Create a Plan

use Gerardojbaez\Laraplans\Models\Plan;
use Gerardojbaez\Laraplans\Models\PlanFeature;

$plan = Plan::create([
    'name' => 'Pro',
    'description' => 'Pro plan',
    'price' => 9.99,
    'interval' => 'month',
    'interval_count' => 1,
    'trial_period_days' => 15,
    'sort_order' => 1,

    new PlanFeature(['code' => 'listings', 'value' => 50, 'sort_order' => 1]),
    new PlanFeature(['code' => 'pictures_per_listing', 'value' => 10, 'sort_order' => 5]),
    new PlanFeature(['code' => 'listing_duration_days', 'value' => 30, 'sort_order' => 10]),
    new PlanFeature(['code' => 'listing_title_bold', 'value' => 'Y', 'sort_order' => 15])

Accessing Plan Features

In some cases you need to access a particular feature in a particular plan, you can accomplish this by using the getFeatureByCode method available in the Plan model.


$feature = $plan->getFeatureByCode('pictures_per_listing');
$feature->value // Get the feature's value

Create a Subscription

First, retrieve an instance of your subscriber model, which typically will be your user model and an instance of the plan your user is subscribing to. Once you have retrieved the model instance, you may use the newSubscription method (available in PlanSubscriber trait) to create the model’s subscription.

use Auth;
use Gerardojbaez\Laraplans\Models\Plan;

$user = Auth::user();
$plan = Plan::find(1);

$user->newSubscription('main', $plan)->create();

The first argument passed to newSubscription method should be the name of the subscription. If your application offer a single subscription, you might call this main or primary. Subscription’s name is not the Plan’s name, it is an unique subscription identifier. The second argument is the plan instance your user is subscribing to.

Subscription resolving

When you use the subscription() method (i.e., $user->subscription('main')) in the subscribable model to retrieve a subscription, you will receive the latest subscription created of the subscribable and the subscription name. For example, if you subscribe Jane Doe to Free plan, and later to Pro plan, Laraplans will return the subscription with the Pro plan because it is the newest subscription available. If you have a different requirement you may use your own subscription resolver by binding an implementation of Gerardojbaez\Laraplans\Contracts\SubscriptionResolverInterface to the service container; like so:

 * Register the application services.
 * @return void
public function register()
    $this->app->bind(SubscriptionResolverInterface::class, CustomSubscriptionResolver::class);

Subscription’s Ability

There are multiple ways to determine the usage and ability of a particular feature in the user’s subscription, the most common one is canUse:

The canUse method returns true or false depending on multiple factors:

  • Feature is enabled
  • Feature value isn’t 0.
  • Or feature has remaining uses available

There are other ways to determine the ability of a subscription:

  • enabled: returns true when the value of the feature is a positive word listed in the config file.
  • consumed: returns how many times the user has used a particular feature.
  • remainings: returns available uses for a particular feature.
  • value: returns the feature value.

All methods share the same signature: $user->subscription('main')->ability()->consumed('listings');.

Record Feature Usage

In order to efectively use the ability methods you will need to keep track of every usage of usage based features. You may use the record method available through the user subscriptionUsage() method:

The record method accepts 3 parameters: the first one is the feature’s code, the second one is the quantity of uses to add (default is 1), and the third one indicates if the usage should be incremented (true: default behavior) or overriden (false).

See the following example:

// Increment by 2
$user->subscriptionUsage('main')->record('listings', 2);

// Override with 9
$user->subscriptionUsage('main')->record('listings', 9, false);

Reduce Feature Usage

Reducing the feature usage is almost the same as incrementing it. In this case we only substract a given quantity (default is 1) to the actual usage:

// Reduce by 1

// Reduce by 2
$user->subscriptionUsage('main')->reduce('listings', 2);

Clear The Subscription Usage Data

In some cases you will need to clear all usages in a particular user subscription, you can accomplish this by using the clear method:


Check Subscription Status

For a subscription to be considered active the subscription must have an active trial or subscription’s ends_at is in the future.

$user->subscribed('main', $planId); // Check if subscription is active AND using a particular plan

Alternatively, you can use the following methods available in the subscription model:



Canceled subscriptions with an active trial or ends_at in the future are considered active.

Renew a Subscription

To renew a subscription you may use the renew method available in the subscription model. This will set a new ends_at date based on the selected plan and will clear the usage data of the subscription.



Canceled subscriptions with an ended period can’t be renewed.

Gerardojbaez\Laraplans\Events\SubscriptionRenewed event is fired when a subscription is renewed using the renew method.

Cancel a Subscription

To cancel a subscription, simply use the cancel method on the user’s subscription:


By default, the subscription will remain active until the period ends. Pass true to immediately cancel a subscription.