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Yii Framework

Yii Framework Demo Project

[Yii Framework] is a modern framework designed to be a solid foundation for your PHP application.

It's intended to show and test all Yii features.

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You'll need at least PHP 8.0.

  1. Clone this repository.
  2. Run composer install in project root directory.
  3. Run ./yii serve (on Windows yii serve). The application will be started on http://localhost:8080/.
  4. Go to index page. Cycle ORM will create tables, indexes and relations automatically in the configured DB. If you want to disable this behavior then comment out line with Generator\SyncTables::class in the config/packges/yiisoft/yii-cycle/params.php. In this case you should create migrations to sync changes of entities with DB.
  5. Run ./yii fixture/add 20 to create some random data.


Console works out of the box and could be executed with ./yii.

Some commands:

user/create <login> <password>
fixture/add [count]

In order to register your own commands, add them to console/params.php, consolecommands section.

Web application

In order to run web application either built-in web server could be used by running ./yii serve or a real web server could be pointed to /public/index.php.

More routes could be added by editing src/Factory/AppRouterFactory.


The template comes with ready to use Codeception configuration. In order to execute tests run:

composer run serve > ./runtime/yii.log 2>&1 &
vendor/bin/codecept run

Static analysis

The code is statically analyzed with Psalm. To run static analysis:


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The Yii Framework Demo Project is free software. It is released under the terms of the BSD License. Please see LICENSE for more information.

Maintained by Yii Software.