Yii2 Dashboard is a module that allows you to create and manage dashboards using custom layouts and panels.

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Yii2 Dashboard is a module that allows you to create and manage admin dashboards using custom layouts and panels.


Yii2-dashboard is designed to work out of the box, meaning that installation requires minimal steps. Only one configuration step should be taken and you are ready to have a dynamic dashboard on your Yii2 website.

1. Download

The preferred way to install this extension is through composer.

Either run

php composer.phar require --prefer-dist esoftslimited/yii2-dashboard "*"

or add

"esoftslimited/yii2-dashboard": "*"

to the require section of your composer.json file.


2. Configure

Add following lines to your main configuration file:

NOTE: Make sure that you don't have dashboard component or module configuration in your config files. otherwise this step will override it

'modules' => [
    'dashboard' => [
        'class' => 'esoftslimited\dashboard\Module',

Where do I go now?

You have Yii2-dashboard installed. Now you can start adding panels on to your dashboard using this method


The addPanel() function accepts 3 parameters

$name; /** name of the panel **/
$view; /** content of the panel **/
$section; /** section where the panel will be displayed**/

NOTE: You can add as many panel as you wish

Playing around with layouts?

The dashboard component allows custom layouts using the following function

\Yii::$app->dashboard->setLayout(String $layout);

Displaying The panels?

On your admin/dashboad view invoke


to display your panels

Full Example?

On your dashboard view add the following

    $layout='<div class="row"><div class="col-md-8">{stats}</div> <div class="col-md-4">{test2}</div></div></div>';
   \Yii::$app->dashboard->addPanel('test2','<dic class="row">Example</div>');

What next after this? (Our Roadmap)

The module is still on dev we are hoping to achieve a dynamic easy to use plugin

  1. Add module hooks,where modules will be able to 'inject' thier panels to the dashboard on-the-fly
  2. Allow using yii\widgets\Block on layouts
  3. Utilize cache for enhacing performace
  4. Add hooks for allowing draggable and saving user settings to the database
  5. Add many useful functions on dashboard component;
  6. Design default module for diplaying dashboard that is flexible and extensible
  7. Organize this ToDo in order of priority
  8. Relax and develop