Base App for Uthando CMS

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This is a simple, base application for Uthando CMS. You can use it without any of the other modules as a base ZF2 MVC application as a base start for your projects.

Installation using Composer

The easiest way to install Uthando CMS is to use Composer. If you don't have it already installed, then please install as per the documentation.

Install Uthando CMS:

composer create-project uthando-cms/uthando path/to/install

// if you are installing on a production server you may wish install only the required dependencies
composer create-project --no-dev uthando-cms/uthando path/to/install

Installation using a tarball with a local Composer

If you don't have composer installed globally then another way to install Uthando CMS is to download the tarball and install it:

  1. Download the tarball, extract it and then install the dependencies with a locally installed Composer:

     cd my/project/dir
     curl -#L | tar xz --strip-components=1
  2. Download composer into your project directory and install the dependencies:

     curl -s | php
     php composer.phar install

If you don't have access to curl, then install Composer into your project as per the documentation.

Installing extra modules and libraries

There are a number of modules you can add and these will get you up and running very quickly. The official Uthando CMS modules are:

  • Uthando Admin
  • Uthando Article
  • Uthando Business List
  • Uthando Common
  • Uthando Contact
  • Uthando DomPdf
  • Uthando Events
  • Uthando File Manager
  • Uthando Mail
  • Uthando Navigation
  • Uthando News
  • Uthando Newsletter
  • Uthando Portfolio
  • Uthando Session Manager
  • Uthando Testimonial
  • Uthando Theme Manager
  • Uthando Twitter
  • Uthando User

Web server setup

PHP CLI server

The simplest way to get started if you are using PHP 5.4 or above is to start the internal PHP cli-server in the root directory:

php -S -t public/ public/index.php

This will start the cli-server on port 8080, and bind it to all network interfaces.

Note: The built-in CLI server is for development only.

Apache setup

To setup apache, setup a virtual host to point to the public/ directory of the project and you should be ready to go! It should look something like below:

<VirtualHost *:80>
    ServerName zf2-app.localhost
    DocumentRoot /path/to/uthando-cms/public
    <Directory /path/to/zf2-app/public>
        DirectoryIndex index.php
        AllowOverride All
        Order allow,deny
        Allow from all
        <IfModule mod_authz_core.c>
        Require all granted

Nginx setup

To setup nginx, open your /path/to/nginx/nginx.conf and add an include directive below into http block if it does not already exist:

http {
    # ...
    include sites-enabled/*.conf;

Create a virtual host configuration file for your project under /path/to/nginx/sites-enabled/uthando-cms.localhost.conf it should look something like below:

server {
    listen       80;
    server_name  zf2-app.localhost;
    root         /path/to/uthando-cms/public;

    location / {
        index index.php;
        try_files $uri $uri/ @php;

    location @php {
        # Pass the PHP requests to FastCGI server (php-fpm) on
        fastcgi_param  SCRIPT_FILENAME /path/to/uthando-cms/public/index.php;
        include fastcgi_params;

Restart the nginx, now you should be ready to go!