Modules in Laravel 4 – Part 2...

written by Boris Strahija on October 8, 2013 in Blog with 41 comments

I previously published a simple tutorial post on taking the modular approach to building your applications in Laravel 4, but since then I needed a solution that I could use easily on different projects, so this was a no brainer, and I built a composer package for this purpose.

It’s located at:

You can install it by adding a new dependency to your composer.json file:

"creolab/laravel-modules": "dev-master"

Then running “composer dump”, and after that adding a new service provider to “app/config/app.php”:


Now you can create your modules directory under “app/modules”, but you also need to enable autoloading for this directory by placing it in your autoload class inside “composer.json”:

"autoload": {
    "classmap": [

Keep in mind that every time you create a new class in your module, you need to run “composer dump” if you set it up as above.
You could also set it up to autoload as PSR-0, but that would require a different directory structure, which I don’t like for this :)


Anyway, you can see an example implementation here:

The package is fairly fresh so any feedback is appreciated.

New Vendor Name

As you might see I published the package on Github and Packagist under a new vendor name, so in the future I’m going to release most of my packages under this vendor name: