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In this article we will learn to generate the qr code in Laravel. we will use a simple example to generate the qr code. As we know qr code is stand for Quick Response and we can scan and get the information from it. we can use qr code in multiple way like to share the coupon, GPS, payment etc.

In this tutorial we will user simple-qrcode package of Laravel 8 application to generate the qr code. This package is capable of generating phone number, email, geo, colored qr code, image etc.

Before start i assume you know how to install and setup Laravel if not then you can read this guide How to install laravel 8 ?.

Let’s begin the tutorial Qr Code Generate in Laravel Online with simple steps

Step 1: Install simple-qrcode Package

After installation of Laravel 8, our first step is to install the simple-qrcode package, so open the terminal in project and type below command

composer require simplesoftwareio/simple-qrcode

This will add simple-qrcode package to our project.

Step 2: Add package in service provider

Now, we have installed the package but not registered in our service provider. open file config/app.php

'providers' => [

'aliases' => [
  'QrCode' => SimpleSoftwareIO\QrCode\Facades\QrCode::class

Here, we added QrCodeServiceProvider and aliases to access the QrCode package in our application with simple name.

Step 4: Create Route

we have installed and defined the package in our app.php. now, it’s time to execute and run it. so, create the route in web.php

use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Route;
use \App\Http\Controllers\QRController;

Route::get('/view-qr-code',[QRController::class, 'view']);

Step 5: Create Controller

Now, generate the controller for route

php artisan make:controller QrCodeController

namespace App\Http\Controllers;

use Illuminate\Http\Request;

class QRController extends Controller
    public function view() 
      $qrCodeSimple = \QrCode::size(300)->generate('ReaderStacks');
       return view('qr-code',['qrCodeSimple'=>$qrCodeSimple]);

Step 6: Create view blade file

Now, create a view file to show the qr code

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html >
        <meta charset="utf-8">
        <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">

        <title>Laravel 8 qr code generator</title>
 <link href="//netdna.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/4.1.1/css/bootstrap.min.css" rel="stylesheet" />
         justify-content: center;
    <body class="antialiased">
    <div class="container">
    <div class="readersack">
      <div class="container">
        <div class="row">
        <div class="row jsc">
          <!-- show qr code here -->
            {!! $qrCodeSimple!!}


Now, open the browser and output will be

Laravel qr code generator

Generating Laravel qr code with color

We can change the of qr code by simply adding few lines of code to it

$qrCodeSimple = \QrCode::size(300)->backgroundColor(255,55,0)->generate('ReaderStacks');

//QrCode::color(255, 0, 0); // Red QrCode
//QrCode::color(255, 0, 0, 25); //Red QrCode with 25% transparency 
Laravel colorful qr code generator

Generating Qr code with Text

QrCode::SMS('97728177671', 'Your message is here');

Generating Qr code with Phone Number


Generating Qr code with Email

QrCode::size(300)->email('admin@readerstacks.com', 'Welcome to readerstacks.');

Generating Qr code in a png image and save to storage

            ->generate('readerstacks.com', public_path('images/qrcode.png'));

Generating Qr code with URL


You can check complete list

Website URLhttp://http://www.simplesoftware.io
Secured URLhttps://https://www.simplesoftware.io
E-mail Addressmailto:support@simplesoftware.io
Phone Numbertel:tel:555-555-5555
Text (SMS)sms:sms:555-555-5555
Text (SMS) With Pretyped Messagesms:sms::I am a pretyped message
Text (SMS) With Pretyped Message and Numbersms:sms:555-555-5555:I am a pretyped message
Geo Addressgeo:geo:-78.400364,-85.916993
MeCardmecard:MECARD:Simple, Software;Some Address, Somewhere, 20430;TEL:555-555-5555;EMAIL:support@simplesoftware.io;
VCardBEGIN:VCARDSee Examples

Source https://www.simplesoftware.io/#/docs/simple-qrcode

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