Yii 1.1: app-manager

Allows to manage components, extensions and modules.

User interface for Yii configuration. Allows to manage components, extensions and modules.

The main goal of this extension is to utilize documentation, default options and many other things created with a source code, but usually not presented in a convenient form for day-to-day operations. For example, when need to configure a newly added extension and switch between its source code and Yii config for proper setup. App Manager eliminates such cases by providing abilities to configure and see useful comments in one place. Also it decreases possibility of misconfiguration by providing some basic validation rules.

Not the last goal of actual extension is to show all available for configuration properties. Lots of them usually hidden deeply inside sources (or by inheritance tree) and can be hardly recognizable.


  • Tested in Yii 1.12, but should work starting from Yii 1.10.
  • Application /config/main.php should be writable by a server (if not, only browsing will be available).


Extract the archive under /protected/modules/appManager. Add "appManager" under the config "modules" section.


Manager accessible as a usual module through /index.php?r=appManager (or /appManager).

There are two main sections:

  • App (specific for current web application components).
  • Core (Yii framework components).

For every section are available listing of components, detailed view and update form. For App there is a specific page Settings that contains main options.

Actions that can be performed with components:

  • Activation (adding to the config).
  • Deactivation.
  • Update (changing properties).
  • Restore (returns to default settings).

NOTICE: it's recommended to backup the original config before performing any of mentioned actions. Also, while it's still in development stage, don't use it on a production site.


Total 6 comments

#12620 report it
Abhishek Shah at 2013/04/02 02:17am
Good one!

I have implemeted in my application!Got all configuration menu.Good effort!Appreciated.

#10803 report it
nirmalroka at 2012/11/25 05:41am
Nice one

Hi I had seen the demo, Now i need not used it. Soon I will be implementing it. I will see you soon when I implements and got some error. Thanx for such great extension.

#10586 report it
radoo at 2012/11/06 04:46am
thanks for the update

checked out the demo, looks great! I am a bit concerned about the risks of being able to manipulate the configuration data like this, but in the right hands and with the correct permissions it should be ok. I'll report back once I get a chance to use it on a project . Thumbs Up!

#10580 report it
skworden at 2012/11/05 11:47pm

Great module. You should convert this into a super admin panel. It would by far be the best one with some minor changes. thumbs up my friend.

#10577 report it
antoncpu at 2012/11/05 04:41pm
Added demo

Hi radoo,

Thanks for the response. Check a demo.

#10568 report it
radoo at 2012/11/05 09:13am
have not used it yet, but...

sounds like a GREAT idea! I will give it a go at some point... A demo somewhere?

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