How to use Dropzone Js with Laravel ?


Using Dropzone.js with Laravel allows you to easily implement file uploads and manage them within your application. Dropzone.js is a popular JavaScript library that provides a user-friendly drag-and-drop interface for uploading files. Here's how you can integrate Dropzone.js with Laravel:

Step 1: Install Dropzone.js

You can include Dropzone.js in your Laravel project by either downloading the library and including it in your public assets or by installing it via a package manager like npm.

For example, to install Dropzone.js using npm:

npm install dropzone

Step 2: Create a Dropzone Form

Create a Blade view containing your form and Dropzone.js integration. For instance, let's create a view named `dropzone_upload.blade.php`:

<!DOCTYPE html>



    <title>Dropzone Upload with Laravel</title>

    <link rel="stylesheet" href="path/to/dropzone.css">



    <form action="{{ route('upload') }}" class="dropzone" id="file-upload">



    <script src="path/to/dropzone.js"></script>


        Dropzone.options.fileUpload = {

            paramName: "file", // Name of the file input field

            maxFilesize: 2, // Max file size in MB

            acceptedFiles: ".jpg,.jpeg,.png,.pdf", // Accepted file types

            init: function () {

                this.on("success", function (file, response) {

                    console.log("File uploaded successfully:", response);







Step 3: Create a Route

Define a route to handle the file upload in your `routes/web.php`:

Route::get('upload', function () {

    return view('dropzone_upload');


Step 4: Handle the Upload in Controller

Create a controller method to handle the file upload. For example:

use Illuminate\Http\Request;

public function upload(Request $request)


    if ($request->hasFile('file')) {

        $file = $request->file('file');

        $fileName = time() . '_' . $file->getClientOriginalName();

        $file->storeAs('uploads', $fileName, 'public'); // Store the file in the 'uploads' directory

        return response()->json(['success' => true, 'message' => 'File uploaded successfully.']);


    return response()->json(['success' => false, 'message' => 'No file uploaded.']);


Step 5: Add CSRF Protection

Ensure you include the `@csrf` directive within the Dropzone form to provide CSRF protection.

Step 6: Customize and Enhance

Customize the Dropzone options and the controller logic to suit your needs. You can also handle multiple file uploads, store file details in your database, and provide appropriate feedback to the user.

By following these steps, you can integrate Dropzone.js with your Laravel application to enable user-friendly file uploads.