Another small but important update, suggested by one of our customers – ability to upload files to CKEditor in textarea fields. Let’s see how it works now.

1. You generate a “long text” field in your CRUD (Use CKEditor – Yes)

quick admin panel textarea long text

2. You download your adminpanel and look at your composer.json

    "require": {
        "php": ">=5.6.4",
        "laravel/framework": "5.4.*",
        "laravelcollective/html": "^5.3",
        "intervention/image": "^2.3",
        "doctrine/dbal": "^2.5",
        "unisharp/laravel-filemanager": "^1.7"

As you can see, there’s a new package unisharp/laravel-filemanager being used.

3. You run Laravel-Filemanager commands

php artisan vendor:publish --tag=lfm_config
php artisan vendor:publish --tag=lfm_public

4. In your panel’s editor now you can see “Browse server” button:

ckeditor browse server

If you click it, a popup with a file manager opens, like this:

laravel filemanager

You can change the settings of the folders to use in config/lfm.php file:

    | Working Directory

    // Which folder to store files in project, fill in 'public', 'resources', 'storage' and so on.
    // You should create routes to serve images if it is not set to public.
    'base_directory' => 'public',

    'images_folder_name' => 'photos',
    'files_folder_name'  => 'files',

    'shared_folder_name' => 'shares',
    'thumb_folder_name'  => 'thumbs',

And that’s it! To achieve that functionality, we’ve used this piece of code on CKEditor:

$('.editor').each(function () {
              filebrowserImageBrowseUrl: '/laravel-filemanager?type=Images',
              filebrowserImageUploadUrl: '/laravel-filemanager/upload?type=Images&_token={{csrf_token()}}',
              filebrowserBrowseUrl: '/laravel-filemanager?type=Files',
              filebrowserUploadUrl: '/laravel-filemanager/upload?type=Files&_token={{csrf_token()}}'