# Server Requirements
The blog package uses Laravel 6 as it's base requirements, however it has some extra requirements also:
- Laravel 6.x
- PHP 7.3+
- Database that supports JSON fields such as MySQL v5.7.8 or higher
- Exif PHP Extension
- Imagick PHP Extension (optional)
# Installing the blog
wingsline/laravel-blog package uses Composer to install it's dependencies. It is installed the same way as any other composer package:
composer require wingsline/blog
After composer finishes installing the package, you need to install a blog theme.
There is a default theme available at laravel-blog-theme.
The theme folder should be at
theme in the base Laravel directory.
Cloning the default theme into the default
git clone https://github.com/wingsline/blog-theme.git theme
Configure the Laravel installation, making sure the cache driver supports tags and the database is configured.
Finally run the blog installer:
php artisan blog:install
The installer will publish the blog assets, default configuration files. Also it will migrate the database.