Yii2 Starter Kit Application Template

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Stand with Ukraine!


While Russia is destroying my home and my country, killing my friends and neighbors - any russian company, organization, or citizen, who do nothing about it, is prohibited from using this package. For others - please, pray for us, share information about war crimes Russia is conducting in Ukraine, do everything you can to urge your governments to be on the right side of history. Ukraine will prevail! Good triumph over evil! Русский военный корабль, иди нах#й!

This is Yii2 start application template.

It was created and developing as a fast start for building an advanced sites based on Yii2.

It covers typical use cases for a new project and will help you not to waste your time doing the same work in every project

Before you start

Please, consider helping project via contributions or donations.



  1. Install taskctl
  2. Install docker
  3. Install docker-compose
  4. Run
    composer create-project yii2-starter-kit/yii2-starter-kit myproject.com --ignore-platform-reqs
    cd myproject.com
    taskctl start
  5. Go to http://yii2-starter-kit.localhost


Admin backend

  • Beautiful and open source dashboard theme for backend AdminLTE 3
  • Content management components: articles, categories, static pages, editable menu, editable carousels, text blocks
  • Settings editor. Application settings form (based on KeyStorage component)
  • File manager
  • Users, RBAC management
  • Events timeline
  • Logs viewer
  • System monitoring

Development tasks

To list all available development tasks follow these steps:

  1. Install taskctl task runner
  2. Run taskctl


  • Built-in translations:
    • English
    • Spanish
    • Russian
    • Ukrainian
    • Chinese
    • Vietnamese
    • Polish
    • Portuguese (Brazil)
    • Indonesian (Bahasa)
  • Language switcher, built-in behavior to choose locale based on browser preferred language
  • Backend translations manager


  • Sign in
  • Sign up
  • Profile editing(avatar, locale, personal data)
  • Optional activation by email
  • OAuth authorization
  • RBAC with predefined guest, user, manager and administrator roles
  • RBAC migrations support




administrator role account

Login: webmaster
Password: webmaster

manager role account

Login: manager
Password: manager

user role account

Login: user
Password: user

How to contribute?

You can contribute in any way you want. Any help appreciated, but most of all i need help with docs (^_^)

Have any questions?

Mail to victor@vgr.cl or yevhen.terentiev@gmail.com



This template was created mostly for developers NOT for end users. This is a point where you can start your application, rather than creating it from scratch. Good luck!