How to use SendGrid dynamic templates in Laravel?

Send transactional emails in Laravel using SendGrid's dynamic templates feature.
Ahmet Özışık · Founder · August 12th, 2022

If you are building Laravel apps that send transactional emails, perhaps you've run into situations where the client or the marketing department asks for simple changes in those email templates. If you're using SendGrid to send out your emails, there's another way.

You can use SendGrid's dynamic templates feature to create and maintain your transactional email templates using a drag & drop UI. Dynamic templates support handlebars, so you can still insert variables or run if/else checks and even for loops.

How to set it up?

If you're normally using Laravel's notifications feature, and wonder how you can send notifications using Sendgrid dynamic templates, then we have a package for you 📦 (view it on Github)

Simply require the package:

swiftmade/laravel-sendgrid-notification-channel

Then in your notification class, make the following changes:

<?php

namespace App\Notifications;

use Illuminate\Notifications\Notification;
use NotificationChannels\SendGrid\SendGridChannel; // <-- import this

class ExampleNotification extends Notification
{
    public function via($notifiable)
    {
        return [
            SendGridChannel::class, // <-- add this
        ];
    }

    // And finally this...
    public function toSendGrid($notifiable)
    {
        return (new SendGridMessage('Your SendGrid template ID'))
            /**
             * optionally set the from address.
             * by default this comes from config/mail.from
             * ->from('no-reply@test.com', 'App name')
             */
            /**
             * optionally set the recipient.
             * by default it's $notifiable->email:
             * ->to('hello@example.com', 'Mr. Smith')
             */
            ->payload([
                "variable" => "value"
            ]);
	}
}

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