Storage application options (settings) in the database

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1.6.0 2020-10-21 01:11 UTC


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Yii2 Options

Yii2 Options

Storing application options in DB with runtime autoload and accessibility from Yii:$app-param[]

This module is an integral part of the Butterfly.СMS content management system, but can also be used as an standalone extension.

Copyrights (c) 2019-2021 W.D.M.Group, Ukraine



To install the module, run the following command in the console:

$ composer require "wdmg/yii2-options"

After configure db connection, run the following command in the console:

$ php yii options/init

And select the operation you want to perform:

  1. Apply all module migrations
  2. Revert all module migrations
  3. Scan and add all application options


In any case, you can execute the migration and create the initial data, run the following command in the console:

$ php yii migrate --migrationPath=@vendor/wdmg/yii2-options/migrations


To add a module to the project, add the following data in your configuration file:

'modules' => [
    'options' => [
        'class' => 'wdmg\options\Module',
        'autoloadOptions' => true,
        'routePrefix' => 'admin'


    // Get app options (default)
    $options = Yii::$app->params;
    $email = $options['adminEmail'];
    // Get app options (from DB)
    $options = Yii::$app->options;
    $email = $options->get('adminEmail');
    $tokenExpire = $options->get('user.passwordResetTokenExpire');
    // or
    $email = $options->adminEmail;
    $tokenExpire = $options->user->passwordResetTokenExpire;
    // Set app options
    $options = Yii::$app->options;
    $options->set('adminEmail', "admin@example.com");
    $options->set('user.passwordResetTokenExpire', 3600);
    // or
    $options->adminEmail = "admin@example.com";
    //$options->user->passwordResetTokenExpire = 3600; //@TODO Emplement later


Use the Module::dashboardNavItems() method of the module to generate a navigation items list for NavBar, like this:

    echo Nav::widget([
    'options' => ['class' => 'navbar-nav navbar-right'],
        'label' => 'Modules',
        'items' => [

Status and version [ready to use]

  • v.1.6.0 - Fixed string type detection for option value
  • v.1.5.9 - Encrypt/decrypt options on import/export
  • v.1.5.8 - Update README.md and dependencies
  • v.1.5.7 - Update README.md and dependencies
  • v.1.5.6 - Up to date dependencies
  • v.1.5.5 - Fixed deprecated class declaration
  • v.1.5.4 - Added delete and deleteAll for options component
  • v.1.5.3 - Added edit interface for array/object options