php – How to link external CSS and Script (assets) in Laravel 5.1 project-ThrowExceptions

Exception or error:

Hi guys am new to Laravel and this is my first project to do in laravel, I had trouble linking my assets(CSS & Js) file on my views.. I did a research an found if I will use {{URL::asset('assets/plugins/bootstrap/css/bootstrap.min.css')}} in Laravel 5.1 it will work. I did succeed when it was just a single link, but when I add other links..

<link rel="stylesheet" href="{{URL::asset('assets/plugins/animate.css')}}">
<link rel="stylesheet" href="{{URL::asset('assets/plugins/line-icons/line-icons.css')}}">
<link rel="stylesheet" href="{{URL::asset('assets/plugins/parallax-slider/css/parallax-slider.css')}}">
<link rel="stylesheet" href="{{URL::asset('assets/css/custom.css')}}">

The server denied the access to all files in assets folder Access forbidden!.
My .htaccess file code is..

<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
<IfModule mod_negotiation.c>
    Options -MultiViews
RewriteEngine On

# Redirect Trailing Slashes If Not A Folder...
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule ^(.*)/$ /$1 [L,R=301]

# Handle Front Controller...
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteRule ^ index.php [L]

Question is if .htaccess file had a problem why when I put one asset link it accept?
Or what is the proper way of linking the files?
Am using XAMPP as my local server.
*Guy I just learned Laravel yesterday so be easy on me… Thanks in advance

How to solve:

You can use laravel blade template method

{!! HTML::style('css/style.css') !!}

{!! HTML::script('js/script.js') !!}

Note :you should add css files into public folder means in my example it will be like public/css folder.
same will be applied to jquery files also.

also you can add following way if you are using online links

<link rel="stylesheet" href="">
<link rel="stylesheet" href="">
<script src=""></script>
<script src=""></script>

or else

<link rel="stylesheet" href="{{ URL::asset('css/style.css') }}" />
<script type="text/javascript" src="{{ URL::asset('js/jquery.js') }}"></script>


try this and replace css with your folder name.

<link rel="stylesheet" href="{{asset('css/home.css')}}">


When adding assets it’s best to use assets helper

For external

<link rel="stylesheet" href="{{asset('//')}}">

and also laravel ships with an htaccess file try replace it with yours

Also give correct permissions to your directories

Folders 755

Files 644

Apart from;

app/storage 777 (or 755 with owner as webserver user)


Use Laravel Collective HTML Package

After installed this package you can use like this

{!! Html::style('your/css/file.css') !!}
{!! Html::script('your/js/file.js') !!}
{!! Html::image('your/image/file.jpg') !!}


Thanks guys for a help I did solve my problem.

  1. I went again at
    • there I found they say $url = asset('img/photo.jpg'); will give me the url to my asset file.
  2. So I Route…

    Route::get('check', function () {
    $url = asset('assets/css/headers/header-default.css');
    return $url;

    I got the link http://localhost/Dentist/public/assets/css/headers/header-default.css

  3. So i just violate the rule if there was any and I did this in my stylesheet.

<link rel="stylesheet" href="<?php echo $url = asset('assets/css/style.css'); ?>">

–> ** Apart from that you can do this **


because as the said if you use blade, then there is no need of using <?php echo ; ?> command… so I replaced <?php echo $url = ; ?> with {!! asset('assets/css/...') !!}
Make sure your files are in public/assets/ directory

Thanks all


In my case me looked upper of the place dropped the error.
I found me has missed a ” ‘ ” character in a same looked declaration:

<script src="{{asset('js/bootstrap.min.js)}}"></script>

somewhere up there.
As you can see there missed character ” ‘ ” after “.js”
So that all underneath declarations havent ” ‘ ” pair until this error place

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