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Showcase of Yii powered websites and projects.


  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
  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 7.0.


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 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

Permissions tree should be already initialized at step 3, so you can use user/assign to assign roles to users:

yii user/assign alex admin

Will assign admin role to user with username=alex.

5. You need LESS compiler in order to compile styles. In order to install it:

  • Install nodeJS
  • npm install -g less

6. Cron

*/10 * * * * php yii queue/run > /dev/null 2>&1
0 4 * * * php yii image/fetch > /dev/null 2>&1
0 5 * * * php yii check/all > /dev/null 2>&1


  1. docker-compose up.
  2. Add yiipowered.test to your hosts.
  3. There are .php-orig sample configs in config directory. Copy these to .php without -orig and adjust to your needs.
  4. docker exec -it yiipowered bash.
  5. composer install && php yii migrate.
  6. Use user/assign to assign roles to users.