to interact with postcodes using this package. First, you can use the provided validation rule:
use JustSteveKing\LaravelPostcodes\Rules\Postcode;$this->validate($request, [‘postcode’ => [‘required’,‘string’,new Postcode()]]);
Second, you can use the provided macro:
$this->validate($request, [‘postcode’ => [‘required’,‘string’,Rule::postcode()]]);
Third, this package defines a service for interacting with the API directly:
You can learn more about this package, get full installation instructions, and view the source code on GitHub at JustSteveKing/LaravelPostcodes.
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