Kickstart development with Yii-App

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  1. Introduction
  2. Setup
  3. What's included


I recently created a project called Yii-App on GitHub to kickstart my development of smaller Yii applications. The main goal of the project is to provide a ready-to-use application template that includes my bootstrap extension and many other useful extensions. After reading this article you will be able to use this project as a starting point for all of your Yii projects.


Setting up your project using Yii-App is a breeze, it shouldn't take you more than a couple of minutes. Follow the steps below and you'll be ready in no time.

  1. Download the project from the GitHub page or clone it using git.
  2. Go to Yii downloads and download the latest stable release of Yii and place in the yii folder.
  3. Configure your application through main.php and params.php
  4. Open your project in a browser and test that it works
  5. Start developing your application!

What's included

Yii-App comes with a toolbelt of extensions:

  • Yii-Bootstrap Twitter Bootstrap widgets
  • Yii-LESS LESS compiler with support for both client- and server-side compilation
  • IMG Image management and versioning
  • Yii-Auth User interface for access control
  • Yii-SEO Search engine optimization
  • YiiPasswords Strong password using BCrypt
  • Yii-Multilingual Multilingual support

Please consult the extension documentation for more information on how to use each extension.

Thank you for reading. Feel free to leave your comments below.

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