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Gii Template Collection with code templates for models and CRUDs


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The gii-template-collection (gtc) contains templates for the Yii Framework Gii module.

For a Yii 2 port of this project, please visit giiant.


  • relation handling
  • YiiBooster integration
  • giic prove
  • customize inputs with code-providers, detect input-type by model and column
    • date and time pickers
    • checkboxes
    • relation widgets
    • editable grid columns
    • partial views
    • enum fields
  • multi languages


  • FullModule
  • FullModel
    • default (BaseModel, Model)
    • singlefile (Model)
  • FullCrud
    • slim
    • hybrid
    • legacy (original gtc)

NOTE! Relation widgets moved to


  • PHP 5.3 and short_open_tags = On



Get it via composer:

composer.phar require phundament/gii-template-collection


Download latest release To use it, simply extract the content of the archive into your application extensions/ directory.


  1. Configure the templates in the generatorPaths section of the gii configuration inside your application configuration:

        'password'=>'<your gii password>',

    After that, the new generators of gtc should be available in your Gii index page.

  2. The last step is to add some gtc components to your import path so they can be found by the application:

    // autoloading model and component classes
        // relation widget and save behavior


Full Module

  • open Gii
  • select FullModule
  • enter Module ID
  • click preview
  • click generate

Full Model

  • open Gii
  • select FullModel
  • enter model class
  • click preview
  • click generate


Note: Generated templates require clevertech/yiibooster >=1.1.1

  • open Gii
  • select FullCrud
  • enter model class
  • click preview
  • click generate

Template slim

Requirements:, schmunk42/yii-relation

Template hybrid

An enhanced hybrid between the default/slim templates and the bootstrap crud generator.

Requires x-editable-yii and echosen.


Code Providers

The FullCrudCode is able to access providers from a provider-queue to render fields, labels, etc. You can call a provider from your template with, eg.:

$this->provider()->generateColumn($this->modelClass, $column)

FullCrudCode will walk the provider queue until it finds a provider which has the requested method AND which returns not null. This is on of the major differences compared to a behavior.


Render a populated dropdown, if the model contains and optsColumnName() method.

public function generateActiveField($model, $column)
    $func = "opts".str_replace("_","",$column->name);
    if (method_exists($model, $func)) {
        return "echo \$form->dropDownList(\$model,'{$column->name}',{$model}::{$func}());";

Coding Standards

GTC is using <?=""?> Bobsled Coding Style.

  • Write PHP code to be generated wrapped in short-open-echo tags and double quotes
  • Use bobsled only for generating PHP code (in the gtc templates), DO NOT use short open tags in outputted code (yet)
  • Use brackets {} to insert variables for generated code
  • Use a provider to generate fields, labels, relations and columns.
  • Follow guidelines for-good schema design from the Yii Wiki
  • Use a UNIQUE index over both of your foreign keys in your MANY_MANY tables



Known Problems and Limitations

  • gtc does not support composite primary keys




This project has been originally created by thyseus back in 2010.

To quote from the original project page:

Please enjoy this extension and let us collect as many Templates as possible for other people to enjoy. (haml, smarty, dwoo, twig, ...)

In 2011 schmunk create the currently active fork of the project from revision 186 of the Google Code repository.

While there has been much, much, much, … code added over the time. At the end of July 2013 gtc was completely refurbished.


Active maintainers are written in bold.


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