Release Notes

LaraMag 4.0


  • Upgraded to Laravel 6.0. Now this CMS requires PHP >=7.2 (

  • Refactor database to improve query performance.

  • slugs: renamed column reference to reference_type and using model class instead of screen name. Ex: reference_type is post now changed to Botble\Blog\Models\Post.

  • language_meta: renamed column lang_meta_content_id to reference_id and lang_meta_reference to reference_type. Using model class instead of screen name. Ex: reference_type is post now changed to Botble\Blog\Models\Post.

  • menu_nodes: renamed column related_id to reference_id and type to reference_type. Using model class instead of screen name. Ex: reference_type is post now changed to Botble\Blog\Models\Post.

  • meta_boxes: renamed column content_id to reference_id and reference to reference. Using model class instead of screen name. Ex: reference_type is post now changed to Botble\Blog\Models\Post.

  • Update meta boxes helpers: Remove screen name in function. (get_meta_data(), get_meta(), save_meta_data(), delete_meta_data()) Ex:

    // Before
    function get_meta_data($object->id, $key, $screen, $single = false, $select = ['meta_value'])
// Now
function get_meta_data($object, $key, $single = false, $select = ['meta_value'])
  • All forms now require to setup model. Ex: platform/plugins/blog/src/Forms/PostForm.php:54
    $this->setupModel(new Post);

Botble 3.6.1


  • Fix bug delete widget.
  • Fix bug search users.
  • Refactor code.
  • Improve performance.

LaraMag 3.6


  • Fix bug repeater field with image, file in custom fields plugin.
  • Move plugin management into /packages. Now it's a optional feature, you can remove botble/plugin-management and run composer update to remove plugin feature.
  • Update composer.json. Add package wikimedia/composer-merge-plugin.
  • Add command to regenerate image sizes: php artisan cms:media:thumnail:generate.
  • Add default theme options: site title, SEO meta tags.
  • Add search box on tables.
  • Update translations.
  • Optimize performance & refactor code.

LaraMag 3.5.1


  • Hotfix delete language.

Add this line into platform/plugins/language/resources/views/index.blade.php:191


LaraMag 3.5


  • Restructure asset files.
  • Fix security issue in upload user's avatar.
  • Change default value for status column to published instead of publish.
  • Create dev-tool package.
  • Change binding type for repositories from singleton to bind.
  • Remove @author in comment docs.
  • Fix language issue.
  • Fix dashboard widgets.
  • Allow to create user without role.
  • Refactor, clean migrations.

LaraMag 3.4


  • Upgraded to the latest Laravel version 5.8

  • Change folder structure: core, plugins and public/themes are now located in /platform folder.

  • Contact plugin: Allow to reply directly from admin panel.

  • Improve admin UI.

  • Move some plugins to packages. Now we have a new folder is /platform/packages (it is the place for required plugins).

  • Theme's directory is now located in /platform/themes/your-theme so it can't access directly anymore. After make change on theme's assets, you will need to run command php artisan cms:theme:assets:publish your-theme to copy assets to /public/themes/your-themes.

  • Made some change on assets module.

    • Refactor some methods.

      • addJavascript => addScripts
      • removeJavascript => removeScripts
      • getJavascript => getScripts
      • addStylesheets => addStyles
      • removeStylesheets => removeStyles
      • getStylesheets => getStyles
      • addStylesheetsDirectly => addStylesDirectly
      • addJavascriptDirectly => addScriptsDirectly
    • Change some config keys:

      • javascript => scripts
      • stylesheets => styles
  • Change folder to upload to storage/uploads, you need to run command php artisan storage:link to create symlink.

  • Change event to listen when adding admin menu.

Change \Botble\Base\Events\SessionStarted::class to \Illuminate\Routing\Events\RouteMatched::class


\Event::listen(\Illuminate\Routing\Events\RouteMatched::class, function () {
        'id' => 'cms-plugins-<your-plugin>', // key of menu, it should unique
        'priority' => 5,
        'parent_id' => null,
        'name' => __('Your plugin name'), // menu name, if you don't need translation, you can use the name in plain text
        'icon' => 'fa fa-camera',
        'url' => route('<plugins>.list'), // route to your plugin list.
        'permissions' => ['<plugins>.list'], // permission should same with route name, you can see that flag in Plugin.php

Botble 3.3.1


  • Hotfix: Disabled installation CMS from UI because of security issues.

LaraMag 3.3


LaraMag 2.2.1


  • Hotfix bulk actions and language column

LaraMag 2.2


  • Fix bug UI & update admin UI
  • Add Chinese language
  • Refactor code & optimize queries
  • Update vendor packages

LaraMag 2.1


  • Support multi-language for theme options & widgets
  • Fix bug add super users
  • Upgrade table system & add filter tables
  • Support change language on the login page
  • Fix bug adding admin locale
  • Fix bug create plugin by command

LaraMag 2.0.1


  • Fix bug cropping image size.
  • Fix preview image in media management
  • Move API clients to settings.
  • Update UI for member frontend.
  • Update UI in admin panel.

LaraMag 2.0


  • Upgrade to Laravel 5.6
  • Add Passport support
  • Refactor plugin system
  • Refactor ACL system
  • Fix bug member login and forgot password.
  • Update UI
  • Update some vendor packages


  • Fix member reset password bug.
  • Fix to change status after creating a new plugin.
  • Auto register plugin menu to admin dashboard after creating new plugin.
  • Update vendor packages.
  • Fix coding standard.
  • Change to use new facebook live chat.


  • Update lara-mag theme:
    • Fix sidebar widgets style.
    • Fix bug cannot close mobile menu when admin bar activating.
  • Update facebook plugin: update style, allow to add page without token.
  • Refactor plugin language to make it easier.


- Initial release Version 1.0