How to develop a birthday reminders and greetings in Laravel 8
Here are the steps you can follow to develop a birthday reminder and greeting module in an existing member table using the
date_of_birth field in Laravel 8:
- Create a new command by running the following artisan command:
php artisan make:command SendBirthdayGreetings
This will create a new file
- In the
handlemethod of the
SendBirthdayGreetingsCommand, retrieve the members who have their birthday today. You can use the
whereDatemethod of the query builder to filter the members by their
$today = Carbon::today();
$members = Member::whereDate('date_of_birth', $today)->get();
- Loop through the members and send a birthday greeting to each member using your preferred method (e.g. email, SMS).
- Schedule the command to run every day at midnight using the
schedulemethod of the
That’s it! You now have a birthday reminder and greeting module in your Laravel app.