# Registering actions

# Why do actions need to be registered?

Some features that Laravel Actions supports require them to be registered globally. These features are the following.

  • Registering actions as commands automatically if a signature is provided.
  • Registering routes directly within actions.

Thus, for these features to work, we need to know where the actions are kepts so we can register them.

# Updating the paths to register actions

By default, Laravel Actions will look into the app/Actions folder (or any of its subfolders).

You can change that behaviour by calling the paths() method from the Actions Facade within the register method of your AppServiceProvider.

# Provide your Actions folder.

# You can also provide multiple folders.
    'app/Actions', // <- default

# Disabling the registration of actions

If none of the features listed above are needed for your application, you may disable registering actions entirely via the dontRegister method.


# Alternative for "Registering actions as commands automatically"

When disabling the registration of actions, you will need to manually register actions as commands. You can do this by calling the registerCommand static method in your routes/console.php file.


# Alternative for "Registering routes directly within actions"

When disabling the registration of actions, you will not be able to define your routes within the static routes method. Instead, you will need to define them in your routes files. See "Registering actions in routes files".