A BEAR.Sunday based CMS

v0.1.0 2014-10-26 16:19 UTC

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The resource centric CMS written in BEAR.Sunday and Angular.js

Why do we need another PHP CMS? How is Spout Different?

  • A resource centric CMS.
  • Pages, blog posts, menus and blocks available as resources.
  • Create your own custom resource types.
  • Angular.JS based single page admin app is provided.
  • The admin app merely is a consumer of the RESTful API that is powering your app.
  • Overriding of core CMS simply by using DI and AOP and adding your own resources.
  • A modern PHP developer friendly setup.
  • Embed content into any PHP app (Laravel, Symfony, Zend Framework etc) All welcome!
  • To maximise integration with other composer based PHP libraries.
  • Everything is a resource, you can manipulate anything in any REST client.


I am looking for others to work with me on this app. Please send your pull requests in!

Other tools

  • phpunit.xml for phpunit
  • .travis.yml for Travis CI
  • Grunt
  • Angular.js
  • Karma
  • Jasmine
  • Twitter Bootstrap


  • PHP 5.4+
  • Apache - (will add NGINX examples soon).

Getting started


To install Spout you need to checkout the example app

git clone {yourapp}
cd {yourapp}
composer install


There are various contexts that can be implemented and you may have for example both production and api. You can add any contexts as you wish the default included contexts are as follows:

  • api
  • dev
  • test
  • production

Database Config

Edit database configuration files in conf/contexts/{context}.php to match up the context to your database. The context would usually be (dev|test|production). Default base config files are added at conf/defaults.php



$config = [
    'driver' => 'pdo_sqlite',
    'path' => __DIR__ . '/test_db.sqlite3', // sets DB location to root path
    'charset' => 'UTF8'

return [
    'master_db' => $config,
    'slave_db' => $config


My production.php file looks something like this:

// @Named($key) => instance
$config = [
    // database
    'master_db' => [
        'driver' => 'pdo_mysql',
        'host' => 'localhost',
        'dbname' => 'spout',
        'user' => $id,
        'password' => $password,
        'charset' => 'UTF8'
    'slave_db' => [
        'driver' => 'pdo_mysql',
        'host' => 'localhost',
        'dbname' => 'spout',
        'user' => $slaveId,
        'password' => $slavePassword,
        'charset' => 'UTF8'
    // constants
    'app_name' => __NAMESPACE__,
    'tmp_dir' => "{$appDir}/var/tmp",
    'log_dir' => "{$appDir}/var/log",
    'lib_dir' => "{$appDir}/var/lib",
    'upload_dir' => "{$appDir}/var/www/uploads"

return $config;

Installation command

From inside your site run ./vendor/bin/spout install -e {CONTEXT}

PHP Built in Webserver

php -S localhost:8080 -t var/www var/www/index.php


Set your DocumentRoot to "{DOCUMENT_ROOT}/var/www"


You can make your website up of more than one Spout app. The other apps you have will be installed via composer. The app settings live in conf/apps.php

The example app has been added as bobscars and lives in the local src directory as the PSR-4 namespace Bob\BobsCars.

If for example Bob's cars was reliant on another Spout app called Bob\BobsCarStock you can add that the config would look like:

return [
    'site' => 'Bobs Cars',
    'apps' => [
        'bobscars' => ['namespace' => 'Bob\\BobsCars'],
        'bobsstock' => ['namespace' => 'Bob\\BobsCarStock']
    'default' => 'bobscars'

*** Note: JS, CSS and the www webroot will not be shared. You will need to arrange the copying of these yourself.***

Resources, Interceptors and Routes will all be available to you normally.


Default routing is based on Aura Router. Example routes have been added to conf/routes.php

$routes->add('bobscars', [
    ['home', '/', 'index'],
    ['blog-index', '/blog/', 'blog/index', ['tokens' => ['slug' => '[^/]+']]],
    ['blog-detail', '/blog/{slug}', 'blog/detail', ['tokens' => ['slug' => '[^/]+']]],
    ['cardetail', '/cardetail/{id}', 'cars/detail'],
    ['car_resource', '/api/cardetail/{slug}', 'resources/detail', [
            'tokens' => ['slug' => '[^/]+'],
            'values' => ['type' => 'cars']

Create Admin user - only able to do when no user is available

curl -XPOST 'http://localhost:8080/api/users/index' -d '{
    "email": "",
    "password": "secret",
    "name": "Richard McIntyre",
    "role": {
        "id": "1",
        "name": "Admin"

Admin Access

You can access the control panel at



 $ ./vendor/bin/spout migrate -e {CONTEXT}


$ ./vendor/bin/spout rollback -e {CONTEXT} -t 0