Laravel Spark Updates


February 11th, 2016


Taylor announced today a new feature coming to Laravel Spark that will allow users to upload avatars to help you easily build a community around your subscriptions.

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Spark Profile Images
During the process of creating this feature, he came across a way of improving the local file storage. Previously, it was left up to you to figure out where you want your image uploads to go, with this new change a new `/storage/public` will be included. Here is how he explained the benefits:

When using deployment systems like Envoyer, an entirely fresh copy of the repository is installed with each deploy and the storage directory is attached to a permanent storage directory using a symbolic link. If you store your user uploads in public, they will all go missing on your subsequent deployment. The solution is to store the uploads in your persistent storage directory and then create a symbolic link from your public directory to your storage directory during your deployment process.

You can find out more from Taylor’s recent blog post.

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Eric L. Barnes

Eric is the creator of Laravel News and has been covering Laravel since 2012.