After you have setup your Yii2 advanced application, you now have setup your user authentication for both frontend and backend. However, if you have first logged into frontend, and try to access backend from the same client machine, you see no login screen, but find yourself automatically logged in.
This Behaviour helps to view time/date/timestamp/datetime from db to local Date / Time / Date Time format and in local Timezone. And save into db in with db timezone and db format. You only need to include this behaviour in models where need this facility.
There are cases that you want more control to your menu
Suppose you want a specific menu with complex css, layout, images.
I was playing around with another PHP framework which I didn't really liked anyway but it had simple and nice integration for PHP built in web server so I decided to write one for Yii (since this is my primary PHP framework)
So you want to use a fork of any existing vendor extension with your Yii 2 install and use the fork, instead of original source. This does not need you to push any update or register your package on packagist.org. You are recommended to follow the approach below:
Generally we need to show one or more fields from a model that is related to another model used in CGridView.
For our case we will use two related models, which explain how to use model "A" fields in a CGridView that used model "B".