This was a funky problem that took me a while to figure out.
When a user was logging in, the
Auth::attempt() was returning true if there were good credentials passed. However! Using
Auth::check() or any other Auth method showed the user wasn’t actually logged in. What the heck?
After much hunting, I found this answer on Stack Overflow.
The problem is you have used “userId” as your primary id – but you have not told Laravel.
I realized I did NOT use id as the
id for the users table, I went with
uid because I thought it made more sense. That’s fine, but then you need to tell your Users model what the primary key is by adding this line.
protected $primaryKey = "[your-primary-key-here]";
If you were searching and having this issue, I hope it helped!
I am firmly entrenched in the Laravel camp now. One thing I love about Laravel is their blade templating language. However, there is some quirkiness that isn’t immediately obvious.
Let’s say you have a template that is extending another template. You want a conditional to determine which template you want to extend. (The use case here for me is a messaging system. Logic + layout is the same on back-end and front-end, but they extend different templates).
I was trying to get this to work:
<h1>Here are things!</h1>
All it was doing was outputting the one @extends(‘base.base’) line. After much hunting, I found this great answer on StackOverflow. So, @extends() must be on the first line of a blade template, which is a little weird, but whatever. Used ternary operator like this and it works!
@extends($var ? 'account.base' : 'base.base')
Just finished the todo list for the next four days, after which we launch a new project that is running on Station, the new CMS package for Laravel we developed. It’s going to be intense, and worth it!