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This project is supposed to provide a bridge between Zend Expressive and Phalcon Framework. It is partially tested but it might still include a lot of bugs, therefore do not consider it as production ready.


This step is optional but suggested to kick start your new project. Use Zend Expressive skeleton by running the command below, to create a suggested project structure.

$ composer create-project zendframework/zend-expressive-skeleton <project-path>

When asked to select the router, type:


When asked to select DI container, type:


Phalcon Router

Creation of a router boils down to this simple lines:

use PhalconExpressive\PhalconRouter;

$router = new PhalconRouter;

PhalconExpressive\PhalconRouter depends on Phalcon\Mvc\Router and Phalcon\Mvc\Url. If you want to provide alternative instances of these services, you might do so by passing them as constructor arguments. Otherwise they will be created using default values.

use Phalcon\Mvc;
use PhalconExpressive\PhalconRouter;
use Zend\Expressive\AppFactory;

$url = new Mvc\Url;

$router = new Mvc\Router;
$router->setEventsManager(new Phalcon\Events\Manager);

$router = new PhalconRouter(null, $url);
$app = AppFactory::create(null, $router);

The simplest way to integrate the Phalcon router is to define it in invokable dependencies in the routes config:

return [
    'dependencies' => [
        'invokables' => [
            Zend\Expressive\Router\RouterInterface::class => PhalconExpressive\PhalconRouter::class,
    'routes' => [
            'name' => 'home',
            'path' => '/',
            'middleware' => App\Action\HomePageAction::class,
            'allowed_methods' => ['GET'],
            'name' => '',
            'path' => '/api/ping',
            'middleware' => App\Action\PingAction::class,
            'allowed_methods' => ['GET'],

Phalcon DI

Phalcon Expressive includes an implementation of Interop\Container\ContainerInterface that is build on top of Phalcon\DI. In order to set up the container, create a new file config/container.php and add following content to it:


use PhalconExpressive\PhalconDI;

// Load configuration
$config = require 'config.php';

$di = new PhalconDI;
$di->set('config', $config);

// Inject factories
foreach ($config['dependencies']['factories'] as $name => $object) {
    $di->set($name, function() use ($object, $di) {
        return (new $object)->__invoke($di);

// Inject invokables
foreach ($config['dependencies']['invokables'] as $name => $object) {
    $di->set($name, $object);

return $di;

That's it, Phalcon\DI should be set up and ready to serve as DI container for Zend Expressive.


  • Extend router functionality
  • Add volt integration