Yii 2 Practical-B Application Template
The Yii 2 Practical-B Application Template is a skeleton Yii 2 application based on the yii2-basic template best for rapidly creating small projects. The template allows a practical method to directly access the application from the app root.
The template contains the basic features including user login/logout and a contact page. It includes all commonly used configurations that would allow you to focus on adding new features to your application.
After installing a
app, in the yii2-basic application you normally would access the
However, in many practical scenarios (especially on shared and single domain hosts) one would want their users to directly access the app as:
yii2-app-practical-b enables you to achieve just that by carefully moving and rearranging the
bootstrap files and web components of frontend to work directly out of the app root. The
web folder is entirely eliminated and one can directly access the application frontend
All other aspects of the app configuration remain the same as the yii2-basic app. The original
in the approot is renamed to
assets_b, while the
web/assets folder moves to app root.
- The template has some security preconfigured for users with Apache web servers. It has a default
.htaccesssecurity configuration setup.
- The template has prettyUrl enabled by default and the changes have been made to
.htaccessas well as
urlManagercomponent config in the config directory.
The minimum requirement by this application template that your Web server supports PHP 5.4.0.
Extract the archive file downloaded from yiiframework.com to
a directory named
practical-b that is directly under the Web root.
Note: When using a archive file method, the vendor folder is not automatically created. You must extract the yii2-basic vendor folder from here. Then you must copy this folder directly under the app root (i.e.
Set cookie validation key in
config/web.php file to some random secret string:
'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:
You can then install this application template using the following command:
php composer.phar global require "fxp/composer-asset-plugin:1.0.0" php composer.phar create-project --prefer-dist --stability=dev kartik-v/yii2-app-practical-b practical-b
Now you should be able to access the application through the following URL, assuming
practical-b is the directory
directly under the Web root.
Edit the file
config/db.php with real data, for example:
return [ 'class' => 'yii\db\Connection', 'dsn' => 'mysql:host=localhost;dbname=yii2practicalb', 'username' => 'root', 'password' => '1234', 'charset' => 'utf8', ];
- Yii won't create the database for you, this has to be done manually before you can access it.
- Check and edit the other files in the
config/directory to customize your application as required.
- Refer to the README in the
testsdirectory for information specific to basic application tests.