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How to Implement Browser Push Notification in Laravel
p>In this article, I show you an easy way to set up browser push notifications. fist of all, you have a question what is push notification? let me explain a bit more. Push notification is the fastest way to get up and running with Javascript desktop notifications. Push notifications are messages that can be sent directly to a user's Desktop via browser.

You can watch the following tutorial and you can continue reading this article.

Follow the Steps given here for setup push notification.

Step 1: You can quickly install Push via npm

npm install push.js --save

Step 2: Update webpack.mix.js

Add following code into webpack.mix.js for copy and publish assets like js in the public directory. you can see the example here

mix.copy('node_modules/push.js/bin/push.min.js',
    'public/assets/js/push.min.js');

I hope you know how to use laravel mix. you can watch this video tutorial if you want to know more about the laravel mix.

fire, npm run dev command and publish js.

Step 3: Add assets in blade file

Add script before closing body tag.

<script src="{{ asset('assets/js/push.min.js') }}"></script>

Step 4: Add this code where you want to show a push

// add logo in public dir and use it here
const iconPath = '{{ asset('logo.PNG') }}
 Push.create("Hello Shailesh!",{
       body: "Welcome to the Dashboard.",
       timeout: 5000,
       icon: iconPath
});
December 03, 20213 minutesShailesh LadumorShailesh Ladumor
How to increase sales using Email Marketing?

Email marketing is an effective way to increase your sales. Email marketing is an easy way to sell your product without any charge with a high ROI.

People said the email marketing technique is not useful to sales. but it’s not real today in 2021 almost all people use email. So we can easily reach out to them and increase sales using email marketing.

First, know the term What is email marketing?

  • Email marketing is an effective digital marketing strategy to send emails to customers related to product sales and increase sales using email marketing.

The importance of email marketing for increase sales

Email marketing is the two-way communication channel

  • Email marketing is the two-way communication channel where people send a reply back to your mail easily so communication is faster and you can easily sell your product and increase sales using email marketing.

Your own email list

  • In some social media, sometimes your account is banned with large community fans but email marketing is the only way to create your own email list so no one can ban you or nobody can take your leads away from you.

Email use for better conversion

  • Email marketing has a huge ROI(Return of Investment) of 4400%. No one social media has a huge ROI like email marketing. Do you think you can increase your sales using email marketing?

  • Every person wants to increase sales using email marketing with high profit.

4 Ways to do email marketing and increase your sales

Built an email list

  • Build an email list of subscribers who are interested in what you are offering. The best way to create an email marketing list is to create a personal audience and send mail to them.

  • First, think of an email list. All the people are your customers and some of them are from different niches. They don’t like to receive from unrelated or different topics for a niche.

  • So, build an email list of those who are interested in your product.

Maximize your email list

  • You know more people coming out to your website, offer the customer free templates, checklists, eBooks, etc.

  • The most ideal approach to create drives that are really inspired by your item is by offering a lead magnet that tackles an issue for customers. For the most part, lead magnets are digital books, agendas, or exhaustive aides that your crowd can use to determine a problem area identified with your business.

Segment your lead list

  • Do not directly sell your product because nobody can purchase a product for you.

  • First, know the customer interest and send 4 to 5 emails or offer some on your product.

  • After customers are convinced about your product then sell your product.

Ensure email is delivered or not

  • After sending an email, whether the email is delivered or not.

  • Is the best way to increase sales using email marketing
July 27, 20212 minutesAnkit KalathiyaAnkit Kalathiya
How to make a Progressive Web App

What is a PWA?

A Progressive Web App (PWA) is a hybrid of a regular web page and a mobile application. A PWA combines features offered by most modern browsers with the benefits of the mobile experience. They are built using standard web technologies, including HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. The functionalities include working offline, push notifications, and device hardware access and enabling creating user experiences similar to native applications.

How to make a PWA

Following Below steps

  • Create an app manifest.json file
  • Add it to your base HTML template
  • Create the service worker
  • Serve the service worker on the root of the scope you used in the manifest
  • Add a block to your base HTML template file
  • Site deploy in your server

Create an App Manifest

  • Add the following information in 'manifest.json'
 {
    name: `Name`,
    short_name: `Sort name`,
    start_url: `/`,
    display: `standalone`,
    icon:  `Favicon icon`,
    icons: [
       {
        "src": "icon by size",
        "sizes": "144x144",
        "type": "image/png",
        "purpose": "any"
      },
      {
        "src": "icon by size",
        "sizes": "192x192",
        "type": "image/png",
        "purpose": "maskable"
      },
      {
        "src": "icon by size",
        "sizes": "512x512",
        "type": "image/png",
        "purpose": "maskable"
      }
    ],
  theme_color: `Theme color`,
  background_color: `Background color`,
  ]
 }
  • Manifest.json file in add this type of code including name, short_name, start_url, display, icon, icons, theme_color, background_color.

