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Zend Framework Website, v2.0

This is the next incarnation of the Zend Framework website, written using ZF2.


First step is grabbing dependencies. Run the following:

    php composer.phar install

At that point, you can test with the built-in webserver of PHP 5.4:

cd public
php -S localhost:8080

Alternately, configure a virtual host in the webserver of your choice.

Adding a Release

To update the site to include a new release, do the following:

make all VERSION=X.Y.Z

This will update the homepage, changelogs, and download pages, and ensure that the manual and apidoc version mappings are correct.

If the release date is other than the current date, you can also add a RELEASE_DATE variable on the commandline, in the format "YYYY-MM-DD".

Updating the Home Page

The template for the homepage is kept in data/homepage.phtml; if you need to make any additions or changes to it, please do so in that file.

To regenerate the homepage from the template -- for instance, to bring in the latest blog and security posts, run the following:

make homepage

Don't forget to commit the modified homepage view script when done!

Reference Guide

To configure the Reference Guide of ZF1 and ZF2, edit the file config/autoload/ and modify the variables named $zf1ManualPath and $zf2ManualPath, respectively.

Each path is related to a specific language and version of the reference guide. For instance, the English version of the 2.0 documentation is represented by:

    'zf_document_path' => array(
        '2.0' => array (
            'en' => 'path to /zf2-documentation/docs/_build/html/'

The path of ZF2 documentation must point to the contents of a documenation build folder, generally found in docs/_build/html/ of the zf2-documentation project; if you use the documentation distribution archives, you would simply point to the directory in which you unpack the archive. The configuration paths must end with the / (slash) character.

The 2.0 documentation files are generated using the Sphinx project. For more information on how to generate the ZF2 documentation, read the file of the zf2-documentation project.

The path of the ZF1 documentation must point to the folder views/manual/$VERSION/$LANG/ of the git:// project, where $VERSION is the version of Zend Framework, and $LANG is the language. As with the ZF2 configuration, the path must end with the / (slash) character.

Blog posts

Want to post something on the blog?

Create a post in data/posts that returns a PhlyBlog\Model\EntryEntity (you can use an existing post as a template). Then, simply send a pull request, and we'll review for inclusion.

To compile the blog, do the following from the root of the application:

% php public/index.php blog compile -e -c -r

Then add and commit the new and updated files.

Generating Changelogs

To add a new version to the changelog, execute the following:

php public/index.php changelog fetch --version=X.Y.Z

This will, by default, write to either data/zf1-changelog.php or data/zf2-changelog.php. If generating a changelog for a version prior to 1.12.4, you will need to ensure your local configuration includes appropriate JIRA credentials.


We use Sass as stylesheet language and the Sass mixing library Bourbon.

Make changes to the .scss files under public/css/scss/, and then compile them. To compile them, first ensure you have Sass installed:

% sudo gem install sass

and Bourbon:

% sudo gem install bourbon

Once you have, you can compile the CSS using the following:

% cd public/css
% sass scss/app.scss:app.min.css --style compressed

This will also generate a public/css/.sass-cache directory; do not commit this when you commit your changes.