Symfony Bundle for CMS content with custom fields

v0.6.4 2020-11-16 13:45 UTC


This bundle provides advanced CMS features inspired by the Wordpress ACF plugin.

Users are able to define content types as a list of fields. These models are used by back-office contributors to create actual contents based on the previously defined structure.

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Get the bundle using composer

The best way to install this bundle is to rely on Composer:

$ composer require sherlockode/advanced-content-bundle

Enable the bundle

Register the bundle in your application's kernel:

// config/bundles.php

return [
    /* ... */
    Sherlockode\AdvancedContentBundle\SherlockodeAdvancedContentBundle::class => ['all' => true],



You may enable the bootstrap form theme in your configuration for better-looking forms in the bundle:

# config/packages/twig.yml
    form_themes: ['bootstrap_4_layout.html.twig']


SherlockodeAdvancedContentBundle provides 8 entity models : ContentType, Layout, Field, Content, PageType, Page, FieldGroupValue and FieldValue To be able to use them, you need to create your own entities, see examples in the doc.

Next, make the bundle aware of your entities by adding the following lines to your configuration:

# config/packages/doctrine.yml
            SherlockodeAdvancedContentBundle\Model\ContentTypeInterface: App\Entity\ContentType
            SherlockodeAdvancedContentBundle\Model\ContentInterface: App\Entity\Content
            SherlockodeAdvancedContentBundle\Model\FieldInterface: App\Entity\Field
            SherlockodeAdvancedContentBundle\Model\FieldValueInterface: App\Entity\FieldValue
            SherlockodeAdvancedContentBundle\Model\FieldGroupValueInterface: App\Entity\FieldGroupValue
            SherlockodeAdvancedContentBundle\Model\LayoutInterface: App\Entity\Layout
            SherlockodeAdvancedContentBundle\Model\PageTypeInterface: App\Entity\PageType
            SherlockodeAdvancedContentBundle\Model\PageInterface: App\Entity\Page
            SherlockodeAdvancedContentBundle\Model\PageMetaInterface: App\Entity\PageMeta
# config/packages/sherlockode_advanced_content.yml
        content_type: App\Entity\ContentType
        field: App\Entity\Field
        content: App\Entity\Content
        field_value: App\Entity\FieldValue
        field_group_value: App\Entity\FieldGroupValue
        layout: App\Entity\Layout
        page_type: App\Entity\PageType
        page: App\Entity\Page
        page_meta: App\Entity\PageMeta

Upload configuration

If you want to use the Image field type, you need to configure the directory in which the images will be saved.

If not defined, all images will be saved in the system's temporary directory.

The uri_prefix is used to retrieve the image on display. The resulting image URL will be the URI prefix with the uploaded file name appended.

# config/packages/sherlockode_advanced_content.yml
        image_directory: '%kernel.project_dir%/uploads/acb_images'
        uri_prefix: /uploads/acb_images


The routing is split into several files for better import rules.

  • tools.xml : Routes for tooling pages, like import/export
  • content.xml : Utility routes for editing contents
  • content_type.xml : Utility routes for editing content types
  • page.xml : basic CRUD routes for Pages (demo purpose)
  • content_crud.xml : basic CRUD routes for Content and ContentTypes (demo purpose)
  • all.xml : includes all of the above
  • base.xml : includes tools.xml, content.xml and content_type.xml

The base.xml file is sufficient if you plan to manage all your CRUD operations in custom controllers (like if you use an external admin system).

# config/routes.yaml
    prefix: '/acb'
    resource: '@SherlockodeAdvancedContentBundle/Resources/config/routing/base.xml'
    # or include all routes directly
    # resource: '@SherlockodeAdvancedContentBundle/Resources/config/routing/all.xml'

Advanced Documentation


This bundle is under the MIT license. Check the details in the dedicated file