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Created 2 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 months ago by s.oli, updated 2 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 7 months ago by CeBe, updated 6 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 a year ago by Chris Backhouse, updated 7 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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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 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 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 2 years ago by AlaFalaki, updated 2 years ago by AlaFalaki.

How to change GridView delete confirmation message for specific controllers only?

Hello,
If you want to give extra attention for some specific delete actions and you don't want to override whole yii.confirm JS method here is what you can do:
(I've only put the ActionColumn part of the GridView here to just give you the idea)

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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 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 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 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 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 3 years ago by johonunu, updated 3 years ago by johonunu.

Debuging variables in Yii2

This tutorial is explained following "basic" application structure.

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

YII2 Pagination Options

solution here If we are using default pagination option like

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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 4 years ago by Scott_Huang, updated 4 years ago by Scott_Huang.

Easy way to redirect http:\\localhost\yii2-basic to http:\\localhost\yii2-basic\web\index.php

First of all, install yii2 basic template according below link:

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

Step by step for how to full export Yii2 grid to excel

We will leverage Yii2-excelview widget. So, first of all is install Yii2-excelview:

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Created 4 years ago by Misbahul D Munir, updated 4 years ago by Misbahul D Munir.

Create Form With DynamicModel

In yii2 we can create form without create FormModel. Here we go

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Tags: form, model, yii2
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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