Material Blog with Laravel has all the core features you need in a blog, right out of the box:
A homepage which lists featured and latest articles
A top authors section
Articles listed by category, tag or author
A search results page
Article page (complete with related articles and a comment section)
The homepage is structured in three sections:
the featured articles section. Featured articles are selected by the admin from the Material Dashboard admin panel
a list of the latest articles
a section with the most popular authors
In the App\Http\HomeController you can see how data gets added to the page . "published", "publishedUntilToday" and "showHomepage" are local scopes and can be found in Article model. "userIsAuthor"
is also a local scope which can be found in the User model.
The Resources\Views\Blog\Home.blade.php holds the information about featured articles, latest articles and top authors.