Yii 2 Basic Project Template is a skeleton Yii 2 application best for rapidly creating small projects.
The template contains the basic features including user login/logout and a contact page. 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.
Extract the archive file downloaded from yiiframework.com to
a directory named
basic that is directly under the Web root.
Set cookie validation key in
config/web.php file to some random secret string:
'request' => [ // !!! insert a secret key in the following (if it is empty) - this is required by cookie validation 'cookieValidationKey' => '<secret random string goes here>', ],
You can then access the application through the following URL:
You can then install this project template using the following command:
php composer.phar global require "fxp/composer-asset-plugin:~1.0.0" php composer.phar create-project --prefer-dist --stability=dev yiisoft/yii2-app-basic basic
Now you should be able to access the application through the following URL, assuming
basic is the directory
directly under the Web root.
Edit the file
config/db.php with real data, for example:
return [ 'class' => 'yii\db\Connection', 'dsn' => 'mysql:host=localhost;dbname=yii2basic', 'username' => 'root', 'password' => '1234', 'charset' => 'utf8', ];
NOTE: Yii won't create the database for you, this has to be done manually before you can access it.
Also check and edit the other files in the
config/ directory to customize your application.