Yii 2 + Vue.js Basic Project Template

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Yii 2 + Vue.js Project Template

This is a skeleton Vue.js application integrated with Yii 2 as a backend.

The template contains examples of using Vue.js and Yii2 including ajax request with enabled CSRF.


  app/                contains all vue.js templates
  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
  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. and you have node.js and yarn installed

If you do not have Node.js installed you can install it by following instructions

If you do not have Yarn installed you can install it by following instructions


Install via Composer

If you do not have Composer, you may install it by following the instructions at

You can then install this project template using the following command:

php composer.phar create-project --prefer-dist --stability=dev developeruz/yii-vue-app basic

Now you should be able to access the application through the following URL, assuming basic is the directory directly under the Web root.


If you have a problem with babel-loader please run:

npm cache clean -f
rm -rf node_modules/ package-lock.json
npm install
yarn dev


Please, check the Yii 2 Basic Project Template configuration section.


You can run console command to get a basic vue.js template for your components

php yii make/template --path=app/pages/TestComponent.vue

It will create a file TestComponent.vue with the following content

     export default {
         data() {
             return {
         mounted: function () {
         methods: {
         watch: {


Contributions are welcome and will be fully credited.