Laravel File Upload Tutorial

Published on Apr 18, 2019

Today we are going to talk about Laravel file upload. In Laravel, we can easily upload files. Just follow these simple steps:

Note: This article may help you: Laravel Multiple Image Upload with DropzoneJS.

Table of Contents

  1. Create a Controller
  2. Create a View
  3. Define Routes
  4. Test File Uploader

Step 1 : Create a Controller

Open CMD and go to your Laravel project directory. Let’s create a controller by typing this command:

php artisan make:controller FileUploadController

Open FileUploadController.php from app/Http/Controllers and paste this code:


namespace App\Http\Controllers;

use Illuminate\Http\Request;

class FileUploadController extends Controller
    public function index()
        return view('upload_file');

    public function fileStore(Request $request)
        if ($request->hasFile('file')) {

            $file = $request->file('file');

            // file name
            echo 'File Name: ' . $file->getClientOriginalName();
            echo '
'; // size echo 'File Size: ' . $file->getSize(); echo '
'; // extension echo 'File Extension: ' . $file->getClientOriginalExtension(); echo '
'; // mime type echo 'File Mime Type: ' . $file->getMimeType(); echo '
'; // move uploaded file to public/uploads folder $destinationPath = 'uploads'; $file->move($destinationPath, $file->getClientOriginalName()); echo 'Upload Successful.'; } else { echo 'Please select a file.'; } } }

Step 2 : Create a View

Navigate to resource >> views folder and make a file named “upload_file.blade.php“. Now open the file and paste this code:


    <div class="container">
        <div class="row justify-content-center">
            <div class="col-md-8">
                <div class="card">
                    <div class="card-header">File Uploader</div>

                    <div class="card-body">
                        <form method="POST" action="{{ route('file-store') }}" enctype="multipart/form-data">

                            <div class="form-group row">
                                <div class="col-md-12">
                                    <div class="input-group">
                                        <div class="custom-file">
                                            <input type="file" class="custom-file-input" name="file">
                                            <label class="custom-file-label">Choose file</label>

                            <div class="form-group row mb-0">
                                <div class="col-md-12">
                                    <button type="submit" class="btn btn-primary">Upload

We are almost done. Just need to define routes.

Step 3 : Define Routes

Open routes >> web.php and add these two lines:

Route::get('upload', '[email protected]');
Route::post('store', '[email protected]')->name("file-store");

Step 4 : Test File Uploader

Now visit http://localhost:8000/upload from a browser to test the file uploader.

Select a file and click “Upload” button. Now go to public/uploads folder to see the uploaded file. Here’s my result:

I hope, now you can easily upload file in Laravel. ?

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