Laravel All About url() Helper Function

Hello Artisans, today I'll show you the usage of url() helper functions. The url() function can be useful in many situations, such as generating links in views, redirecting users to specific pages, or creating URLs for API endpoints. It is a simple but powerful tool that can save you time and effort in your Laravel development. So, let's see the usage of url() and how can we benefitted from this.

ur() Helper Function

The url() helper function in Laravel is used to generate a fully qualified URL for a given path or route. It is a convenient way to create URLs within our application without having to hard-code them. It also takes a single argument (string) which will in the mean time return us the fully qualified URL for the path. There are several functions that can be used with url(). Let's look at them

  1. url()->current(): It'll generate a URL for the current page the user is on
  2. url()->previous(): It'll generate a URL for the previous page the user is on
  3. url()->to('#'): We can pass a fragment identifier as the arguement in the to() function. For example, url()->to('#section-1') will generate a URL with the fragment identifier #section-1
  4. url()->signedRoute(): It'll generate a signed URL for a named route.
  5. url()->temporarySignedRoute(): Generates a temporary signed URL for a named route.
  6. url()->routeSignedUrl(): Generates a signed URL for a route that requires authentication.
  7. url()->intended(): Generates a URL to redirect the user back to their intended destination after completing an action.
  8. url()->toRoute(): Generates a URL to a named route or a controller action.
  9. url()->toAction(): Generates a URL to a controller action.
  10. url()->previousOr(): Generates a URL to the previous page or a default page if the previous page doesn't exist.
  11. url()->routeIs(): Checks if the current URL matches a named route pattern.
  12. url()->toRouteName(): Generates a URL to a named route by its name.
  13. url()->toController(): Generates a URL to a controller method.

These functions can be very useful in generating URLs with specific attributes or behaviors in our Laravel application.

That's it for today. hope this tutorial will be helpful in your upcoming days. Thanks for reading. ๐Ÿ™‚