simialbi/yii2-schema-org yii2 representation and helpers for json-ld generation in Yii framework

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README yii2 representation and helpers for json-ld generation.

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The preferred way to install this extension is through composer.

Either run

$ php composer.phar require --prefer-dist simialbi/yii2-schema-org

or add

"simialbi/yii2-schema-org": "^2.0.0"

to the require section of your composer.json


In order to use this module, you will need to:

  1. Configure your application so that the module is available.
  2. Generate the Schemas you intend to use.

Setup Module

Configure the module named schema in the modules section of your Yii configuration file.

Remember to do this for console and for web application configuration file.

'modules' => [
	'schema' => [
		'class' => 'simialbi\yii2\schemaorg\Module',
		//'autoCreate' => false,
		//'autoRender' => false

Also add the module schema to the bootstrap section of your configuration file:

'bootstrap' => ['log', 'schema']
Parameter Description
autoCreate Automatically create breadcrumbs json+ld data.
autoRender Automatically render json+ld data at the end of body section.
mergeModels Merge models into one script tag instead of rendering one for each of them.

If you don't use autoRender, be sure to manually call JsonLDHelper::render() in your layout file, like so:

/* @var $this \yii\web\View */
/* @var $content string */
use yii\helpers\Html;
use app\assets\AppAsset;
use simialbi\yii2\schemaorg\helpers\JsonLDHelper;

<?php $this->beginPage() ?>
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="<?= Yii::$app->language ?>">
    <meta charset="<?= Yii::$app->charset ?>">
    <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">
    <?= Html::csrfMetaTags() ?>
    <title><?= Html::encode($this->title) ?></title>
    <?php JsonLDHelper::render(); ?>
    <?php $this->head() ?>

Model generation

Minimal (standard) configuration

Without passing any parameters all schemas will be generated in the folder @vendor/simialbi/yii2-schema-org/src/models. The namespace of the models will be simialbi\yii2\schemaorg\models.

$ php yii schema/models/generate


If you want to customize the namespace and path you can do it via --namespace and --folder parameters. E.g. to generate schemas Car and AutoDealer in common/schemas with common\schemas namespace:

$ php yii schema/models/generate 'latest' --schemas=Car,AutoDealer --namespace='common\schemas' --folder='@common/schemas/'
Parameter Description
version The version to use. Defaults to latest
--schemas A comma separated list of schemas you intend to use. Empty means all. Defaults to []
--namespace The namespace to use for the generated classes and traits. Defaults to simialbi\yii2\schemaorg\models
--folder The folder where to put the generated files. Defaults to @simialbi/yii2/schemaorg/src/models
--remove-old Whether to remove old files before generating. Defaults to false

The console command will take care of computing schemas dependencies and will generate the classes based on your needs.

Automatic model update on composer update

If you'd like to always update your schema when you run composer update you can configure your composer.json like this:

  // [...]
  "require": {
    "yiisoft/yii2": "^2.0.13",
    "simialbi/yii2-schema-org": "^2.0.0"
  "scripts": {
    "post-update-cmd": [
  "extra": {
    "simialbi\\yii2\\schemaorg\\composer\\Installer::postInstallUpdate": {
      "generateModels": {
        "schemas": ["Car", "AutoDealer"], // optional
        "namespace": "common\\schemas", // optional
        "folder": "common/schema" // optional
  // [...]

Example Usage

To e.g. add a person to json+ld, you can do the following:

use simialbi\yii2\schemaorg\helpers\JsonLDHelper;
use simialbi\yii2\schemaorg\models\Person;

$child = new Person();
$child->name = 'George W. Bush';
$child->disambiguatingDescription = '43rd President of the United States';
$person = new Person();
$person->name = 'George Bush';
$person->disambiguatingDescription = '41st President of the United States';
$person->children = [$child];



yii2-schema-org is released under MIT license. See bundled LICENSE for details.