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Compiling Assets (Laravel Mix)

Installation & Setup

When you create a new module it also create assets for CSS/JS and the webpack.mix.js configuration file.

php artisan module:make Blog

Change directory to the module:

cd Modules/Blog

The default package.json file includes everything you need to get started. You may install the dependencies it references by running:

npm install

Running Mix

Mix is a configuration layer on top of Webpack, so to run your Mix tasks you only need to execute one of the NPM scripts that is included with the default laravel-modules package.json file

// Run all Mix tasks...
npm run dev

// Run all Mix tasks and minify output...
npm run production

After generating the versioned file, you won't know the exact file name. So, you should use Laravel's global mix function within your views to load the appropriately hashed asset. The mix function will automatically determine the current name of the hashed file:

// Modules/Blog/Resources/views/layouts/master.blade.php

<link rel="stylesheet" href="{{ mix('css/blog.css') }}">

<script src="{{ mix('js/blog.js') }}"></script>

For more info on Laravel Mix view the documentation here: https://laravel.com/docs/mix

Note: to prevent the main Laravel Mix configuration from overwriting the public/mix-manifest.json file:

Install laravel-mix-merge-manifest

npm install laravel-mix-merge-manifest --save-dev

Modify webpack.mix.js main file

let mix = require('laravel-mix');


/* Allow multiple Laravel Mix applications*/
require('laravel-mix-merge-manifest');
mix.mergeManifest();
/*----------------------------------------*/

mix.js('resources/assets/js/app.js', 'public/js')
   .sass('resources/assets/sass/app.scss', 'public/css');


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