# Installation

# Requirements

  • PHP ^8.0
  • Laravel 8|9
  • MySQL 5.7+ / PostgreSQL 9.2+
  • exif PHP extension (on most systems it will be installed by default)
  • intl PHP extension (on most systems it will be installed by default)
  • GD PHP extension (used for image manipulation)

# Install Lunar

# Composer Require Package

composer require lunarphp/lunar

# Add the LunarUser Trait

Some parts of the core rely on the User model having certain relationships set up. We've bundled these into a trait which you must add to any models that represent users in your database.

use Lunar\Base\Traits\LunarUser;
// ...

class User extends Authenticatable
    use LunarUser;
    // ...

# Add Scout engine to ENV

Add the following line to your .env file.


# Run the Artisan Installer

php artisan lunar:install

This will take you through a set of questions to configure your Lunar install. The process includes...

  • Creating a default admin user (if required)
  • Seeding initial data
  • Inviting you to star our repo on GitHub ⭐

Success 🎉

You are now installed! You can access the admin hub at http://<yoursite>/hub

# Advanced Installation Options

Before you run the Lunar installer command, you may wish to customise some of the set-up.

# Publish Configuration

php artisan vendor:publish --tag=lunar

# Table Prefix

Lunar uses table prefixes to avoid conflicts with your app's tables. You can change this in the configuration.

# User ID Field Type

Lunar assumes your User ID field is a "BIGINT". If you are using an "INT" or "UUID", you will want to update the configuration in config/lunar/database.php to set the correct field type before running the migrations.

# Publish Migrations

You can optionally publish Lunar's migrations so they're added to your Laravel app.

php artisan vendor:publish --tag=lunar.migrations