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Created 4 years ago by Deepak Pradhan, updated 4 years ago by Deepak Pradhan.

Analyse the server's USER-AGENT against browsecap file to determine it's capability.

Does your application need to know user's details on browser details, os and device type? We can use PHP's misc. function to achieve that provided you have an update copy of browsercap.ini

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Created 2 years ago by Alexandre Rodichevski, updated 2 years ago by Alexandre Rodichevski.

A universal model attribute for its synthetic representation

It is convenient to use the same identification attribute, say info, in all of the active records of your application. It should be a virtual read-only attribute defined by a getter method, its label being the model name.

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Created 6 months ago by s.oli, updated 5 months ago by samdark.

How to organize Design "things" in Yii 2 (themes and layout)

Sometimes the App needs a nicer look & feel, so its necessary to organize the assets for this and Yii can help a lot to make it easy. In this article I provide tips for handling multiple "Designs". I use these three features:

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Created 4 years ago by yiqing95, updated 4 years ago by yiqing95.

embedded javascript block in your view with IDE checking or intellisense

this is my way for embed js code block in view file:

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Created 3 years ago by darioo, updated 3 years ago by darioo.

Using PayPal IPN with Yii2

I'm using PayPal's script from

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Created 5 years ago by Luis Lobo Borobia, updated a year ago by Luis Lobo Borobia.

Using Nginx and Apache2 in separate distributed servers (ie, Amazon EC2 instances)

We are running one frontend running NGINX and several app servers running Apache2. There are several issues we have come across but right now I'll be documenting one of them. I'll be completing this article when I get more time.

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Created 4 years ago by Kartik V, updated 4 years ago by Kartik V.

Locking your Yii 2 project package versions with composer.lock

Ok, you have installed a Yii 2 basic or advanced app for the first time and completed the post install steps. You have picked up a few extensions to install for the first time as well. You would already see a composer.lock file in your application root folder.

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Created 3 years ago by Scott_Huang, updated 3 years ago by Scott_Huang.

Customize your Growl/Alert msg easy and quickly

I leverage Kartik's notification widgets.

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Created 5 months ago by Daniel.

Update and Delete buttons on Breadcrumb

The definition of breadcrumbs according to its documentation is as follow: Breadcrumbs displays a list of links indicating the position of the current page in the whole site hierarchy.

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Created 3 years ago by moo.tensai, updated 3 years ago by moo.tensai.

Load & Save With Relation

Use this extension : yii2-relation-trait

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Created 3 years ago by Scott_Huang, updated 3 years ago by Scott_Huang.

Yii2: Query build for complexity SQL

As for complexity SQL query we have two solutions as below, I will discuss #2 in this article.

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Created 4 years ago by edoardo849, updated 4 years ago by CeBe.

Auto-update denormalized attributes with MongoDb and Yii2

You have different collections in MongoDb with de-normalized attributes. As you may know, due to its not-join nature, MongoDb tends to encourage repetition of the same value in different collections (de-normalization). In this MongoDb is opposed to a more SQL-like approach where you usually reference only the ID of the value with a foreign key.

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Created 4 years ago by VivekYii, updated 4 years ago by VivekYii.

YII2 Pagination Options

solution here If we are using default pagination option like

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Created 2 years ago by marko60, updated 2 years ago by marko60.

REST API and null values in XML

I have been working on a REST API using the excellent tools provided by Yii2. My problem was that I have to differentiate between empty values and null values. In other words, <elem></elem> is different from null as it represents an empty string. Also, although some use <elem/> to represent a null value it should still be interpreted as an empty string. In other cases, the absence of the eleme...

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Tags: null, REST, XML
Created 3 years ago by Louis Gac, updated 3 years ago by Louis Gac.

Building a search GET request with scenarios ; calling a SearchModel from URLs...

Search Models are a very elegant and powerful way to build an Active Data Provider. If you use them a lot, you'll quickly need to use scenarios, which will lead you to a very DRY Controller code.

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Created 4 years ago by CTala, updated 4 years ago by CTala.

My Own Components Folder in Yii2

In Yii1 I used to have my own components under the components folder of the structure, now with namespacing this is a little bit different.

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Created 10 months ago by CeBe, updated 9 months ago by CeBe.

Configuring PhpStorm IDE for Yii 2

There are a few settings and plugins that can enhance the development experience with Yii in PHPStorm or IntelliJ IDEA. This article explains how to get the most out of your IDE.

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Created 2 years ago by schmunk, updated 2 years ago by samdark.

Boost composer-asset-plugin update speed

If you're using a lot of bower and npm assets with Yii 2.0 you might encounter long running composer update tasks.

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Created 4 years ago by Kartik V, updated 4 years ago by Kartik V.

Model validation for field ranges using yii2-field-range extension

The yii2-field-range extension enables you to easily setup ActiveField range fields with Bootstrap styling. You basically can setup two attributes joined together like a single field with combined validation error block.

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Created a year ago by Chris Backhouse, updated 10 months ago by Chris Backhouse.

Yii2 Report Grid

There are some very advanced grids in the Yii2 community, specifically Kartik's amazing gridview extensions but they all designed for interactive screen use.

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