- PHP 5.5 or newer
- A database. I use MySQL in this repo for now, but others should work as well. Check out the RedBean documentation for that.
- An Apache webserver if you want to use the .htaccess URL rewriting. But other webservers should work as well; check out the Slim documentation for that.
- PDO plus driver for your database (Usually installed)
- Multibyte String Support (Usually installed too)
Install Lagan Todo-Backend
First install Lagan Todo-Backend and its dependencies with Composer with this command:
$ php composer.phar create-project lagan/lagan-todobackend [project-name]
(Replace [project-name] with the desired directory name for your new project)
The Composer script creates the cache directory, config.php file and RedBean rb.php file for you.
Update config.php with:
- your database settings
- your server paths
- the admin user(s) and their password(s)
Lagan uses Slim HTTP Basic Authentication middleware to authenticate users for the admin interface. Make sure to change the password in config.php, and use HTTPS to login securely.
About the Lagan Todo-Backend
Todo content model
The Lagan Todo-Backend uses the Todo content model. This is in the Todo.php file in the models/lagan directory. It contains a type, a description and an aray with different content properties, just like any Lagan model.
If you want to work with Lagan, you can add your own content models by just adding class files like this to the models/lagan directory. Lagan will automatically create and update database tables for them. Nice!
The Todo content model the Boolean, Hashid, Slug and String property types. All property types have their own Lagan Property type controller. Each property type controller is a dependency, added with Composer using the composer.json file. This way new property types can be developed seperate from the Lagan project code. There are many more Lagan property type controllers available.
Todo-Backend API routes
The Todo-Backend API routes are in the todobackend.php file in the routes directory.
All routes in this directory are automatically included in your Lagan app.
Lagan comes with a web interface that is "automagically" created. You can enter the Lagan web interface by going to the /admin directory on the webserver where you installed Lagan. Here you can log in with the username and password you added in the config.php file. Now you can add or edit content objects based on the Lagan models.
Why use Lagan?
- Content models are easily created and modified
- Content models consist of a simple combination of arrays
- Content models can be any combination of properties
- Configuration and editing are separated
- All configuration is done by code, so developers are in control there
- Content can be edited with a web interface, so editors can do their thing
- The web interface is automagically created
- Lagan is built on proven open-source PHP libraries:
- It is easy to extend with new content property types
More about Lagan
You can learn more about Lagan on the Lagan website.