To encourage active collaboration, Laravel strongly encourages pull requests, not just bug reports. "Bug reports" may also be sent in the form of a pull request containing a failing test.
However, if you file a bug report, your issue should contain a title and a clear description of the issue. You should also include as much relevant information as possible and a code sample that demonstrates the issue. The goal of a bug report is to make it easy for yourself - and others - to replicate the bug and develop a fix.
Remember, bug reports are created in the hope that others with the same problem will be able to collaborate with you on solving it. Do not expect that the bug report will automatically see any activity or that others will jump to fix it. Creating a bug report serves to help yourself and others start on the path of fixing the problem.
The Laravel source code is managed on GitHub, and there are repositories for each of the Laravel projects:
Core Development Discussion
You may propose new features or improvements of existing Laravel behavior in the Laravel Ideas issue board. If you propose a new feature, please be willing to implement at least some of the code that would be needed to complete the feature.
Informal discussion regarding bugs, new features, and implementation
of existing features takes place in the
of the Laravel Discord
server. Taylor Otwell, the maintainer of Laravel, is typically
present in the channel on weekdays from 8am-5pm (UTC-06:00 or
America/Chicago), and sporadically present in the channel at other
All bug fixes should be sent to the latest stable
branch or to the current LTS
branch. Bug fixes should never be sent to the
master branch unless they fix features that exist only in
the upcoming release.
Minor features that are fully backwards compatible with the current release may be sent to the latest stable branch.
Major new features should always be sent to the
master branch, which contains the upcoming release.
If you are unsure if your feature qualifies as a major or minor,
please ask Taylor Otwell in the
#internals channel of the
If you are submitting a change that will affect a compiled file, such
as most of the files in
resources/js of the
repository, do not commit the compiled files. Due to their large size,
they cannot realistically be reviewed by a maintainer. This could be
exploited as a way to inject malicious code into Laravel. In order to
defensively prevent this, all compiled files will be generated and
committed by Laravel maintainers.
If you discover a security vulnerability within Laravel, please send an email to Taylor Otwell at email@example.com. All security vulnerabilities will be promptly addressed.
Below is an example of a valid Laravel documentation block. Note that
@param attribute is followed by two spaces, the
argument type, two more spaces, and finally the variable name:
* Register a binding with the container.
* @param string|array $abstract
* @param \Closure|string|null $concrete
* @param bool $shared
* @return void
* @throws \Exception
public function bind($abstract, $concrete = null, $shared = false)
Don't worry if your code styling isn't perfect! StyleCI will automatically merge any style fixes into the Laravel repository after pull requests are merged. This allows us to focus on the content of the contribution and not the code style.