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10 Oct
7 months ago

benbowler left a reply on Subscription Isnt Working On Spark

Actually it's not even the product id it's the plan id within a product.

You create a product, then a price plan and it's that id. If you let Stripe create the ids it will look like plan_XXXXXXXXXXXX.

I just spent half an hour looking at this so thought I'd contribute to anyone out there at the same point in future.

08 Oct
7 months ago

benbowler left a reply on Upload Profile Image To S3 Bucket

The issue with this is that the file is uploaded with put rather than storePublicaly so it won't be default be publicly accessible.

07 Oct
7 months ago

benbowler left a reply on Accessing Homestead/Vagrant Site From Different Device On Same Network

@5pArxz Good solution, you don't actually need to update the hosts file for that to work. You can just hit [LOCAL NETWORK IP]:8000. Easy :)

24 Aug
8 months ago

benbowler started a new conversation UserRegistered Event Looses All Data Except Tax_code When Passed To Listener

I've created a Laravel Listener on the UserRegistered event to link up some data to the users account based on their email. I've hit a bit of a wall however. I broadly followed this Stack Overflow post and created a nice Listener pretty easily. ->

However, when I pull in the User $user object in the Listeners constructor, all it contains is the tax code, even though if I debug from within the RegisterController.php file the full user object is passed to the event.

My Listener:


namespace App\Listeners\Auth;

use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Log;

// use App\Events\Laravel\Spark\Events\Auth\UserRegistered;
use Laravel\Spark\Events\Auth\UserRegistered;
use Illuminate\Queue\InteractsWithQueue;
use Illuminate\Contracts\Queue\ShouldQueue;
use App\Contact;
use App\Message;
use App\User;

use Illuminate\Queue\SerializesModels;

class LinkExistingMessagesAndContacts
    use SerializesModels;

     * The user instance.
     * @var \Illuminate\Contracts\Auth\Authenticatable
    public $user;

     * Create the event listener.
     * @return void
    public function __construct(User $user)
        Log::info('$user at the __construct level');
        // Create the user object
        $this->user = $user;

     * Handle the event.
     * @param  UserRegistered  $event
     * @return void
    public function handle(UserRegistered $event)
        // Link the existing messages and contacts with this email
        // This makes sure that the users Inbox and Sent messages sections are
        // correctly filled on registration

        // TODO - wait to call this event until the email is validated.
        // Users could potentially sign up with emails that aren't theres to
        // gain unauthorised access to files and messages without this verification
        $user_id = $this->user->id;
        $email = $this->user->email;

        Log::info('$this->user at the LinkExistingMessagesAndContacts level'); // ($this->user));

        // Link existing Messages
        Message::where("email", $email)->update(array('user_id' => $user_id));

        // Link existing Contact
        Contact::where("email", $email)->update(array('user_id' => $user_id));

        // TODO create historic Spark notifications for each inbox and sent item


The debug output:

[2018-08-24 09:41:02] local.INFO: $user at register controller level
[2018-08-24 09:41:02] local.INFO: {"name":"Fron","email":"[email protected]","uri":"from","last_read_announcements_at":{"date":"2018-08-24 09:41:02.651979","timezone_type":3,"timezone":"UTC"},"trial_ends_at":"2018-09-03 09:41:02","updated_at":"2018-08-24 09:41:02","created_at":"2018-08-24 09:41:02","id":22,"tax_rate":0}
[2018-08-24 09:41:02] local.INFO: $user at the __construct level
[2018-08-24 09:41:02] local.INFO: {"tax_rate":0}
[2018-08-24 09:41:02] local.INFO: $this->user at the LinkExistingMessagesAndContacts level
[2018-08-24 09:41:02] local.INFO: {"tax_rate":0}