Form Builder



Filament has a few requirements to run:

  • PHP 8.0+
  • Laravel v8.0+
  • Livewire v2.0+

The form builder comes pre-installed inside the admin panel 2.x, but you must still follow the installation instructions below if you're using it in the rest of your app.

First, require the form builder using Composer:

composer require filament/forms:"^2.0"

New Laravel projects

To get started with the form builder quickly, you can set up Livewire, Alpine.js and Tailwind CSS with these commands:

php artisan forms:install
npm install
npm run dev

These commands will ruthlessly overwrite existing files in your application, hence why we only recommend using this method for new projects.

You're now ready to start building forms!

Existing Laravel projects

The package uses the following dependencies:

You may install these through NPM:

npm install alpinejs postcss tailwindcss @tailwindcss/forms @tailwindcss/typography --save-dev

Configuring Tailwind CSS

To finish installing Tailwind, you must create a new tailwind.config.js file in the root of your project. The easiest way to do this is by running npx tailwindcss init.

In tailwind.config.js, register the plugins you installed, and add custom colors used by the form builder:

import colors from 'tailwindcss/colors'
import forms from '@tailwindcss/forms'
import typography from '@tailwindcss/typography'
export default {
content: [
theme: {
extend: {
colors: {
danger: colors.rose,
warning: colors.yellow,
plugins: [

Of course, you may specify your own custom primary, success, warning and danger colors, which will be used instead.

Bundling assets

New Laravel projects use Vite for bundling assets by default. However, your project may still use Laravel Mix. Read the steps below for the bundler used in your project.


If you're using Vite, you should manually install Autoprefixer through NPM:

npm install autoprefixer --save-dev

Create a postcss.config.js file in the root of your project, and register Tailwind CSS and Autoprefixer as plugins:

export default {
plugins: {
tailwindcss: {},
autoprefixer: {},

You may also want to update your vite.config.js file to refresh the page after Livewire components or custom form components have been updated:

import { defineConfig } from 'vite'
import laravel, { refreshPaths } from 'laravel-vite-plugin'
export default defineConfig({
plugins: [
input: [
refresh: [

Laravel Mix

In your webpack.mix.js file, register Tailwind CSS as a PostCSS plugin:

const mix = require('laravel-mix')
mix.js('resources/js/app.js', 'public/js')
.postCss('resources/css/app.css', 'public/css', [

Configuring styles

In /resources/css/app.css, import filament/forms vendor CSS and Tailwind CSS:

@import '../../vendor/filament/forms/dist/module.esm.css';
@tailwind base;
@tailwind components;
@tailwind utilities;

Configuring scripts

In /resources/js/app.js, import Alpine.js, the filament/forms and filament/notifications plugins, and register them:

import Alpine from 'alpinejs'
import FormsAlpinePlugin from '../../vendor/filament/forms/dist/module.esm'
import NotificationsAlpinePlugin from '../../vendor/filament/notifications/dist/module.esm'
window.Alpine = Alpine

Compiling assets

Compile your new CSS and JS assets using npm run dev.

Configuring layout

Finally, create a new resources/views/layouts/app.blade.php layout file for Livewire components:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="{{ str_replace('_', '-', app()->getLocale()) }}">
<meta charset="utf-8">
<meta name="application-name" content="{{ config('') }}">
<meta name="csrf-token" content="{{ csrf_token() }}">
<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">
<title>{{ config('') }}</title>
<style>[x-cloak] { display: none !important; }</style>
@vite(['resources/css/app.css', 'resources/js/app.js'])
<body class="antialiased">
{{ $slot }}

You're now ready to start building forms!

Publishing configuration

If you wish, you may publish the configuration of the package using:

php artisan vendor:publish --tag=forms-config

Publishing translations

If you wish to translate the package, you may publish the language files using:

php artisan vendor:publish --tag=forms-translations

Since this package depends on other Filament packages, you may wish to translate those as well:

php artisan vendor:publish --tag=filament-support-translations


To upgrade the package to the latest version, you must run:

composer update
php artisan filament:upgrade

We recommend adding the filament:upgrade command to your composer.json's post-update-cmd to run it automatically:

"post-update-cmd": [
// ...
"@php artisan filament:upgrade"
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