Upgrade Laravel 7 To 8 With Others Laravel Packages Like Laravel Ui - FreeCodeBlog

Last updated: Dec 15, 2021

Do you have any Laravel 7 version projects? Yes. Okay want to upgrade laravel 7 projects? Yes. Which laravel version? Have you used Bootstrap, TailWind CSS, Vue JS, React JS and more plugins to create Laravel 7 projects? Yes. Want to upgrade all plugin that you used to make laravel 7 project? Yes. Don't worry, You can easily use all plugin like bootstrap, tailwind css, react js, vue js, moment js, multi-select, axios and more in laravel 8. If your laravel project version 7 and you really want to upgrade it to laravel 8 version then read this post carefully to see how we can upgrade laravel 7 to 8 with other packages like laravel ui package.


Upgrade Laravel 7 To 8 With Others Laravel Packages Like Laravel Ui
Upgrade Laravel 7 To 8 With Others Laravel Packages Like Laravel Ui.


Remember: In this tutorial I will add all available package in package list. you can remove any package from package list and upgrade laravel 7 to 8 version. please don't remove common packages like php, laravel, tinker, faker.


Open your laravel 7 project with any code editor like atom, vs code. Now open windows 10 cmd and php version command to see current installed php version.


php --version


The new minimum PHP version is now 7.3.0. laravel 8 require minimum PHP version 7.3.0. Upgrade laravel require packages in composer.json file. you need to upgrade php, laravel, guzzle, laravel ui, laravel socialite, laravel telescope, and more.


"require": {
  "php": "^7.3|^8.0",
  "fruitcake/laravel-cors": "^2.0",
  "guzzlehttp/guzzle": "^7.0.1",
  "laravel/framework": "^8.0",
  "laravel/sanctum": "^2.11",
  "laravel/tinker": "^2.5",
  "laravel/ui": "3.0"


Now you need to upgrade laravel require dev packages in composer.json file. you need to upgrade facade, phpunit, nunomaduro, sail, and more.


"require-dev": {
  "fakerphp/faker": "^1.9.1",
  "laravel/sail": "^1.0.1",
  "mockery/mockery": "^1.4.4",


Now you can run composer update command to upgrade laravel 7 to 8. Now open windows 10 cmd in xampp htdoces project folder and run composer update or install command to upgrade laravel 7 to 8.


composer install
composer update


If you encounter an error while updating the Composer package, you may need to clear the Composer cache to try again.


composer clear-cache
composer clearcache


I hope your laravel 7 version will be upgraded to laravel 8 version. read install tailwind css in laravel with laravel ui tutorial to use tailwind css in laravel. You can read laravel ui package setup in laravel 8 with vue 3 tutorial.


Okay so this is for today. See you again next tutorials. Thanks

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