# Creating a module

On this page

To make modules use the artisan command php artisan module:make ModuleName to create a module called Posts:

php artisan module:make posts

This will create a module in the path Modules/Posts

You can create multiple modules in one command by specifying the names separately:

php artisan module:make customers contacts users invoices quotes

Which would create each module.


By default when you create a new module, the command will add some resources like a controller, seed class, service provider, etc. automatically. If you don't want these, you can add --plain flag, to generate a plain module.

php artisan module:make Blog --plain


php artisan module:make Blog -p

Additional flags are as follows:

Generate an api module.

php artisan module:make Blog --api

Do not enable the module at creation.

php artisan module:make Blog --disabled


php artisan module:make Blog -d

Folder structure

This is the default structure for new modules, you are free to change this structure as needed by editing the generator paths in the modules.php config file.

  ├── Blog/
          ├── Http/
              ├── Controllers/
          ├── Providers/
              ├── BlogServiceProvider.php
              ├── RouteServiceProvider.php
     ├── config/
     ├── database/
          ├── factories/
          ├── migrations/
          ├── seeders/
              ├── BlogDatabaseSeeder.php
      ├── resources/
          ├── assets/
          ├── views/
      ├── routes/
          ├── api.php
          ├── web.php
      ├── tests/
      ├── composer.json
      ├── module.json
      ├── package.json
      ├── vite.config.js


Each module has its own composer.json file, this sets the name of the module, its description and author. You normally only need to change this file if you need to change the vendor name or have its own composer dependencies.

For instance say you wanted to install a package into this module:

"require": {
    "dcblogdev/laravel-box": "^2.0"

This would require the package for this module, but it won't be loaded for the main Laravel composer.json file. For that you would have to put the dependency in the Laravel composer.json file. The main reason this exists is for when extracting a module to a package.


This file details the name alias and description / options:

    "name": "Blog",
    "alias": "blog",
    "description": "",
    "keywords": [],
    "priority": 0,
    "providers": [
    "files": []

Modules are loaded in the priority order, change the priority number to have modules booted / seeded in a custom order.

The files option can be used to include files:

"files": [

Laravel Package built by Nicolas Widart.
Maintained by David Carr follow on X @dcblogdev