Created by:  Sam Poyigi

Manages and generates RESTful APIs using available models

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Sam Poyigi

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APIs is an extension that allows you to build RESTful APIs and manage them within a TastyIgniter application.

However, it accomplishes more than just that, you may override the api actions (verbs) with your own logic. Default behavior logic for several common verbs are supported — create, store, show, edit, update, destroy.


  • Auto Generate Controller (CRUD)
  • Auto Generate Resource Response Class (For modeling JSON response)
  • Support eager loading relationships


To install this extension, click on the Add to Site button on the marketplace item page or search for Igniter.Api in Admin System > Updates > Browse Extensions


In the admin user interface, go to Tools > APIs and use the Create button to generate a new api resource

Manually Create an API resource

The below command will generate both Controller and Transformer for the specified resource

php artisan create:apiresource Acme.Extension ResourceName

After the resource has been generated, add it to routes by registering a new api resource.

Register API Resource

public function registerApiResources()
    return [
        'menus' => [
            'name' => 'Menus',
            'description' => 'Description of this API resource',
            'controller' => \Acme\Extension\ApiResources\Menus::class,
            'transformer' => \Acme\Extension\ApiResources\Transformers\MenuTransformer::class,

The array keys represents the resource endpoints

Resource Transformer

Response are transformed using laravel's Eloquent API Resources.

Example of a Resource Transformer

<?php namespace Igniter\Local\ApiResources\Transformers;

use Igniter\Api\Classes\TransformerAbstract;

class MenuTransformer extends TransformerAbstract
    public function toArray($request)
        return [
            'id'      => (int) $this->menu_id,
            'name'    => $this->menu_name,
            'links'   => [
                    'rel' => 'self',
                    'uri' => '/api/menus/'.$this->menu_id,

API Reference

  • Categories categories - List, create, retrieve, update and delete categories
  • Customers customers - List, create, retrieve, update and delete customers
  • Locations locations - List, create, retrieve, update and delete locations
  • Menus menus - List, create, retrieve, update and delete menus
  • Orders orders - List, create, retrieve, update and delete orders
  • Reservations reservations - List, create, retrieve, update and delete reservations
  • Reviews reviews - List, create, retrieve, update and delete reviews


  1.   Latest release

    ❗️❗️❗️Requires v3.0.4-beta.22+

    What’s new

    • Added support for token-based authentication
    • You can now issue tokens to allow admin or customer access to your endpoints
    • Added support for more endpoints: customers, orders, reservations and reviews
    • Added documentation for endpoints
  2. v0.1.0-beta.9

    Minor improvements

  3. v0.1.0-beta.8

    Minor improvements

  4. v0.1.0-beta.7

    Minor changes