PaystackLite: Getting Started With Paystack Fluent APIs In Your Laravel Application

Published 2 weeks ago • 2 mins read

Earlier this week, I wrote an article on how to setup Paystack checkout form. Yeah I did but that's not all PaystackLite can offer.

In this article I will be walking you through how you can hit Paystack endpoints using PaystackLite. Let's get started.

Installing PaystackLite

Install the package with composer.

composer require stephenjude/paystack-lite

If you are using Laravel less than 5.4, add the line below to the providers array in your config/app.php file.

Stephenjude\PaystackLite\PaystackLiteServiceProvider::class,

Update your .env file and add your public key, secret key, customer default email and payment url.

PAYSTACK_PUBLIC_KEY=xxxxxxxxxxxxx
PAYSTACK_SECRET_KEY=xxxxxxxxxxxxx
PAYSTACK_PAYMENT_URL=https://api.paystack.co
PAYSTACK_CUSTOMER_DEFAULT_EMAIL=general@email.com

Paystack Fluent APIs

PaystackLite is wrapped around Xeviant Paystack package. So you can use all paystack fluent APIs provided in the package. There are three different ways to make use of this package.

Instantiate PaystackLite Class

<?php 
use Stephenjude\PaystackLite\PaystackLite

$paystack = new PaystackLite;

// Returns a list of your customers
$data = $paystack->api()->customers()->list();

This is basically accessing the fluent APIs through an instance of PaystackLite class.

PaystackLite Facade

<?php 
use Stephenjude\PaystackLite\Facades\PaystackLite;

// Returns a list of your transactions
$data = PaystackLite::api()->transactions()->list();

This is Laravel Facades doing the magic for us.

App Service Container

This is my most preferred method of using Paystack fluent APIs provided in this package. You


With this method you don't need to import or instantiate any class to make use of the PaystackLite class. You only need to call app('paystack') helper function followed by fluent methods as show above.

Here is an example on how to get a list of all the plans in your Paystack account.

<?php

// returns a list of your paystack plans
app('paystack')->api()->plans()->list();

Supported APIs

Here is a list of endpoints supported in this package

All supported endpoints are covered here in details.

Conclusion

I believe you now have an understanding of how PaystackLite works. You can go through the documentation for more details and don't forget to star PaystackLite on Github. If you have any question drop it in the comment section below.

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