In a recent post to the Laravel News site, there's a post showing how to make use of a PHP package for storing and retrieving global settings that are then store them locally on the filesystem as a JSON-formatted document.
In applications it is often useful to have a way to store some global settings. These settings are not related to a specific model, such as a user, but to the system as a whole. You can achieve this with Eloquent, of course, but I never felt that was the right approach given you are saving non-relational data in a relational system. I found Spatie’s Valuestore package to be the perfect fit for creating a settings repository for an application.
The package will take your settings and store them as a JSON file on the local filesystem. Let’s use the example of having a banner notification at the top of your application. The banner notification is visible on every page and an admin can update the text it contains.
The tutorial walks you through the installation of the package via Composer and how to create the initial
Valuestore instance, pointing it to a file on the local disk. It includes sample code showing how to push and pull values from the store including in your Blade templates. The tutorial also shows the binding of the store to the container and how to define it as a global helper.