Add the Manifest to Your Base HTML Template

  • Add the following line in yore 'index' file

Create offline.html as an Alias to index.html

By default, the service worker code below will render /offline.html instead of any resource it can't fetch while offline. Create a file at /offline.html to give your user a more helpful error message, explaining that this data isn't cached and the user is offline.

Create a Service Worker

  • Create one file in yore root (sw.js)
  • Link the sw.js file in the body tag

We have created some pages like

  1. Home page (/)
  2. Blog page (/blog)
  3. Contact information (/contact)
  4. Resume (/resume)
  5. offline.html
  • Add the code in your sw.js file
self.addEventListener("install", function(event) {
   event.waitUntil(preLoad());
});

 var preLoad = function(){
  return caches.open("offline").then(function(cache) {
    return cache.addAll(["/blog/", "/blog", "/", "/contact", 
 "/resume", "/offline.html"]);
    });
 };

 self.addEventListener("fetch", function(event) { event.respondWith(checkResponse(event.request).catch(function() 
  {
     return returnFromCache(event.request);
   }));
   event.waitUntil(addToCache(event.request));
  });

  var checkResponse = function(request){
   return new Promise(function(fulfill, reject) {
     fetch(request).then(function(response){
       if(response.status !== 404) {
         fulfill(response);
       } else {
         reject();
       }
     }, reject);
   });
  };

  var addToCache = function(request){
   return caches.open("offline").then(function (cache) {
     return fetch(request).then(function (response) {
       console.log(response.url + " was cached");
       return cache.put(request, response);
     });
   });
  };

  var returnFromCache = function(request){
   return caches.open("offline").then(function (cache) {
     return cache.match(request).then(function (matching) {
      if(!matching || matching.status == 404) {
        return cache.match("offline.html");
      } else {
        return matching;
      }
     });
   });
  };
  • Servicer worker file add your body tag

load the service worker file in

<script>
   if (!navigator.serviceWorker.controller) {
   navigator.serviceWorker.register("/sw.js").then(function(reg) {
         console.log("Service worker has been registered for scope: " + reg.scope);
     });
 }
 </script>

Last step

  • Deploy code in yore live site
  • Create lighthouse report and check PWA
July 28, 20214 minutesVatsal SakariyaVatsal Sakariya
How to setup React in Laravel

In this article, I show you how to set up react application in Laravel Framework. as you know react is a very flexible frontend library and works with together any backend framework, so let start and follow the following steps. I hope you have created the laravel application.

You can watch the following video tutorial or follow this article as well,

Step 1:

Let's go to the resource directory in laravel. now let's create react application. you should watch the following tutorial if you don't know how to create react application.

Step 2:

Merge the package.json and package-lock.json files in the root. fire npm install && npm run dev command in terminal for compile react application to js.

Step 3:

In this step, you need to set up a webpack.mix.js file. put the following code in the webpack.mix.js file.

mix.options({
  postCss: [
      require('autoprefixer'),
  ],
});

mix.setPublicPath('public');

mix.webpackConfig({
  resolve: {
      extensions: ['.js', '.vue'],
      alias: {
          '@': __dirname + 'resources'
      }
  },
  output: {
      chunkFilename: 'js/chunks/[name].js',
  },
}).react();

// used to run app using reactjs
mix.js('resources/react-app/src/index.js', 'public/js/app.js').version();
mix.copy('resources/react-app/public', 'public');

NOTE: Don't forget to change the index.js path based on your application name

Step 4:

Let's add <div id="root"></div> to your application's root blade file

Step 5:

Let's inlude <script type="text/javascript" src="{{ mix('js/app.js') }}"></script> to your application's root blade file before end the body tag.

So, the Basic setup is done. enjoy react with laravel.

December 15, 20213 minutesShailesh LadumorShailesh Ladumor
Fix 404 while reloading Gatsby Website for dynamic client-only route

Last week, we run into a problem for one of the large Gatsby + ReactJS + Laravel projects in hosting which is hosted with Apache Webserver on Amazon AWS EC2. The problem we were facing was, for some reason, when we reload the Gatsby website, it was giving a 404 error page.

