Form Builder

Upgrading from v2.x

If you see anything missing from this guide, please do not hesitate to make a pull request to our repository! Any help is appreciated!

New requirements

  • Laravel v10.0+
  • Livewire v3.0+

Please upgrade Filament before upgrading to Livewire v3. Instructions on how to upgrade Livewire can be found here.

Upgrading automatically

The easiest way to upgrade your app is to run the automated upgrade script. This script will automatically upgrade your application to the latest version of Filament, and make changes to your code which handle most breaking changes.

composer require filament/upgrade:"^3.2" -W --dev

Make sure to carefully follow the instructions, and review the changes made by the script. You may need to make some manual changes to your code afterwards, but the script should handle most of the repetitive work for you.

Finally, you must run php artisan filament:install to finalize the Filament v3 installation. This command must be run for all new Filament projects.

You can now composer remove filament/upgrade as you don't need it anymore.

Some plugins you're using may not be available in v3 just yet. You could temporarily remove them from your composer.json file until they've been upgraded, replace them with a similar plugins that are v3-compatible, wait for the plugins to be upgraded before upgrading your app, or even write PRs to help the authors upgrade them.

Upgrading manually

After upgrading the dependency via Composer, you should execute php artisan filament:upgrade in order to clear any Laravel caches and publish the new frontend assets.

High-impact changes

Config file renamed and combined with other Filament packages

Only one config file is now used for all Filament packages. Most configuration has been moved into other parts of the codebase, and little remains. You should use the v3 documentation as a reference when replace the configuration options you did modify. To publish the new configuration file and remove the old one, run:

php artisan vendor:publish --tag=filament-config --force
rm config/forms.php


The FORMS_FILESYSTEM_DRIVER .env variable has been renamed to FILAMENT_FILESYSTEM_DISK. This is to make it more consistent with Laravel, as Laravel v9 introduced this change as well. Please ensure that you update your .env files accordingly, and don't forget production!

New @filamentScripts and @filamentStyles Blade directives

The @filamentScripts and @filamentStyles Blade directives must be added to your Blade layout file/s. Since Livewire v3 no longer uses similar directives, you can replace @livewireScripts with @filamentScripts and @livewireStyles with @filamentStyles.

CSS file removed

The CSS file for form components, module.esm.css, has been removed. Check resources/css/app.css. That CSS is now automatically loaded by @filamentStyles.

JavaScript files removed

You no longer need to import the FormsAlpinePlugin in your JavaScript files. Alpine plugins are now automatically loaded by @filamentScripts.

Heroicons have been updated to v2

The Heroicons library has been updated to v2. This means that any icons you use in your app may have changed names. You can find a list of changes here.

Medium-impact changes

Date-time pickers

The date-time picker form field now uses the browser's native date picker by default. It usually has a better UX than the old date picker, but you may notice features missing, bad browser compatibility, or behavioral bugs. If you want to revert to the old date picker, you can use the native(false) method:

use Filament\Forms\Components\DateTimePicker;

Secondary color

Filament v2 had a secondary color for many components which was gray. All references to secondary should be replaced with gray to preserve the same appearance. This frees secondary to be registered to a new custom color of your choice.

$get and $set closure parameters

$get and $set parameters now use a type of either \Filament\Forms\Get or \Filament\Forms\Set instead of \Closure. This allows for better IDE autocomplete support of each function's parameters.

An easy way to upgrade your code quickly is to find and replace:

  • Closure $get to \Filament\Forms\Get $get
  • Closure $set to \Filament\Forms\Set $set

TextInput masks now use Alpine.js' masking package

Filament v2 had a fluent mask object syntax for managing input masks. In v3, you can use Alpine.js's masking syntax instead. Please see the input masking documentation for more information.

Low-impact changes

Rule modification callback parameter renamed

The parameter for modifying rule objects has been renamed to modifyRuleUsing(), affecting:

  • exists()
  • unique()
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