Traits in PHP

Trait

Laravel Tutorials, Tips & Tricks

If you worked with abstract objects before, you are aware of the single inheritance limitation, traits fix this in a very elegant way to allow us to write re-usable code.

Creating traits

Traits are created using the trait keyword:

Using traits

To add a trait to a class, use the use keyword within the class:

That’s it! now you have all the trait’s methods available, to use multiple traits you can declare them on the same line separating them with a comma:

Note: traits can’t be instantiated.

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