Laravel Botman Chatbot Example

May 2, 2020 | Category : Laravel

This article will give you example of laravel chatbot tutorial. This post will give you simple example of chatbot in laravel. if you want to see example of install botman in laravel then you are a right place. i would like to share with you botman chatbot laravel example.

Chatbots is a popular in todays technology. everyone wants to put chatbots in his website because we can easily integrate command faq question and user can ask simple question regarding our website.

there are several bots are available in market. some company has it's own bot. but almost are paid so i will prefer to use botman that is open source chatbot with laravel. you can easily integrate with laravel too.

Bellow i listed some step to create very simple example to build chatbot with your existing laravel application. so let's follow few steps to get botman chatbot with your app.


Step 1: Install Laravel 5.8

first of all we need to get fresh Laravel 5.8 version application using bellow command, So open your terminal OR command prompt and run bellow command:

composer create-project --prefer-dist laravel/laravel blog

Step 2: Install Botman and Botman Driver

In this step we will install botman composer package and also install botman web driver. so we need to run following both command to install botman.

Install Botman:

composer require botman/botman

Install Botman Driver:

composer require botman/driver-web

Step 3: Create Configuration File

This step is not required to follow. But you can create configuration file for driver and cache. so let's create bot file on config folder and write code like as i gave you bellow:



return [

'conversation_cache_time' => 40,

'user_cache_time' => 30,




return [

'matchingData' => [

'driver' => 'web',



Step 4: Create Routes

Here, we need to add create routes for botman request. so open your "routes/web.php" file and add following route.


Route::get('/', function () {

return view('welcome');


Route::match(['get', 'post'], '/botman', 'BotManController@handle');

Step 5: Create Controller

In this step, we need to create one controller as BotManController. in this controller we need to write code of botman reply and conversation. you can also write your own logic latter.



namespace App\Http\Controllers;

use BotMan\BotMan\BotMan;

use Illuminate\Http\Request;

use BotMan\BotMan\Messages\Incoming\Answer;

class BotManController extends Controller



* Place your BotMan logic here.


public function handle()


$botman = app('botman');

$botman->hears('{message}', function($botman, $message) {

if ($message == 'hi') {



$botman->reply("write 'hi' for testing...");






* Place your BotMan logic here.


public function askName($botman)


$botman->ask('Hello! What is your Name?', function(Answer $answer) {

$name = $answer->getText();

$this->say('Nice to meet you '.$name);




Step 5: Update Blade File

In this file, we need to update some code on welcome balde file. we need to add botman widget in welcome.blade.php file.


<!doctype html>



<meta charset="utf-8">

<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">

<title>How to install Botman Chatbot in Laravel 5? -</title>

<link href=",600" rel="stylesheet">


html, body {

background-color: #fff;

color: #636b6f;

font-family: 'Nunito', sans-serif;

font-weight: 200;

height: 100vh;

margin: 0;






<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="">


var botmanWidget = {

aboutText: 'ssdsd',

introMessage: "✋ Hi! I'm form"



<script src=''></script>


Now we are ready to run our chatbot example with laravel 5.8 so run bellow command for quick run:

php artisan serve

Now you can open bellow URL on your browser:


We can also use some tutorials from here: Botman.

You can download code from git: Download Code from Github

I hope it can help you...

I hope it can help you....