A simple scaffold to create crap CRUD based application using Silex

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Silex Manager is a easy way to create crap CRUD based application. We know that CRUD based apps is so bad, but It's needed some times.

Now you can create crap application in minutes

Silex Manager



You have to set the minimum-stability to dev and then run:

$ composer require malukenho/silex-manager


  • twig/twig
  • symfony/twig-bridge
  • symfony/session
  • symfony/form
  • symfony/security-csrf
  • symfony/translation


First of all, you need to register the ManagerControllerProvider to your Silex\Application. For now you should pass a PDO instance to the our provider.

$adapter = new \Manager\Db\Adapter\PdoAdapter($pdo);
$app->mount('/manager', new \Manager\Controller\ManagerControllerProvider($adapter));

When you install the Silex Manager, you don't need to install Silex, because it's already installed. And all dependencies is installed too. You just want to config this dependencies properly.

$app->register(new Provider\TwigServiceProvider(), [
    // Use this path to load the default views (It's use semantic-ui from CDN)
    'twig.path' => __DIR__ . '/vendor/malukenho/silex-manager/views',

$app->register(new Provider\UrlGeneratorServiceProvider());
$app->register(new Provider\SessionServiceProvider());
$app->register(new Provider\ServiceControllerServiceProvider());
$app->register(new Provider\FormServiceProvider());
$app->register(new Provider\ValidatorServiceProvider());
$app->register(new Provider\TranslationServiceProvider(), [
    '' => [],


Router Bind
/{dbTable}/page/{pageNumber} manager-index
/{dbTable}/new manager-new
/{dbTable}/edit/{id} manager-edit
/{dbTable}/delete/{id} manager-delete


You have to put some configuration on $app['manager-config'] to make use of power from Silex Manager.

Bellow you can see an example how to make a basic configuration. Note that users refers to the name of table, and this is including a file to configure the interface/callbacks/fields.

$app['manager-config'] = [
    // Inside the `manager` key we have config for tables
    'manager' => [
        'users' => require __DIR__ . '/config/users.php',
    // Configuration pointing to default view
    // You can use your own views
    'view'    => [
        'index' => 'manager-index.twig',
        'new'   => 'manager-new.twig',
        'edit'  => 'manager-edit.twig',

Let's look at the index action on /config/users.php config definition file.

return [

    // List action
    'index' => [
        // Define columns
        // column name on db => label
        'columns' => [
            'id'    => 'Id',
            'name'  => 'Name',
            'email' => 'Email',
        // Modifies how the colums value is showed up
        'modifier' => [
            'id' => function (array $data) {
                return '#' . $data['id'];
        // Set a primary key name, It's ID by default
        'pk' => 'id',
        // UI page header
        'header' => 'Manager users',
         // UI page icon
        'icon'   => 'user',
        // Allow pagination
        'pagination' => true,
        // Show items per page
        'item_per_page' => 10,
        // Actions allowed
        'action' => [
            'new' => 'Create a new user',
            'edit' => 'Edit',
            'delete' => 'Delete',
        // Configuration for search field
        'search' => [
            'input' =>[
                    'name' => 'name',
                    'placeholder' => 'Find by name',
            'button' => 'Filter'

New form

One interesting thing that you can do when sent a form, is call before, and after functions, that allows you to execute things before the form is processed and after it respectively.

'before' => function (array $data) use ($app) {

    if ($app['auth.model']->hasStudentWithMail($data['email'])) {
            'Email já cadastrado, por favor escolha outro email.'

        $url = $_SERVER['REQUEST_URI'];

        header("Location: {$url}");

Custom queries

Sometimes you will need make a custom query to show data on the list page. This is possible by setting the key query.

$app['manager-config'] = [
    'manager' => [
        'users' => [
            'index' => [
                'query' => 'SELECT * FROM users u INNER JOIN user_admin ua ON =',


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Currently We provide simples views. You can take a look at views folder to implements your owns presentation files. New presentation files can be configured by follow directive.


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