Creating a Category Tree Structure CRUD in Laravel

Building a Category Tree Structure CRUD in Laravel: Step-by-Step Guide

Greetings, I'm Mohit Jangid, a dedicated PHP developer with hands-on experience in web development. My journey in the programming world began with core PHP, where I've accumulated 1.5 years of valuable experience, mastering the fundamentals of this versatile language.

In addition to my proficiency in core PHP, I've also explored Laravel, one of the most popular PHP frameworks. Over the course of approximately one year, I've honed my skills in Laravel—an elegant and powerful framework that streamlines web application development.

Now, let's embark on an exciting journey together! Let's start this awesome CRUD (Create, Read, Update, Delete) adventure and build something amazing.

Creating a complete blog application is quite an extensive task, but I can guide you through the process step by step, starting with migrations and models, and then we can work on the views and controllers. Keep in mind that this example will be a simplified version of a blog application. You can expand and customize it further based on your needs.


Step 1: Create a New Laravel Project

If you haven't already, you need to install Laravel. You can do this using Composer:


```bash

composer create-project --prefer-dist laravel/laravel blog

```

Navigate to your project directory:

```bash

cd blog

```

Step 2: Create a Migration for the Categories Table

In your Laravel project, you need to create a migration for the categories table. Run the following command to generate the migration:


```bash

php artisan make:migration create_categories_table

```


Edit the generated migration file (located in the `database/migrations` directory) to define the categories table schema:


Run the migration to create the categories table:

```bash

php artisan migrate

```

**Step 3: Create the Category Model**


Create a Category model using the following command:


```bash

php artisan make:model Category

```

Edit the `Category` model in `app/Models/Category.php`:



Step 4: Create the Category Controller


Create a CategoryController using the following command:


```bash

php artisan make:controller CategoryController

```

Edit the `CategoryController` in `app/Http/Controllers/CategoryController.php`: