To start using this dashboard you will need to import some files in your current project or start from scratch using our template (scroll down in this page to view it).
If you don't already have an Apache local environment with PHP and MySQL, use one of the following links:
- Windows https://updivision.com/blog/post/beginner-s-guide-to-setting-up-your-local-development-environment-on-windows
- Linux https://howtoubuntu.org/how-to-install-lamp-on-ubuntu
- Mac https://wpshout.com/quick-guides/how-to-install-mamp-on-your-mac/
Also, you will need to install Composer: https://getcomposer.org/doc/00-intro.md
And Laravel: https://laravel.com/docs/9.x/installation
- Unzip the downloaded archive
- Copy and paste material-dashboard-2-Laravel-free folder in your projects folder. Rename the folder to your project's name
In your terminal run
.envand updated the configurations (mainly the database configuration)
In your terminal run
php artisan key:generate
php artisan migrate --seedto create the database tables and seed the roles and users tables
php artisan storage:linkto create the storage symlink (if you are using Vagrant with Homestead for development, remember to ssh into your virtual machine and run the command from there).
Register an user or login with data from your database and start testing (make sure to run the migrations and seeders for the credentials to be available).
Besides the dashboard, the auth pages, the billing and tables pages, it has also an edit profile
page. All the necessary files are installed out of the box and all the needed routes are added to
routes/web.php. Keep in mind that all of the features can be
viewed once you login using the credentials provided or by registering your own user.
Skip the download with BootstrapCDN to deliver cached version of Bootstrap’s compiled CSS and JS to your project.
Copy-paste the stylesheet
<head> before all other
stylesheets to load our CSS.
Place the following
the end of your pages, right before the closing
</body> tag, to enable them. Popper.js
Need to use a certain plugin in your page? You can find out how to integrate them and make them work in the Plugins dedicated page. In this way you will be sure that your website is optimized and uses only the needed resources.
Material Dashboard PRO comes in 2 modes: dark & light. To turn on the dark version you need to
dark-version class on the body tag.
Bootstrap starter template
Be sure to have your pages set up with the latest design and development standards. That means using an HTML5 doctype and including a viewport meta tag for proper responsive behaviors. Put it all together and your pages should look like this:
Material Dashboard employs a handful of important global styles and settings that you’ll need to be aware of when using it, all of which are almost exclusively geared towards the normalization of cross browser styles. Let’s dive in.
Bootstrap requires the use of the HTML5 doctype. Without it, you’ll see some funky incomplete styling, but including it shouldn’t cause any considerable hiccups.
Responsive meta tag
Bootstrap is developed mobile first, a strategy in which we optimize code for mobile devices
first and then scale up components as necessary using CSS media queries. To ensure proper rendering
and touch zooming for all devices, add the responsive viewport meta tag to your
You can see an example of this in action in the starter template.
Many of Bootstrap’s components and utilities are built with
@each loops that iterate over a Sass map.
This is especially helpful for generating variants of a component by our
$theme-colors and creating responsive
variants for each breakpoint. As you customize these Sass maps and recompile, you’ll automatically
see your changes reflected in these loops.
Please check our official Youtube channel for more tutorials.