The Voyager Developer Hub

Welcome to the Voyager developer hub. You'll find comprehensive guides and documentation to help you start working with Voyager as quickly as possible, as well as support if you get stuck. Let's jump right in!

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Learn how to install Voyager

Voyager is super easy to install. After creating your new Laravel application you can include the Voyager package with the following command:

$ composer require tcg/voyager

Next make sure to create a new database and add your database credentials to your .env file:


You will also want to update your website URL inside of the APP_URL variable inside the .env file:


Next, add the Voyager service provider to the config/app.php file in the providers array:

'providers' => [
    // Laravel Framework Service Providers...

    // Package Service Providers
    // ...

    // Application Service Providers
    // ...

Finally, we can install Voyager. You can choose to install Voyager with dummy data or without the dummy data. The dummy data will include 1 admin account (if no users already exist), 1 demo page, 4 demo posts, 2 categories and 7 settings.

To install Voyager without dummy data simply run

php artisan voyager:install

If you prefer installing it with the dummy data run

php artisan voyager:install --with-dummy


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And we're all good to go!

Start up a local development server with php artisan serve And, visit http://localhost:8000/admin.

If you installed with the dummy data, a user has been created for you with the following login credentials:

password: password

NOTE: Please note that a dummy user is only created if there are no current users in your database.

If you did not go with the dummy user, you may wish to assign admin priveleges to an existing user.
This can easily be done by running this command:

php artisan voyager:admin

If you wish to create a new admin user you can pass the --create flag, like so:

php artisan voyager:admin --create

And you will be prompted for the users name and password.