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How to add more information to Yii::app()->user

Created 6 years ago by qiangTutorials2 comments – viewed 132,905 times – ( +29 ) – version 1.1
By default, the expression Yii::app()->user returns a CWebUser application component which represents the information that are closely related with the current user. Some information can be persistent throughout the current user session. For example, CWebUser already comes with a name property that stores the username of the current user.

Code style

Created 4 years ago by zaccariaTips2 comments – viewed 14,694 times – ( +29 ) – version 1.1
Often, when writing widgets or editing Yii code, it is unclear whether or not the code is following the MVC pattern.
tags: mvc

Enforcing "You must agree" requirements in forms

Created 4 years ago by Steve FriedlHow-tos3 comments – viewed 18,005 times – ( +29 ) – version 1.1
Checkboxes have two possible values, true and false, but some applications require that the user select one particular value before proceeding. Examples might be:
tags: validation

Understanding Autoloading, Helper Classes and Helper Functions

Created 4 years ago by Steve FriedlTutorials4 comments – viewed 76,471 times – ( +29 ) – version 1.1
Many Yii users ask how to create helper classes and functions, and though there are numerous approaches spread out among the forum and wiki articles, this Tutorial tries to bring it all together in one place.

Filter / Search with CListView

Created 3 years ago by JohnPollardHow-tos9 comments – viewed 34,861 times – ( +29 ) – version 1.1
This is what I did. Its the EASIEST solution that I know of. I just reused the advanced search done in CGridView.

Working with CGridView in Admin Panel

Created 2 years ago by vibhaJadwaniTutorials18 comments – viewed 66,568 times – ( +43 / -1 ) – version 1.1
This is a tutorial for how to add input text-Field, check-box, buttons in CGridView.

Cookie management in Yii

Created 4 years ago by TrejderHow-tos5 comments – viewed 102,683 times – ( +42 / -1 ) – version 1.1
Cookie management in Yii is easy, but may not be so obvious for the beginners to this framework, so I wrote this simple article to clear some doubts out.

Organize directories for applications with front-end and back-end

Created 5 years ago by qiangTutorials10 comments – viewed 66,331 times – ( +28 ) – version 1.1
Large applications are often divided into front-end and back-end (or even more ends) depending on the target user groups. The front-end should be used by common users, while the back-end mainly the administrators or staff members. The two ends usually have dramatically different appearance, even though they may share a lot of code underneath. In this tutorial, we describe a way of organizing directories of the code for both ends.

Adding Yii Search to Your Browser Search Box

Created 4 years ago by qiangTips1 comment – viewed 34,632 times – ( +28 ) – version 1.1
The official Yii project site now supports OpenSearch. This means you can customize your browser's search box to enable direct search of the content in yiiframework.com. For example, by entering a Yii class name in the browser's search box, the corresponding class API page will be shown in the browser.
tags: search

Multiple-database support in Yii

Created 4 years ago by Steve FriedlHow-tos15 comments – viewed 76,913 times – ( +28 ) – version 1.1
The customary configuration of a Yii application includes just a single database section in the protected/config/main.php file, but it's easy to extend this to support more than one, tying each Model to one of the databases.
tags: Database