Yii 2 Minimal Application Template ¶
Yii 2 Minimal Application Template is a skeleton Yii 2 application best for starting totally from scratch.
The template contains the basic features including user login/logout. It includes all commonly used configurations that would allow you to focus on adding new features to your application.
DIRECTORY STRUCTURE ¶
commands/ contains console commands (controllers) config/ contains application configurations controllers/ contains Web controller classes models/ contains model classes runtime/ contains files generated during runtime vendor/ contains dependent 3rd-party packages views/ contains view files for the Web application web/ contains the entry script and Web resources
The minimum requirement by this application template that your Web server supports PHP 5.4.0.
You can then install this application template using the following command:
composer create-project --prefer-dist --stability=dev samdark/yii2-minimal path/to/your/project
Now you should be able to access the application through the following URL, assuming your server webroot is pointed to
Edit the file
config/db.php with real data, for example:
return [ 'class' => 'yii\db\Connection', 'dsn' => 'mysql:host=localhost;dbname=yii2minimal', 'username' => 'root', 'password' => '1234', 'charset' => 'utf8', ];
- Yii won't create the database for you, this has to be done manually before you can access it.
- Check and edit the other files in the
config/directory to customize your application as required.