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Symfony Blog Bundle

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Engine for creating simple blog or adding one to the existing project

Symfony Bundle for simple blog. In active development now.

This doc explains integration in existing project, which requires a lot of work. Currently I working on improvement and simplification of this process. You're welcome to report issues

For quick and easy stand-alone installation please check


Version <= v1.1.9 tested on symfony 2.7 and 2.8. Version >= 2.0.0 supports symfony >= 3.0 Can be used it in existing project, but depends of complexity of project integration/dependency problems can happen. Fill free to create issue/pull request with problem description

For stand-alone installation, install symfony >= 3.0 first:

composer.phar create-project symfony/framework-standard-edition test

For using in existing project skip this step.

Than install bundle:

$ composer.phar require harentius/blog-bundle
  1. Enable bundles in the kernel:
// app/AppKernel.php

public function registerBundles()
    $bundles = array(
        // ...
        new Stof\DoctrineExtensionsBundle\StofDoctrineExtensionsBundle(),
        new Knp\Bundle\PaginatorBundle\KnpPaginatorBundle(),
        new Knp\Bundle\MenuBundle\KnpMenuBundle(),
        new WhiteOctober\BreadcrumbsBundle\WhiteOctoberBreadcrumbsBundle(),
        new Sonata\CoreBundle\SonataCoreBundle(),
        new Sonata\BlockBundle\SonataBlockBundle(),
        new Sonata\DoctrineORMAdminBundle\SonataDoctrineORMAdminBundle(),
        new Sonata\AdminBundle\SonataAdminBundle(),
        new Sonata\TranslationBundle\SonataTranslationBundle(),
        new FOS\JsRoutingBundle\FOSJsRoutingBundle(),
        new Presta\SitemapBundle\PrestaSitemapBundle(),
        new Symfony\Cmf\Bundle\RoutingBundle\CmfRoutingBundle(),
        new Eko\FeedBundle\EkoFeedBundle(),
        new Liip\ImagineBundle\LiipImagineBundle(),
        new Hautelook\AliceBundle\HautelookAliceBundle(),

        new Harentius\BlogBundle\HarentiusBlogBundle(),

    // ...
  1. Include configuration and routing: There are lot of predefined configuration, very basic. You can use you own, it is just examples. (Used to configure SonataAdminBundle and Security)



    - { resource: "@HarentiusBlogBundle/Resources/config/config.yml" }
    - { resource: "@HarentiusBlogBundle/Resources/config/security.yml" }

You can use your own security configuration or predefined by HarentiusBlogBundle. In last case, you should remove:

    - { resource: security.yml }

(Because Symfony demands to store security configuration in one file.)


    resource: "@HarentiusBlogBundle/Resources/config/routing.yml"
    prefix:   /

    resource: "@HarentiusBlogBundle/Resources/config/routing-admin.yml"
    prefix:   /admin
  1. Configure:
    # Localizations to be used by blog
    locales: ['en', 'ua']
        # Path where previews stored
        image_previews_base_uri: /assets/images/preview/
        # ~ - no cache, 0 - unlimited cache
        cache_lifetime: 3600
        # Max tags number (ordered by max popularity)
        tags_limit: 10
        # Percent tags size, unlimited variants number (valid values: [50, 100], [25, 50, 75, 100], etc)
        tag_sizes: [65, 80, 100]
        # ~ - no page, feed only or page slug
        page_slug: index
        # ~ - no feed
            # ~ - all
            category: ~
            # Last articles number
            number: 6
        posts_per_page: 20
    # For avoiding internal apc cache conflicts if run multiple sites on one server.
        apc_global_prefix: blog
        statistics_cache_lifetime: 3600
  1. Create/Update your DB according to chosen installation type
bin/console doctrine:database:create
bin/console doctrine:schema:create


bin/console doctrine:schema:update
  1. Populate initial DB values (admin user default credentials: admin/admin, homepage data, etc)
bin/console hautelook_alice:doctrine:fixtures:load
  1. Install Assets
bin/console assets:dump
bin/console assets:install

Resources - example of blog (currently working project that uses this bundle) - repository of this project


1) Remove VK dependency/make it optional, same for sharing buttons

2) Improve file uploading

3) Write tests
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