Yii 2 Basic Project Template with extensions ready to use
Yii 2 Basic Plus Project Template is a skeleton Yii 2 application best for rapidly creating small projects.
The template contains the basic features including user login/logout using popular dektrium/user module and gentelella theme. It includes all commonly used configurations that would allow you to focus on adding new features to your application.
assets/ contains assets definition commands/ contains console commands (controllers) config/ contains application configurations controllers/ contains Web controller classes mail/ contains view files for e-mails models/ contains model classes runtime/ contains files generated during runtime tests/ contains various tests for the basic application vendor/ contains dependent 3rd-party packages views/ contains view files for the Web application web/ contains the entry script and Web resources
The minimum requirement by this project template that your Web server supports PHP 5.4.0.
You can then install this project template using the following command:
php composer.phar create-project --prefer-dist --stability=dev soap/yii2-app-basic-plus myapp
Or you may use this command for globally install composer:
composer create-project --prefer-dist --stability=dev soap/yii2-app-basic-plus myapp
Now you should be able to access the application through the following URL, assuming
myapp is the directory
directly under the Web root.
Or if you want to quickly test, run local web server provided by Yii2:
Then access your application using:
Update your vendor packages
docker-compose run --rm php composer update --prefer-dist
Run the installation triggers (creating cookie validation code)
docker-compose run --rm php composer install
Start the container
docker-compose up -d
You can then access the application through the following URL:
- Minimum required Docker engine version
17.04for development (see Performance tuning for volume mounts)
- The default configuration uses a host-volume in your home directory
.docker-composerfor composer caches
Edit the file
config/db.php with real data, for example:
return [ 'class' => 'yii\db\Connection', 'dsn' => 'mysql:host=localhost;dbname=yii2-basic-plus', 'username' => 'root', 'password' => '', 'charset' => 'utf8', ];
- Yii won't create the database for you, this has to be done manually before you can access it.
- Check and edit the other files in the
config/directory to customize your application as required.
- Refer to the README in the
testsdirectory for information specific to basic application tests.
Run migration updates on database for dektrium/yii2-user as below:
yii migrate/up --migrationPath=@vendor/dektrium/yii2-user/migrations
Tests are located in
tests directory. They are developed with Codeception PHP Testing Framework.
By default there are 3 test suites:
Tests can be executed by running
The command above will execute unit and functional tests. Unit tests are testing the system components, while functional tests are for testing user interaction. Acceptance tests are disabled by default as they require additional setup since they perform testing in real browser.
To execute acceptance tests do the following:
tests/acceptance.suite.ymlto enable suite configuration
codeception/codeceptionto install full featured version of Codeception
Update dependencies with Composer
Download Selenium Server and launch it:
java -jar ~/selenium-server-standalone-x.xx.x.jar
# for Firefox java -jar -Dwebdriver.gecko.driver=~/geckodriver ~/selenium-server-standalone-3.xx.x.jar # for Google Chrome java -jar -Dwebdriver.chrome.driver=~/chromedriver ~/selenium-server-standalone-3.xx.x.jar
As an alternative way you can use already configured Docker container with older versions of Selenium and Firefox:
docker run --net=host selenium/standalone-firefox:2.53.0
yii2_basic_testsdatabase and update it by applying migrations if you have them.
The database configuration can be found at
Start web server:
Now you can run all available tests
# run all available tests vendor/bin/codecept run # run acceptance tests vendor/bin/codecept run acceptance # run only unit and functional tests vendor/bin/codecept run unit,functional
By default, code coverage is disabled in
codeception.yml configuration file, you should uncomment needed rows to be able
to collect code coverage. You can run your tests and collect coverage with the following command:
#collect coverage for all tests vendor/bin/codecept run -- --coverage-html --coverage-xml #collect coverage only for unit tests vendor/bin/codecept run unit -- --coverage-html --coverage-xml #collect coverage for unit and functional tests vendor/bin/codecept run functional,unit -- --coverage-html --coverage-xml
You can see code coverage output under the