Yii 2 Basic Project Template
Yii 2 Basic Project Template is a skeleton Yii 2 application best for rapidly creating small projects.
The template contains the basic features including user login/logout and a contact page. It includes all commonly used configurations that would allow you to focus on adding new features to your application.
assets/ contains assets definition commands/ contains console commands (controllers) config/ contains application configurations controllers/ contains Web controller classes mail/ contains view files for e-mails models/ contains model classes runtime/ contains files generated during runtime tests/ contains various tests for the basic application vendor/ contains dependent 3rd-party packages views/ contains view files for the Web application web/ contains the entry script and Web resources
The minimum requirement by this project template that your Web server supports PHP 5.4.0.
Install from an Archive File
Extract the archive file downloaded from yiiframework.com to
a directory named
basic that is directly under the Web root.
Set cookie validation key in
config/web.php file to some random secret string:
'request' => [ // !!! insert a secret key in the following (if it is empty) - this is required by cookie validation 'cookieValidationKey' => '<secret random string goes here>', ],
You can then access the application through the following URL:
Install via Composer
You can then install this project template using the following command:
php composer.phar global require "fxp/composer-asset-plugin:~1.0.0" php composer.phar create-project --prefer-dist --stability=dev yiisoft/yii2-app-basic basic
Now you should be able to access the application through the following URL, assuming
basic is the directory
directly under the Web root.
Edit the file
config/db.php with real data, for example:
return [ 'class' => 'yii\db\Connection', 'dsn' => 'mysql:host=localhost;dbname=yii2basic', 'username' => 'root', 'password' => '1234', 'charset' => 'utf8', ];
NOTE: Yii won't create the database for you, this has to be done manually before you can access it.
Also check and edit the other files in the
config/ directory to customize your application.