Resource Controllers

Laravel resource routing assigns the typical "CRUD" routes to a controller with a single line of code. For example, you may wish to create a controller that handles all HTTP requests for "photos" stored by your application. Using the make:controller Artisan command, we can quickly create such a controller:

php artisan make:controller PhotoController --resource

This command will generate a controller at app/Http/Controllers/PhotoController.php. The controller will contain a method for each of the available resource operations.

Next, you may register a resourceful route to the controller:

Route::resource('photos', 'PhotoController');

This single route declaration creates multiple routes to handle a variety of actions on the resource. The generated controller will already have methods stubbed for each of these actions, including notes informing you of the HTTP verbs and URIs they handle.

You may register many resource controllers at once by passing an array to the resources method:

    'photos' => 'PhotoController',
    'posts' => 'PostController'

Actions Handled By Resource Controller

Verb URI Action Route Name GET /photos index photos.index GET /photos/create create photos.create POST /photos store GET /photos/{photo} show GET /photos/{photo}/edit edit photos.edit PUT/PATCH /photos/{photo} update photos.update DELETE /photos/{photo} destroy photos.destroy

Specifying The Resource Model

If you are using route model binding and would like the resource controller's methods to type-hint a model instance, you may use the --model option when generating the controller:

php artisan make:controller PhotoController --resource --model=Photo

Spoofing Form Methods

Since HTML forms can't make PUT, PATCH, or DELETE requests, you will need to add a hidden _method field to spoof these HTTP verbs. The @method Blade directive can create this field for you:

<form action="/foo/bar" method="POST">