This project is no longer maintained by KNP Labs
It is still good demo project to get started with Symfony2, but it will no longer recieve updates.
KnpIpsum: a demo Symfony2 application
KnpIpsum is a demo application using the most successful bundles. It lets you discover some of their features and shows you the code used to achieve the result.
The demo is available online at http://ipsum.knplabs.com
Browse the code on github.
- You will need git to get the project
- Check Symfony2 requirements
git clone git://github.com/knplabs/KnpIpsum.git bin/vendors install
To install the assets in the web folder, launch the following commands:
php app/console assets:install web php app/console --env=prod --no-debug assetic:dump
Should you need to overwrite the values used in the provided configuration,
you can configure the project by creating a
To do that, just copy the corresponding
To create the database launch the following commands:
php app/console doctrine:database:create php app/console doctrine:schema:create
Note: The first command requires to have enough rights for your MySQL user to create the database. If it is not the case, create an empty database by hand and use the second command to create the tables.
To load the fixtures (default location in
use the following command:
php app/console doctrine:fixtures:load
Note: Currently we are using MongoDB, so you need to have MongoDB installed and configured to be used with PHP. Also you don't have to create your database yourself, MongoDB can take care of it. If you don't have MongoDB installed go to MongoDB Quickstart
To create the database and collections and load them with fixtures data:
php app/console doctrine:mongodb:fixtures:load
If you just want to create the database and collections:
php app/console doctrine:mongodb:schema:create
To launch behat tests (located in the bundle Features directory):
php app/console --env=test behat @KnpIpsumBundle
To be able to send emails, please configure it in your local config. By default it will look for a SMTP server on localhost without authentication.
The main page of the application is configured at
/. Access it via
Reporting an issue
If you have some issue with KnpIpsum or if your bundle is not presented the good way in the demo, please open a ticket on the github issue tracker