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minPHP is an extremely lightweight MVC framework for PHP application development.

Caution: This repository is for minPHP 1.0, see minPHP 0.x for the previous version.


  • PHP 5.3.0 or greater

Getting Started

  1. Extract all the contents of the /src/ directory to a publically accessible web directory.
  2. Load the web directory in your browser.
  3. If your webserver does not support .htaccess files, delete the .htaccess file in the /src/ directory. You will need to access all URIs with a preceding "index.php/".

Controllers, Views, and URIs

Controllers are PHP class files that handle URI requests. Each controller and controller method (known as an action) represent a URI segment. For example, the "Foo" controller can be accessed at /foo/. This would automatically invoke the Foo::index() method. This method could explicitly be invoked using the /foo/index/ URI. Similarly, the "bar" method of Foo can be accessed at /foo/bar/.

Each View is linked to a specific action. That is, each controller method has its own view. A view is simply a PHP Data Template (.pdt file), which typically contain HTML and PHP. The view for /foo/index/ would be foo.pdt. The view for /foo/bar/ would be foo_bar.pdt. Views are located in the /src/app/views/default/ directory.

Controllers are initialized with two view objects. One for the action's view and another called "structure". The structure view (/src/app/views/default/structure.pdt) contains the content used in all views.

Passing Variables to Views

Passing variables to views from a controller is simple:

class Foo extends AppController

	public function index()
		$my_var = array(1,2,3);
		$this->set("my_var", $my_var);


You can also set multiple variables all at once:

class Foo extends AppController

	public function index()
		$my_var = array(1,2,3);
		$my_other_var = array("a","b","c");
		$this->set(compact("my_var", "my_other_var"));


To set variables in the structure view use:

$this->structure->set("my_var", $my_var);

Directory Structure

	/controllers 	- where all controllers are to be placed
	/models 		- where all models are to be placed
	/views			- where all views are to be placed
		/default	- a collection of related display components
/cache				- where cached views are stored (must be writable to use)
/components			- where components are placed
/config				- where configuration files are to be stored
/helpers			- where all helpers are located
/language			- each language has its own directory in here
	/en_us			- the default language directory
/lib				- where all core minPHP files are located
/plugins			- where all minPHP plugins are stored
/vendors			- where vendor code is placed (i.e. third party libraries)
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