Laravel Generate PDF and Attach to Email

Published on November 6, 2020 1 min read

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Hello artisans, in this article I’m going to share how to generate PDF and attach it to the email. I’m testing on Laravel 8.9.0. Let’s get started:

Table of Contents

  1. Install Laravel and Basic Configurations
  2. Install Package & Config
  3. Create Controller
  4. Create PDF View
  5. Define Routes

Install Laravel and Basic Configurations

Each Laravel project needs this thing. That’s why I have written an article on this topic. Please see this part from here: Install Laravel and Basic Configurations.

Install Package & Config

At first we need to install barryvdh/laravel-dompdf package. Run this composer command to install the package:

composer require barryvdh/laravel-dompdf

Now open .env file and set your SMTP credentials:

MAIL_MAILER=smtp
MAIL_HOST=smtp.mailtrap.io
MAIL_PORT=2525
MAIL_USERNAME=null
MAIL_PASSWORD=null
MAIL_ENCRYPTION=null
MAIL_FROM_ADDRESS=null
MAIL_FROM_NAME="${APP_NAME}"

Create Controller

Create a test controller and make a function to send email:

TestController.php
<?php

namespace App\Http\Controllers;

use PDF;
use Mail;

class TestController extends Controller
{

    public function sendMailWithPDF()
    {
        $data["email"] = "[email protected]";
        $data["title"] = "Welcome to MyNotePaper";
        $data["body"] = "This is the email body.";

        $pdf = PDF::loadView('mail', $data);

        Mail::send('mail', $data, function ($message) use ($data, $pdf) {
            $message->to($data["email"], $data["email"])
                ->subject($data["title"])
                ->attachData($pdf->output(), "test.pdf");
        });

        dd('Email has been sent successfully');
    }
}

Create PDF View

Now we’ll create the PDF view which will be attached to the email. Go to resources>views folder and create mail.blade.php file. Then paste this simple PDF view:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
    <title>MyNotePaper</title>
</head>
<body>

<h3>{{ $title }}</h3>
<p>{{ $body }}</p>

<p>
    Regards,<br/>
    mynotepaper.com
</p>
</body>
</html>

Define Routes

Open routes/web.php file and add following route:

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

Route::get('send-email', [TestController::class, 'sendMailWithPDF']);

Now run the project:

php artisan serve

Visit the send email route:

http://localhost:8000/send-email

The output:

The tutorial is over. Thanks for reading. 🙂

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Hey, I'm Md Obydullah. I build open-source projects and write on Laravel, Linux server, modern JavaScript and more on web development.

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