If you open a home page and then a normal visit then the website will fully function, but if you reload the page then it gives an error. And we found it happens when we are using Dynamic routing of React Route in Gatsby as per show in Gatsby documentation here.

Also, what we found, if we test the website build with gatsby serve then it works fine. But while using Apache, it behaves differently and we found that this problem has been faced by lots of people over the internet.

So what we came up with is, we used gatsby serve with an apache proxy. Here is how we did it,

Step 1 - Setup Project

As a first step, clone the project on the server and run a command, gatsby build to create a gatsby build.

Step 2 - Setup PM2 for Gatsby Serve

The next step that we need to do is run gatsby serve. But as you know, we can not run this command directly via console, because as you exit from the console, the command will be terminated.

So we will be using pm2 package, a NodeJS utility that is used to run nodejs apps.

For that, we will need to install pm2 globally. Run the following command to install it,

npm install pm2 -g

You can find other installation ways here if you need.

Once the installation has been done, let's run the gatsby serve command via pm2. For that run the following command from the gatsby project folder,

pm2 start gatsby --name my-web-app -- serve

where my-web-app you can replace with the name of your app.

Once, it's running, try to test it, if it's working correctly by opening the URL http://your-ip-address:9000/. Make sure, port 9000 is opened on your server for traffic.

Step 3 - Configure Apache

Once, gatsby serve is working and tested. The next step is to configure apache to proxy all port 80 traffic to port 9000.

For that, edit your apache conf file (or virtual host conf file), and add the following lines (or configure it to something like the following),

<VirtualHost *:80>
        ServerName my-web-app.infyom.com

        ServerAdmin webmaster@infyom.com

        ProxyRequests On
        ProxyPass / http://localhost:9000/
        ProxyPassReverse / http://localhost:9000/

        ErrorLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/my-web-app.infyom.com.error.log
        CustomLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/my-web-app.log combined

        ......
        # any other options below as per your need
        ......
</VirtualHost>

The next step you need to do is restart your apache server by,

sudo service apache2 restart

And then you can just open the URL https://my-web-app.infyom.com and it should work fine.

Bonus

New Deployment

Whenever you deploy a new code, you again need to run gatsby build and then pm2 restart my-web-app. Then only it will take new changes.

Troubleshooting

Sometimes, we found that we need to restart apache as well after the new deployment. so if you run into any trouble, then make sure to restart apache as well and it should solve the problem.

I hope it may help you to resolve your 404 problem.

July 16, 20213 minutesMitul GolakiyaMitul Golakiya
How to display responsive image in different devices

Today we are going to see how we can image based on resolution. We have the most common issue of loading big images in small devices take time. So, the basic solution is to use the picture element to load a different image in different devices and resolutions.

The <picture> element will be for the art direction of responsive design.

The element contains two tags.

  • <source>
  • <img>

So, the browser will look for the first <source> element where the media query matches the current width, and then it will display the image. The <picture> element is required as the last child of the <picture> element.

Let me show you an example of how to display a different image in different widths.

Here is a Code example,

<picture>
    <source media="(min-width:900px)" srcset="infyom_logo_lg.jpg">
    <source media="(min-width:700px)" srcset="infyom_logo_md.jpg">
    <source media="(min-width:500px)" srcset="infyom_logo_sm.jpg">
    <img src="infyom_logo_xl.jpg" alt="Flowers" style="width:auto;">
</picture>
June 18, 20211 minuteShailesh LadumorShailesh Ladumor
How to Setup Global Git Ignore in window

Lots of developers have a question: How do I create a global gitignore file? so, In this article, I show how to set up a global git ignore.

Reviewing pull requests, I often see contributors sneakily adding editor configuration to the repository’s .gitignore file.

If everyone would commit their environment-specific .gitignore rules, we’d have a long list to maintain! My repository doesn’t care about your editor configuration.

There’s a better solution to this: a personal, global .gitignore file for all your repositories. Here’s how you can set one up. create a .gitignore file for your global rules.

You can also see the following video tutorial as well.

You need to set up your global core.excludesfile configuration file to point to this global ignore file. So, let's start step by step

Step 1:

Create a file .gitignore on your profile C:\Users{username} for example C:\Users\Shailesh

Step 2:

Now you can set a .gitignore path with a three-way. we need to tell this to get this my global git to ignore file.

