Aimeos Laravel package

Laravel ecommerce package for professional, ultra fast online shops, complex B2B applications and #gigacommerce
Under MIT License
By aimeos

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Aimeos Laravel ecommerce package

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Aimeos is THE professional, full-featured and
ultra fast e-commerce package for Laravel! You can install it in your
existing Laravel application within 5 minutes and can adapt, extend, overwrite
and customize anything to your needs.

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Supported versions

This document is for the Aimeos Laravel package 2020.10 and later.

If you want to upgrade between major versions, please have a look into the
upgrade guide!

Basic application
Full shop application

If you want to set up a new application or test Aimeos, we recommend the
Aimeos shop application. You need
composer 2.1+ to install Aimeos.

It will install a complete shop system including demo data for a quick start
without the need to follow the steps described in this readme.

wget -O composer
php composer create-project aimeos/aimeos myshop

More about the full package: :star: Aimeos shop

Shop package only

The Aimeos Laravel online shop package is a composer based library. It can be
installed easiest by using Composer 2.1+ in the root
directory of your exisisting Laravel application:

wget -O composer
php composer require aimeos/aimeos-laravel:~2021.07


Make sure that you've created the database in advance and added the configuration
to the .env file in your application directory. Sometimes, using the .env file makes
problems and you will get exceptions that the connection to the database failed. In that
case, add the database credentials to the resource/db section of your ./config/shop.php
file too!

If you don't have at least MySQL 5.7.8 or MariaDB 10.2.2 installed, you will probably get an error like

Specified key was too long; max key length is 767 bytes

To circumvent this problem, drop the new tables if there have been any created and
change the charset/collation setting in ./config/database.php to these values before
installing Aimeos again:

'connections' => [
'mysql' => [
// ...
'charset' => 'utf8',
'collation' => 'utf8_unicode_ci',
// ...

If you want to use a database server other than MySQL, please have a look into the article about
supported database servers
and their specific configuration. Supported are:


Then, add these lines to the composer.json of the Laravel skeleton application:

"prefer-stable": true,
"minimum-stability": "dev",
"require": {
"aimeos/aimeos-laravel": "~2021.07",
"scripts": {
"post-update-cmd": [
"@php artisan migrate",
"@php artisan vendor:publish --tag=public --force",

Afterwards, install the Aimeos shop package using

composer update

In the last step you must now execute these artisan commands to get a working
or updated Aimeos installation:

php artisan vendor:publish --all
php artisan migrate
php artisan aimeos:setup --option=setup/default/demo:1

In a production environment or if you don't want that the demo data gets
installed, leave out the --option=setup/default/demo:1 option.


To see all components and get everything working, you also need to create your
main Blade template in resources/views/app.blade.php (before 2021.07 only).
This is a working example using the Twitter bootstrap CSS framework:


Aimeos on Laravel

/ Theme: Black&White /
/ body {
--ai-primary: #000; --ai-primary-light: #000; --ai-primary-alt: #fff;
--ai-bg: #fff; --ai-bg-light: #fff; --ai-bg-alt: #000;
--ai-secondary: #555; --ai-light: #D0D0D0;
body { color: #000; color: var(--ai-primary, #000); background-color: #fff; background-color: var(--ai-bg, #fff); }
.navbar, footer { color: #555; color: var(--ai-primary-alt, #555); background-color: #f8f8f8; background-color: var(--ai-bg-alt, #f8f8f8); }
.navbar a:not(.btn), .navbar a:before, .navbar span, footer a:not(.btn) { color: #555 !important; color: var(--ai-primary-alt, #555) !important; }
.content { margin: 0 5% } .catalog-stage-image { margin: 0 -5.55% }
.sm { display: block } .sm:before { font: normal normal normal 14px/1 FontAwesome; padding: 0 0.2em; font-size: 225% }
.facebook:before { content: "\f082" } .twitter:before { content: "\f081" } .instagram:before { content: "\f16d" } .youtube:before { content: "\f167" }





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Afterwards, you should clear the Laravel cache files. Otherwise, you might get
an exception due to old cached data.

php artisan cache:clear

To reference images correctly, you have to adapt your .env file and set the APP_URL
to your real URL, e.g.


Caution: Make sure, Laravel uses the file session driver in your .env file!
Otherwise, the shopping basket content won't get stored correctly!


Then, you should be able to call the catalog list page in your browser. For a
quick start, you can use the integrated web server that is available since PHP 5.4.
Simply execute this command in the base directory of your application:

php artisan serve

Point your browser to the list page of the shop using:

Note: Integrating the Aimeos package adds some routes like /shop or /admin to your
Laravel installation but the home page stays untouched! If you want to add Aimeos to
the home page as well, replace the route for "/" in ./routes/web.php by this line:

Route::group(['middleware' => ['web']], function () {
Route::get('/', '\Aimeos\Shop\Controller\[email protected]')->name('aimeos_home');

For multi-vendor setups, read the article about multiple shops.

This will display the Aimeos catalog home component on the home page you you get a
nice looking shop home page. The /shop page will look like:


To use the admin interface, you have to set up Laravel authentication first:

Laravel 8

composer require laravel/jetstream
php artisan jetstream:install livewire
npm install && npm run dev

For more information, please follow the Laravel documentation:
* Laravel 8.x

Laravel 7

composer require laravel/ui:^2.0
php artisan ui vue --auth
npm install && npm run dev

For more information, please follow the Laravel documentation:
* Laravel 7.x

Laravel 6

composer require laravel/ui:^1.0
php artisan ui vue --auth
npm install && npm run dev

For more information, please follow the Laravel documentation:
* Laravel 6.x

Create account

Test if your authentication setup works before you continue. Create an admin account
for your Laravel application so you will be able to log into the Aimeos admin interface:

php artisan aimeos:account --super <email>

The e-mail address is the user name for login and the account will work for the
frontend too. To protect the new account, the command will ask you for a password.
The same command can create limited accounts by using "--admin", "--editor" or "--api"
instead of "--super" (access to everything).

Configure authentication

As a last step, you need to extend the boot() method of your
App\Providers\AuthServiceProvider class and add the lines to define how
authorization for "admin" is checked in app/Providers/AuthServiceProvider.php:

public function boot()
// Keep the lines before

    Gate::define('admin', function($user, $class, $roles) {
if( isset( $user->superuser ) && $user->superuser ) {
return true;
return app( '\Aimeos\Shop\Base\Support' )->checkUserGroup( $user, $roles );



If your ./public directory isn't writable by your web server, you have to create these

2021.07 and later:
mkdir public/aimeos public/vendor
chmod 777 public/aimeos public/vendor

2021.04 and before:
mkdir public/files public/preview public/uploads
chmod 777 public/files public/preview public/uploads

In a production environment, you should be more specific about the granted permissions!
If you've still started the internal PHP web server (php artisan serve)
you should now open this URL in your browser:

Enter the e-mail address and the password of the newly created user and press "Login".
If you don't get redirected to the admin interface (that depends on the authentication
code you've created according to the Laravel documentation), point your browser to the
/admin URL again.

Caution: Make sure that you aren't already logged in as a non-admin user! In this
case, login won't work because Laravel requires to log out first.


To simplify development, you should configure to use no content cache. You can
do this in the config/shop.php file of your Laravel application by adding
these lines at the bottom:

'madmin' => array(
'cache' => array(
'manager' => array(
'name' => 'None',


The Aimeos Laravel package is licensed under the terms of the MIT license and
is available for free.