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Understanding Autoloading, Helper Classes and Helper Functions

Created 5 years ago by Steve FriedlTutorials4 comments – viewed 95,290 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.

How to use PHPExcel external library with Yii

Created 6 years ago by Antonio RamirezHow-tos14 comments – viewed 95,051 times – ( +30 / -1 ) – version 1.1
Trying to learn and help some other programmers to find their solutions on the Yii Forum (I think is a superb way to learn the framework), I was facing one challenge with an external library that a fellow programmer wanted to use -quite good indeed: PHPExcel. And what is PHPExcel?

Building a REST API in Yii2.0

Created 2 years ago by sirin kTutorials6 comments – viewed 94,555 times – ( +9 ) – version 2.0
This is wiki page is useful if you are trying to build a customized REST API in Yii2.0
tags: yii2.0, REST API

Save and Display Date/Time Fields in different formats in Yii2

Created 2 years ago by Kartik VHow-tos12 comments – viewed 93,313 times – ( +39 ) – version 2.0
You would find having such a need in most Yii Projects. Your database needs a specific format to store date fields, while you may want to display it in different formats to the users on forms and other views.

Date Picker by examples

Created 3 years ago by InterboyHow-tos6 comments – viewed 92,313 times – ( +10 / -2 ) – version 1.1
CJuiDatePicker displays a datepicker. CJuiDatePicker encapsulates the JUI datepicker plugin.

Use crypt() for password storage

Created 4 years ago by fsbTutorials16 comments – viewed 91,857 times – ( +24 ) – version 1.1
Update: This wiki has been rewritten to be in line with Yii 1.1.14. Since many of the detailed complexities are now handled by Yii, the article focuses on how the crypt() built-in function works and why it's important to use it correctly.

How to set up Unicode

Created 7 years ago by MikeHow-tos10 comments – viewed 91,460 times – ( +19 ) – version 1.1
To fix issues with display of special language characters once and for all there's a solution: use Unicode UTF-8 everywhere. If everything is set up to use Unicode, you can use mostly every language in your application.
tags: i18n, unicode

Dynamic parent and child CGridView on single view. Using $.ajax to update child gridview via controller, after row in parent gridview was clicked.

Created 4 years ago by Gerhard LiebenbergTutorials20 comments – viewed 89,292 times – ( +28 / -1 ) – version 1.1
This wiki is a step-by-step example explaining how the controller, model and the view's CGridView work together. It explains simple things - as well as more complex things that you will anyway quickly have to know. So, even if you don't use dynamic gridviews, take a morning off and thoroughly work through this tutorial. It should save you lots of struggling.

Simple RBAC

Created 4 years ago by hasanaviTutorials17 comments – viewed 88,511 times – ( +50 / -3 ) – version 1.1
If you need simple Role based access control without the long RBAC process then this article is just for you. Lets jump to the point.

Creating and updating model and its related models in one form, inc. image

Created 4 years ago by BoazHow-tos11 comments – viewed 88,147 times – ( +6 / -3 ) – version 1.1
We start slowly and simple...