Getting started with our Laravel Nova tool

This page will get you started with our Nova Tool.

Install the Nova tool

You can install the package in a Laravel application that uses Nova via composer:

composer require ohdearapp/nova-ohdear-tool

Next up, you must register the tool with Nova. This is typically done in the register method of the NovaServiceProvider.

// in app/Providers/NovaServiceProvder.php

// ...

public function register()
        // ...
        new \OhDear\OhDearTool\OhDearTool(),

Afterwards you must publish the config file:

php artisan vendor:publish --provider="OhDear\OhDearTool\OhDearToolServiceProvider"

This is the content of the published config file config/nova-ohdear-tool.php.

return [
     * A valid API token for your Oh Dear account. Instructions on how to get a
     * token can be found on this page:
    'api_token' => env('OH_DEAR_API_TOKEN'),

     * The id of the site you want to display in the tool.
     * You can get the id of the site on the settings screen of a site on Oh Dear
    'site_id' => env('OH_DEAR_SITE_ID'),

These values can be stored in your .env environment file.


If you cache your configuration files, don't forget to renew your cache with php artisan config:cache.

Using the Nova tool

After the installation you can find an "Oh Dear" menu item in your Nova app to see the broken links and mixed content of your site.

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