Efficient coding with Yii implies efficient use of the code generator. This article shares the personalised Gii templates that were built starting from the standard templates proposed by AweGen.
// In Yii 1.x $form = $this->beginWidget('CActiveForm', [
'id' => 'order-search-form', 'method' => 'get',
echo $form->textInput($searchModel, 'id');
echo CHtml::submitButton('Find', ['class' => 'btn btn-primary']);