First Way: Using Windows git bash

Let's open Windows git bash and fire the following command,

git config --global core.excludesFile '~/.gitignore'

Second Way: Using Windows cmd

Let's open Windows cmd and fire the following command,

git config --global core.excludesFile "%USERPROFILE%\.gitignore"

Third Way: Using Windows PowerShell

Let's open Windows PowerShell and fire the following command,

git config --global core.excludesFile "$Env:USERPROFILE\.gitignore"

So, you can easily set the .gitignore global file.

March 06, 20212 minutesShailesh LadumorShailesh Ladumor
How to setup and enable https with SSL on wamp server virtual host

Recently, I've started working on one project where we need to set up a virtual host with HTTPS because I need to run that project with expose and Shopify in my local development machine. I've wamp 3.2.3 on my local machine.

I spent a lot of time setting it. so, I thought I should write one article and video for a step-by-step guide. So, I will show you in this article how to set up HTTPS for a local machine.

You can watch the following video tutorial or follow the article.

Step 1 - Install Wamp

Install wamp server if not installed in your local machine. you can download the latest version of the wamp server from here. wamp server is available in 32 bit and 64 bit. make sure you select the correct version of the wamp server based on your operating system (window)'s version.

Step 2 - Install OpenSSL

OpenSSL is an open-source command-line tool that is used to generate the SSL certificate and private key. OpenSSL is available in both versions 32 and 64 bit. download the latest version of OpenSSL from here.

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I hope you successfully installed OpenSSL on your machine. let's take the next step

Step 3 - Create a Private key

Open your terminal as an Administrator otherwise you will get a permission denied error. Also, you can provide permission to the OpenSSL directory and run the terminal in normal mode.

Now, let go to where we installed OpenSSL

cd C:\Program Files\OpenSSL-Win64\bin

Let's create a private key which is 2048 bits encryption. fire one by one the following two commands to create it.

openssl genrsa -aes256 -out private.key 2048

openssl rsa -in private.key -out private.key

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Your private.key is successfully generated here C:\Program Files\OpenSSL-Win64\bin

Step 4 - Create an SSL Certificate

Let's create a certificate using the following command,

openssl req -new -x509 -nodes -sha1 -key private.key -out certificate.crt -days 36500

You need to enter a detail that looks like

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You can verify here

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Step 5 - Move both Private Key and a Certificate

Open a directory D:\wamp64\bin\apache\apache2.4.46\conf (Based on where your wamp is installed) and create a key directory.

Now, move both files to the key directory.

Step 6 - Configure Your httpd.conf File

Open your D:\wamp64\bin\apache\apache2.4.46\conf\httpd.conf (the drive should be where your wamp is installed) and un-comment the following 3 lines one by one.

LoadModule ssl_module modules/mod_ssl.so
Include conf/extra/httpd-ssl.conf
LoadModule socache_shmcb_module modules/mod_socache_shmcb.so

Step 7 Configure Your httpd-ssl.conf File

Open your D:\wamp64\bin\apache\apache2.4.46\conf\extra\httpd-ssl.conf (the drive should be where your wamp is installed) and change the following lines.

DocumentRoot "${INSTALL_DIR}/www"
ServerName localhost:443
ServerAdmin admin@example.com
SSLCertificateKeyFile "${SRVROOT}/conf/key/private.key"
SSLCertificateFile "${SRVROOT}/conf/key/certificate.crt"

Make sure, these following all lines are set or not. if not, add it as well.

SSLSessionCache "shmcb:${SRVROOT}/logs/ssl_scache(512000)"
CustomLog "${SRVROOT}/logs/ssl_request.log" \
          "%t %h %{SSL_PROTOCOL}x %{SSL_CIPHER}x \"%r\" %b"

Step 8 Configure a Virtual Host

Hope you have created a virtual host. if not, create a virtual host using the virtual host manager which is provided by wamp.

Open an D:\wamp64\bin\apache\apache2.4.46\conf\extra\httpd-vhosts.conf and update your virtual host

Change the port :80 to :443

add the following lines into the VirtualHost.

SSLEngine on
SSLCertificateFile "${SRVROOT}/conf/key/certificate.crt"
SSLCertificateKeyFile "${SRVROOT}/conf/key/private.key"

Now, the code of VirtualHost looks like,

Now, we are done. Let's restart a wamp server.

If you see a green WAMP icon everything should be right. If the icon is orange there is a problem with your syntax somewhere.

Open terminal and go to the D:\wamp64\bin\apache\apache2.4.46\bin and run httpd -t in the command prompt and if there are any syntax errors they will be listed.

if fine then open https://ladumor.test on the browser

January 30, 20213 minutesShailesh LadumorShailesh Ladumor