optimistdigital / nova-settings

A Laravel Nova tool for editing custom settings using native Nova fields.


Nova Settings

This Laravel Nova package allows you to create custom settings in code (using Nova's native fields) and creates a UI for the users where the settings can be edited.


  • Laravel Nova >= 2.0.8


  • Settings fields management in code
  • UI for editing settings
  • Helpers for accessing settings


Settings View


Install the package in a Laravel Nova project via Composer:

composer require optimistdigital/nova-settings

Publish the database migration(s) and run migrate:

php artisan vendor:publish --provider="OptimistDigital\NovaSettings\ToolServiceProvider" --tag="migrations"
php artisan migrate

Register the tool with Nova in the tools() method of the NovaServiceProvider:

// in app/Providers/NovaServiceProvider.php

public function tools()
    return [
        // ...
        new \OptimistDigital\NovaSettings\NovaSettings


Registering fields

Define the fields in your NovaServiceProvider's boot() function by calling NovaSettings::setSettingsFields().

    Text::make('Some setting', 'some_setting'),
    Number::make('A number', 'a_number'),

Custom formatting

If you want the value of the setting to be formatted before it's returned, pass a Closure as the second parameter to the setSettingsFields function. The function receives two arguments: key and value.

    // ... fields
], function ($key, $value) {
    if ($key === 'some_boolean_value') return boolval($value);
    return $value;

Helper functions


Call nova_get_settings() to get all the settings formated as a regular array.


To get a single setting's value, call nova_get_setting_value('some_setting_key'). It will return either a value or null if the key is missing.