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    How to build eCommerce website using Laravel?

    Building a Laravel eCommerce website requires a full understanding of the eCommerce ecosystem and also the right data workflows.

    With that, there is the use of the framework that should be easy to code and should have wide community support also should be scalable.

    Thus of all the PHP Frameworks, Laravel is, of course, the most suited PHP Frameworks that should be used for creating an eCommerce shop.

    Source: Acuity Software

    However, with the complexity involved in developing the eCommerce framework, rather than one should better use a combination of Open Source eCommerce Framework that is truly built on Laravel such as Bagisto.

    Bagisto is the next-gen eCommerce Framework that offers Multi-Warehouse Inventory out of the box

    Here I am going to show how you can easily set up your eCommerce Shop using the Bagisto Laravel eCommerce package.

    Bagisto — Laravel eCommerce

    Bagisto is an open Source eCommerce Framework built on the top of Laravel and alsoVue.js. 

    Live Demo – Bagisto

    With the code-driven approach and also the fully customizable structure, you can easily add/change anything and can even deploy your code in the Bagisto framework and create your own laravel eCommerce website.

    Prerequisites

    • OS: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS or Higher / Windows 7 or Higher (WAMP / XAMPP).
    • Server: Apache 2 or NGINX
    • RAM: 3 GB or higher.
    • PHP: 7.2 or higher.
    • Processor: Clock Cycle 1Ghz or higher.
    • For MariaDB users – 10.2.7 or Higher.
    • MySQL: 5.7.23 or higher.
    • Node: 8.11.3 LTS or higher.
    • Composer: 1.6.5 or higher.

    Using Composer

    Below we are going to describe how you can install the Bagisto by using the composer.

    Configuration

    Follow the steps below to configure the Bagisto.

    • Downloading Bagisto

    Open the SSH terminal and go to the specified folder also run the command below to download the project on to your local machine or server

    In case, the composer is not installed in your system, you can also run the composer commands, by downloading the composer.phar file and put it in the root directory, then run the command below.

    For a downloadable zip file

    In case you have downloaded the zip file, get inside the directory bagisto-master, then run the below command.

    • Setting .env Variables

    Once the process has been executed, open the .env file using editors and set your .env variable, especially the ones below:

    APP_URL
    DB_CONNECTION
    DB_HOST
    DB_PORT
    DB_DATABASE
    DB_USERNAME
    DB_PASSWORD

    For a downloadable zip file

    If you have downloaded the zip file, you will get the .env.example file. Just make a copy of that file as .env

    and also set all the .env variable as mentioned above. Once the variables have been set, generate the application key

    Installation

    Run the commands below to continue the installation process

    Execute below command to create a migration table in the database as defined in your .env file

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    Now the database will be seeded with default data using seed classes.

    With the command below, your configuration, assets (CSS, js, images, etc) and all necessary files will be copied to the specified publish location

    You should create a symbolic link of storage directory with the public using the below command so that the images are publicly accessible.

    This is the end of the installation process.

    Installation Video

    You can also go through the video tutorial for the complete installation process.

    Accessing Front-End

     after the successful installation, just need to click the public folder.

    thus the front page of your website will pop up in front of you.

    Accessing the Admin Panel

    To access the admin panel of your shop, you can also follow the below URL

    http(s)://example.com/admin/login

    And use the following credentials

    email:admin@example.com
    password:admin123

    Using the GUI Installer

    However, the new version also has been launched recently,  the GUI Installer has been added, which has made the process of setting up your Bagisto eCommerce store much easier.

    Thus follow the below steps to install Bagisto using GUI Installer.

    1. After you have downloaded the Bagisto package and extracted that, go to the root directory of the Bagisto and also run the below command to install all the dependencies of Bagisto.

    1. Once the dependencies have been installed, you need to click on the public folder as there in the directory.
    2. The Bagisto installer will pop up in the next step where it will check for the minimum configuration as mentioned in the prerequisites. If everything is allright, click the Continue button.
    3. In the next step, you need to fill the environment variables, at last Save and Continue.

    App Name

    Here you need to provide the name for your application or your eCommerce store.

    App URL

    Provide the name for the database that you have created for the store.

    Username

    The database server username will be provided here.

    Password

    Here you also need to provide the password for the database server.

    1.  Next, you will need to click on the Migrate and Seed button to perform successful migration and also for loading test data in the tables.
    2. Once the Migration and Seeder operation is completed, click on the Continue button.
    3. At last, you will be needed to provide Admin details for your eCommerce store.
    4. Click on Finish after the installation has been over and you will be redirected to the Sign In Page, where you will provide the admin details to check the admin panel.

    Conclusion

    Above are the steps by which you can easily set up your Laravel eCommerce website in Bagisto and can also modify it as per your requirements.

    As per the roadmap, new features will also be added like the Multi-Vendor marketplace and Laravel POS System.

    Bagisto Laravel POS

    The best thing about laravel eCommerce website is the simplicity and also the customizable structure by which you can easily customize the bagisto eCommerce Framework.

    Moreover, the framework has been developed by the Webkul, which is also the leader for creating e-commerce extension and plugins for the past 10 years.

    Let us also know about your feedback in the comments below and also if you are looking for any help regarding Bagisto Installation.

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    Comments (86)

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  • robin thakur
    sir i nned your help plzz ping me when u r free
  • Ali Reza arju
    how can i change in the frontend?such as giving own logo
  • Mahbub Rajiv
    How to remove /public on real server? isn’t wired abc.com/public! can you help me brother?
  • iraide Aguilar
    I enter the administrator email admin@example.com and the password admin123 but it tells me that the credentials with incorrect, as the password is hashed, I can not see it. It has been modified?
  • Iraide
    I enter the administrator email admin@example.com and the password admin123 but it tells me that the credentials with incorrect, as the password is hashed, I can not see it. It has been modified?
    • saurav pathak
      May I know which bagisto version are you using?
  • Belawal Umer
    Migrations not installed…
    Show error
    I want bajisto db
  • Subhankar
    Hi, I am new to laravel. I found this is very helpful. But I can’t find routeing , controllers and models. Could you please let me know where these are located.
    • saurav pathak
      Hi Shubhankar,

      Thanks for your feedback on the blog. For your other query, I would recommend you to use our forum so our developers can guide you.

  • Rahul Anand
    Except for the home page, all other pages are throwing 404. I am using Nginx, php 7.2. and created a virtual domain and pointed it to the public directory of the framework. Only home page is working.
    • saurav pathak
      Hi Rahul,

      I request you to please raise a ticket regarding this here https://bagisto.uvdesk.com/en/customer/create-ticket/ and do provide SSH details also so we can check. More specifically, we need to check the Nginx configuration so if possible root access can be provided, would be better.

      • Rahul Anand
        It is on my localhost machine. it is not deployed yet on any Server.
        • saurav pathak
          Our team need to check for the issue. Please try to check this on any live instance so we can also have a look at that.
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