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project yii2-app-workshop

Yii 2 Workshop Project Template



Yii 2 Workshop Project Template

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Yii 2 Workshop Project Template

Yii 2 Workshop Project Template is a skeleton Yii 2 application best for rapidly creating small projects., (*1)

The template is single with more extension for workshop purpose. It includes all commonly used configurations that would allow you to focus on adding new features to your application., (*2)

Latest Stable Version Total Downloads Build Status, (*3)


  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
  migrations/         contains database migrations
  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 project template that your Web server supports PHP 5.4.0., (*4)


Install from an Archive File

Extract the archive file downloaded from yiiframework.com to a directory named basic that is directly under the Web root., (*5)

Set cookie validation key in config/web.php file to some random secret string:, (*6)

'request' => [
    // !!! insert a secret key in the following (if it is empty) - this is required by cookie validation
    'cookieValidationKey' => '<secret random string goes here>',

You can then access the application through the following URL:, (*7)


Install via Composer

If you do not have Composer, you may install it by following the instructions at getcomposer.org., (*8)

You can then install this project template using the following command:, (*9)

php composer.phar global require "fxp/composer-asset-plugin:~1.1.0"
php composer.phar create-project --prefer-dist --stability=dev hscstudio/yii2-app-workshop workshop



Create a new database and adjust the components['db'] configuration the file config/db.php with real data, for example:, (*10)

return [
    'class' => 'yii\db\Connection',
    'dsn' => 'mysql:host=localhost;dbname=yii2workshop',
    'username' => 'root',
    'password' => '1234',
    'charset' => 'utf8',

Apply migrations with console command, (*11)

yii migrate, (*12)

Now you should be able to access the application through the following URL, assuming workshop is the directory directly under the Web root., (*13)


NOTES: - Check and edit the other files in the config/ directory to customize your application as required. - Refer to the README in the tests direcotry for information specific to basic application tests., (*14)

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