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yiifeed is a pre-moderated news aggregator.


  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 application that your Web server supports PHP 5.4.0.

API docs.


1. Framework and dependencies

If you do not have Composer, you may install it by following the instructions at

You can then install this application template using the following command:

composer global require "fxp/composer-asset-plugin"
composer install

2. Configs

There are more .php-orig sample configs in config directory. Copy these to .php without -orig and adjust to your needs.

3. Database

Create a database. By this moment you should have config/db.php. Specify your database connection there.

Then apply migrations by running:

yii migrate

4. Permissions

Initilize permissions tree by running:

yii rbac/init 

You can use rbac/assign to assign roles to users:

yii rbac/assign admin alex
yii rbac/assign moderator boris

Will assign admin role to user with username=alex and moderator role to user with username=boris.

5. Cron

*/10 * * * * php yii queue/run > /dev/null 2>&1