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Bootable Model Traits

On the Tighten co blog Caleb Porzio wrote a small post on how you can boot your model traits. It’s a very handy feature that’s being used a quite a few Spatie packages.

TL;DR Use bootNameOfTrait() instead of boot() in a model trait to avoid being overwritten by the base model’s boot() method.


Freek Van der Herten is a partner and developer at Spatie, an Antwerp based company that specializes in creating web apps with Laravel. After hours he writes about modern PHP and Laravel on this blog. When not coding he’s probably rehearsing with his kraut rock band. He loves waffles and butterflies.