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3 months ago
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Started a new Conversation Real Time Updae Of Notification/Announcement Sidebar

Does anyone know how to make the notificaitons/announcement sidebar update in real time, and not just onload?

6 months ago
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Replied to Trouble With 'teamSubscribed' Middleware With FreeTeamPlan

Thanks @kel_ , I actually did have that in my SparkServiceProvider.php:


Still, it would appear that freeTeamPlan doesn't actually lead to any logic down the road. That's got to be my fault though - I can't imagine Taylor implementing that without having it do something.

7 months ago
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Replied to Trouble With 'teamSubscribed' Middleware With FreeTeamPlan

FWIY I was able to solve this by copying the middleware over to my app's middleware folder and adjusting the 'teamSubscribed' to point to that custom class. I then added a third condition to the bottom return statement:

protected function subscribed($user, $subscription, $plan, $defaultSubscription)


        return ($defaultSubscription && $user->currentTeam->onGenericTrial()) ||
            $user->currentTeam->subscribed($subscription, $plan) || $user->currentTeam->subscribed('DIY Free');

But it feels janky and I can't see why that would be necessary if Spark has a freeTeamPlan concept. Why wouldn't that be considered? Or have I missed something?

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Started a new Conversation Trouble With 'teamSubscribed' Middleware With FreeTeamPlan

Anyone know why the VerifyTeamIsSubscribed model (->middleware('teamSubscribed');) does not check if the team is on a free plan? It only seems to do onGenericTrial() which just checks if the trial_ends_at column is after today's date, but that should be null (result in false) on a free plan. (edited)

My spark service provider looks like:

            Spark::freeTeamPlan('DIY Free','test_1234diyfree')
                    'category' => 'all',

and the VerifyTeamIsSubscribed class gets tripped up on the onGenericTrial() where it gets false from that, of course, because the tial_ends_at is null:

class VerifyTeamIsSubscribed
     * Verify the incoming request's current team has a subscription.
     * @param  \Illuminate\Http\Request  $request
     * @param  \Closure  $next
     * @param  string  $subscription
     * @param  string  $plan
     * @return \Illuminate\Http\Response
    public function handle($request, $next, $subscription = 'default', $plan = null)
        if ($this->subscribed($request->user(), $subscription, $plan, func_num_args() === 2)) {
            return $next($request);

        return $request->ajax() || $request->wantsJson()
                                ? response('Subscription Required.', 402)
                                : redirect('/settings/'.Spark::teamsPrefix().'/'.$request->user()->currentTeam->id.'#/subscription');

     * Determine if the given user's current team is subscribed to the given plan.
     * @param  \Illuminate\Contracts\Auth\Authenticatable  $user
     * @param  string  $subscription
     * @param  bool  $plan
     * @param  bool  $defaultSubscription
     * @return bool
    protected function subscribed($user, $subscription, $plan, $defaultSubscription)
        if (! $user || ! $user->currentTeam) {
            return false;

        return ($defaultSubscription && $user->currentTeam->onGenericTrial()) ||
                $user->currentTeam->subscribed($subscription, $plan);
1 year ago
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Replied to Dynamic Plan Creation

Cheers Braunson!

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Replied to One Team, One Price, Unlimited Users

Make a free plan, then maybe mask the plan they are choosing with a "Continue" button or "Join". Silently add them to the plan w/o a credit card via:


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Started a new Conversation Dynamic Plan Creation

Hey all,

Is there a way to create dynamic plans in Spark based on user inputs?

For example, what if you have a product that is (unfortunately) a bit complicated and has to be priced differently based on the customer. Taking that further, maybe you have 3 arrays of questions with 3 radio buttons each. Based on each answer, you price accordingly. In that case you have 27 possible Plans you need to make ahead of time in your php file in Spark.

But what if it gets worse and for one of those answers, you then need to ask yet another question that maybe has 4 possible answers itself? Either way, you shouldn't have to write and maintain all of these Plans like this it seems.

Is there a way to have them dynamically made? Am I the only one who has encountered this problem?