Creating First Laravel Project

Creating First Laravel Project
  • In this topic, we are going to create the first laravel project. To create the Laravel project , we will be using Git and Composer.
  • Following are the steps required to create a first laravel project:
  • Open the Git Bash window.
  • Creating First Laravel Project
  • Enter the ls command to know the current location.
  • Creating First Laravel Project
  • Currently, we are in the root directory.
  • Now we create a Laravel project in XAMMP folder. First we need to move to the xampp folder where we create a new laravel project.
  • Creating First Laravel Project
  • In the above screen, cd c: command is used to move to the c drive and then we use the command cd xampp/htdocs/ to move to the xampp folder.
  • First, we use the ls command to view the list of projects.
  • Creating First Laravel Project
  • The above screen shows that list is empty, i.e., no projects are available in the xampp folder. Now, we first clear the screen, and create a new laravel project.
  • Create a new laravel project.
  • Creating First Laravel Project
  • In the above screen, we use the command
    composer create-project laravel/laravel firstproject.
  • where, laravel/laravel: It is a vendor package. firstproject: It is a project name.
  • Note: If we do not mention the version, then composer creates automatically new laravel project with the latest version.

  • We can also use below commands to create a new laravel project:
  • composer create-project ?prefer-dist laravel/laravel project_name 5.2.29
    composer create-project laravel/laravel project_name 5.2.31 ?prefer-dist

  • The below screen shows that installation of laravel is started.
  • Creating First Laravel Project

    Creating First Laravel Project
  • Once the installation of laravel completed, an application key is created.
  • Creating First Laravel Project
  • After successful installation, move to the xampp/htdocs folder where we find the firstproject.
  • Creating First Laravel Project
  • Go to the firstproject folder and then click on the vendor folder where you will find all the dependencies.
  • Creating First Laravel Project
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