Laravel 5.4 - send email using Markdown Mailables

By Hardik Savani | January 28, 2017 | | 122208 Viewer | Category : PHP Laravel Bootstrap


Some days ago release Laravel 5.4 framework new version with new features and many upgrade. Laravel also provide documentation for Laravel 5.4 on their website. There are several update in Laravel 5.4 like in collections, Markdown Mailables for send mail, factory helper, Bootstrappers etc.

In this tutorial we will learn how to send email using new feature Markdown Mailables in Laravel 5.4 version. Laravel 5.4 introduce new feature Markdown Mailables for Mail facade. Markdown Mailables provide us pre-built templates and components of mail notifications. they render beautiful, responsive HTML templates for the messages while also automatically generating a plain-text counterpart. So it's pretty fantastic new feature for us to responsive email template with proper build.

So today i am going to give you one example for send email using Markdown Mailables from scratch. So let's follow bellow step:

Step 1: Create Route

In this is step we need to create route one simple route for send mail. so open your routes/web.php file and add following route.

routes/web.php

Route::get('sendmail', 'SendMailController@sendMail');

Step 2: Create Controller

In this point, now we should create new controller as SendMailController in this path app/Http/Controllers/SendMailController.php. This controller will send mail using Mail facade, So run bellow command for generate new controller:

php artisan make:controller SendMailController

Ok, now put bellow content in controller file:

app/Http/Controllers/SendMailController.php

<?php


namespace App\Http\Controllers;


use Illuminate\Http\Request;

use App\Mail\OrderShipped;

use Mail;


class SendMailController extends Controller

{

/**

* Show the application sendMail.

*

* @return \Illuminate\Http\Response

*/

public function sendMail()

{

$content = [

'title'=> 'Itsolutionstuff.com mail',

'body'=> 'The body of your message.',

'button' => 'Click Here'

];


$receiverAddress = 'your email';


Mail::to($receiverAddress)->send(new OrderShipped($content));


dd('mail send successfully');

}

}

Step 3: Generate Markdown Mailables

In this step we require to generate Markdown template by following bellow command. This command will generate Mail Class and view files.

php artisan make:mail OrderShipped --markdown=emails.orders.shipped

Ok, Now We have OrderShipped.php file will available on Mail folder, So one that file and copy bellow content and paste there.

app/Mail/OrderShipped.php

<?php


namespace App\Mail;


use Illuminate\Bus\Queueable;

use Illuminate\Mail\Mailable;

use Illuminate\Queue\SerializesModels;

use Illuminate\Contracts\Queue\ShouldQueue;


class OrderShipped extends Mailable

{

use Queueable, SerializesModels;


/**

* Create a new message instance.

*

* @return void

*/

public function __construct($content)

{

$this->content = $content;

}


/**

* Build the message.

*

* @return $this

*/

public function build()

{

return $this->markdown('emails.orders.shipped')

->with('content',$this->content);

}

}

Next we have also generated view files on following path and also replace content.

resources/views/emails/orders/shipped.blade.php

@component('mail::message')

# {{ $content['title'] }}


{{ $content['body'] }}


@component('mail::table')

| Laravel | Table | Example |

| ------------- |:-------------:| --------:|

| PHP | Centered | $100 |

| Laravel | Right-Aligned | $200 |

@endcomponent


@component('mail::button', ['url' => ''])

{{ $content['button'] }}

@endcomponent


Thanks,

{{ config('app.name') }}

@endcomponent

Now we have ready for mail template, we can also customize our template by following command:

php artisan vendor:publish --tag=laravel-mail

Now, you can see there are several files for email template on resources/views/vendor/mail. You can change your component layout.

Step 4: Configuration for email

In last step we require to configuration of email sender details, So open your .env file and change value in following variable:

.env

MAIL_DRIVER=smtp

MAIL_HOST=smtp.gmail.com

MAIL_PORT=587

MAIL_USERNAME=null

MAIL_PASSWORD=null

MAIL_ENCRYPTION=tls

If you want to use sendgrid, gmail, mailgun, mandrill then bellow link can help you:

How to send mail using Sendgrid in laravel 5?

Laravel 5 mailchimp api integration from scratch with example

Mailgun setup with Laravel 5 example

How to set gmail configration for mail in Laravel?

Now we are ready to run our example so run bellow command for quick run:

php artisan serve

Now you can open bellow URL on your browser:

http://localhost:8000/sendmail

I hope it can help you...



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