🔨 Installation

Guild.so is based on Laravel 8 and Jetstream so you can run it just like a standard Laravel application. Here are 2 ways of running Guild.so:

💻 Local Installation

You will need to have the default requirements for a Laravel 8 application on your machine. Valet is a good solution to get you up and running quickly on your local server.

After your machine is setup for any Laravel application, you'll want to clone the repo into your sites folder.

git clone https://github.com/guildso/guild

After cloning the repo to your machine we will want to create a new database for the application 👇

Create a Database:

During the installation we need to use a MySQL database. You will need to create a local database and add the crendentials to your environment .env file.

Update the environment .env file

Copy the .env.example file to .env and update your Database details in there:


Great! next we'll need to install the composer dependencies.

Composer Install

We need to include all our PHP vendor dependencies by running the following command:

composer install

Migrate Database

Finally we'll want to run our database migrations with the following command.

php artisan migrate

You may also need to run php artisan key:generate to generate a new key.

That's it! You should now be able to visit the application in your browser to setup your Company Info and User Account. 🎉

👨‍💻 Sample Data

If you wish to setup a sample application you may run php artisan migrate:refresh --seed. This will load the application with some sample data from the kick-ass sit-com Silicon Valley 👇

Sample App Screenshot

You may login with any user with the password: password123, example:

  • email: richard[at]piedpiper.com
  • password: password123

🤓 Development Tips

Front-end Assets

In order to compile the front-end assets you'll want to install the node dependencies by running the following command in the root directory:

npm install

You can then run the following command to compile and watch for changes:

npm run watch

When you are ready to minify the assets and prepare it for production you will run:

npm run production

Wallet Assets

The wallet javascript functionality has been separated into it's own asset watcher and builder in order to keep things simpler. You can find these assets located at /public/wallet.

You can install the node dependencies by running the following command in the public/wallet directory:

npm install

You can then compile the assets the same way as above 👆, by using the npm run watch and npm run production commands.

That's it for the development tips, but there will probably be more to come 😉