This little tutorial explains a way how you can retrieve more parameters from Yii::app()->user by adding a component that extends CWebUser and retrieves the user information from database table named User.
The purpose of this post is to let anyone quickly find how to accomplish a configuration task, and list here all the posibilities of the config.php file and also link to pages that explain how is each thing implemented.
This is a reference to be used for Model rule validation and is compiled from the Yii documentation and code. The purpose is to have all the information gathered in one place instead of scattered. This reference is not an intro.
See The Definitive Guide to Yii, Declaring Validation Rules for a tutorial.
The Definitive Guide introduces the fundamentals of managing URLs in a Yii application. In this tutorial, we introduce a practical technique that can quickly turn your application into using search-engine-friendly URLs.