E-commerce extension for Yii2

v1.0.1 2014-11-10 16:49 UTC


Warning: This package is not maintained anymore.

Provides support for basic e-commerce operations as a wrapper for opus-online/yii2-payment. For usage examples see opus-online/yii2-app-ecom - a sample application using this extension. This guide assumes that you are familiar with implementations of Estonian bank payments (see pangalink.net)

Main features:

  • Extensible code, almost everything can be customized
  • Integration with ActiveRecord objects (orders, products)
  • Shopping basket functionality (support for multiple storage methods)
  • Support for payment adapters (currently Estonian banks are implemented)
  • Support for discounts
  • Basic widgets for displaying shopping basket contents, payment forms, lists


You can install this package using composer. In your composer.json add the following required package:

	"require": {
			"opus-online/yii2-ecom": "*"

Technical overview

The package lives under \opus\ecom namespace and consists of 3 sub-components (these can be overridden in configuration and are directly accessible as properties of the main component).

  1. basket - provides shopping basket functionality
  2. payment - provides functionality for receiving payments
  3. formatter - helper class used in grid views

Most classes and subclasses can be overridden in the configuration.


After the installation you will probably want to:

  1. Override and extend the main class to provide some custom functionality
  2. Register this class as application component
  3. Configure the bank payment parameters and the return URL

You can use something similar in the application configuration to achieve this:

$config = [
	'components' => [
        'ecom' => [
            'class' => 'app\components\MyEcomComponent',
            'payment' => [
                'class' => 'opus\ecom\Payment',
                'bankReturnRoute' => 'bankret', // use url alias to shorten the return url
                'adapterConfig' => \yii\helpers\ArrayHelper::merge(require 'banks-default.php', require 'banks-local.php')

And define the class MyEcomComponent like this:

namespace app\components;

class MyEcomComponent extends \opus\ecom\Component
  // override methods here to customize

You can use banks-default.php to store general bank configuration (e.g. which banks are used) and define the more specific access parameters in banks-local.php, which is environment-specific and is not held in CVS. You can download the example files from here.


The following examples assume that you have registered opus\ecom\Component (or its child class) as an application component under Yii::$app->ecom.

Using ActiveRecord integration

ActiveRecord integration makes it very easy to add items to shopping basket and to use the basket to create orders and payment forms. Currently there are three kinds of AR integration available.

  1. Implement opus\ecom\models\BasketProductInterface in your AR model class to add support for products and services
  2. Implement opus\ecom\models\BasketDiscountInterface to add support for discounts
  3. Implement opus\ecom\models\OrderInterface to add support for orders

Using the shopping basket

Operations with the shopping basket are very straightforward when using a models that implement one of the two basket interfaces. The basket object can be accessed under \Yii::$app->ecom->basket and can be overridden in configuration if you need to customize it.

// access the basket from "basket" subcomponent
$basket = \Yii::$app->ecom->basket;

// Product is an AR model implementing BasketProductInterface
$product = Product::find(1);

// add an item to the basket

// add a discount object to the basket. AR model is implementing BasketDiscountInterface

// returns the sum of all basket item prices
$sum = $basket->getTotalDue();

// returns the sum of all 'vat' attributes (or return values of getVat()) from all models in the basket.
$totalVat = $basket->getAttributeTotal('vat');

// clear the basket

// render the contents of the basket with default parameters
echo \opus\ecom\widgets\BasketGridView::widget([
    'basket' => $basket,

Items in the basket

Products/items that are added to the basket are serialized/unserialized when saving and loading data from basket storage. If you are using Active Record models as products/discounts, make sure that you are omitting any unnecessary references from the serialized data to keep it compact.

// get all items from the basket
$items = $basket->getItems();

// get only products
$items = $basket->getItems(Basket::ITEM_PRODUCT);

// loop through basket items
foreach ($items as $item) {
	// access any attribute/method from the model

	// remove an item from the basket by its ID

Creating orders

The basket object can easily be converted into orders (AR objects that implement the OrderInterface).

$order = new Order([
	'user_id' = \Yii::$app->user->id,
	'status' => 'new',

This calls the saveFromBasket method from your Order class, which could look something like this.

public function saveFromBasket(Basket $basket)
    $transaction = $this->getDb()->beginTransaction();
        $this->due_amount = $basket->getTotalDue(false);
        if (!$this->save()) {
            throw new \RuntimeException('Could not save order model');

        foreach ($basket->getItems() as $item) {
            // create and save "order line" objects looking up necessary attributes from $item
    catch (\Exception $exception)
        throw $exception;

Using payments

Generating payment forms

If you have saved your Order objects, you can use the included widget opus\ecom\widgets\PaymentButtons to render all the bank forms included in your configuration. You can provide your own widget class in the configuration if you need customization (override widgetClass under payment sub-component). There is a shorthand method for generating the widget with correct parameters:

// generate FORM tags for every bank with hidden inputs and bank logos as submit images

Receiving requests from banks

After payment the user is directed back to the application to a URL specified in your configuration by bankReturnRoute under payment sub-component. In your controller action you can pass the request to the component like this:

public function actionBankReturn()
	// pass in the request data and the name of the class you want to use as order object
	$model = \Yii::$app->ecom->payment->handleResponse($_REQUEST, Order::className());

	$this->redirect(['order/view', 'orderId' => $model->id]);

The above code loads the right Order from the database and calls the bankReturn method from your Order class. You are responsible for saving the order and logging necessary data.

public function bankReturn(Response $response)
    $this->status = $response->isSuccessful() ? 'paid' : 'error';

    \Yii::$app->log->log('Returned from bank: ' . $response->__toString(), Logger::LEVEL_INFO);

    return $this;

Advanced examples

Storing basket data in database

There are two built-in adapters for storing basket data: session storage (default) and database storage. You can also write your own storage classes and define them in configuration under basket component:

'ecom' => [
    'class' => 'app\components\MyEcomComponent',
    'basket' => [
        'class' => 'opus\ecom\Basket',
        'storage' => [
            'class' => 'opus\ecom\basket\storage\Database',
            'table' => 'eco_basket',

In addition to table name, you can override both field names (one for user identifier and another for session data). If Database::$userComponent is set (for example to user), then the adapter will try to ask the user identifier via \Yii::$app->user->getId() method. If this fails or the component name is not specified, session ID will be used to identify the user. The session table should have at least two fields and look similar to this:

CREATE TABLE `eco_basket` (
	`session_id` varchar(255) NOT NULL,
	`basket_data` blob NOT NULL,
	PRIMARY KEY (`session_id`)

Using discounts

To add discounts to the basket/order, simply add an object implementing BasketDiscountInterface to the basket and specify the discount logic in applyToBasket method.

class MyDiscount implements BasketDiscountInterface
    public function applyToBasket(Basket $basket, &$basketTotalSum)
        // subtract a value
        $basketTotalSum -= 10;

        // or add a X percent discount
        $basketTotalSum *= 0.7;

\Yii::$app->ecom->basket->add(new MyDiscount);