abhi1693/yii2-app-advanced-startup-kit Yii 2 Practical Advanced Application Template (Startup Kit)


Yii2 Practical Application Advanced Template Startup-kit

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This is Yii2 start application template. It was created and developing as a fast start for building an advanced sites based on Yii2. It covers typical use cases for a new project and will help you not to waste your time doing the same work in every project

Note: The application is still under development. Use it at your own risk


Any contribution helps us to improve Yii2 Startup Kit, if you want to help us too but don't want to get into coding, we won't say no to PayPal



Note: Some features are still under development. Please use it at your own risk

  • Application Auto Installer includes:
    • Application Basic Setup such as Application Name, Cache type, backend/frontend theme etc.
    • Admin Account setup
    • Mailer Component setup
    • Auto migrate required tables required by the the application
  • Based on yii2-advanced application template
  • Beautiful and open source dashboard theme for backend
  • Sign in, Sign up, profile(avatar, locale, personal data) etc
  • OAuth authorization
  • User management: CRUD
  • RBAC
  • Yii2 log web interface
  • Application events component
  • System information web interface
  • many other features coming soon


The minimum requirement by this application template that your Web server supports PHP 5.4.0.


Install via Composer

If you do not have Composer, you may install it by following the instructions at getcomposer.org.

You can then install the application using the following command:

composer global require "fxp/composer-asset-plugin:1.0.0"
composer create-project --prefer-dist --stability=dev abhi1693/yii2-app-advanced-startup-kit demo-app

Install from GitHub

Extract the github archive file or clone this repository.

git clone https://github.com/abhi1693/yii2-app-advanced-startup-kit.git

After extraction run

php composer.phar install


After you install the application, just run init command (without altering anything in the environment folder) and select your environment then go to http://yourhost/your-app/ and the application will help you setup everything else.


See FAQ for more details.


Install additional composer packages:

  • php composer.phar require --dev "codeception/codeception: 1.8.*@dev" "codeception/specify: *" "codeception/verify: *"

This application boilerplate use database in testing, so you should create three databases that are used in tests:

  • yii2_practical_unit - database for unit tests;
  • yii2_practical_functional - database for functional tests;
  • yii2_practical_acceptance - database for acceptance tests.

To make your database up to date, you can run in needed test folder yii migrate, for example if you are starting from frontend tests then you should run yii migrate in each suite folder acceptance, functional, unit it will upgrade your database to the last state according migrations.

To be able to run acceptance tests you need a running webserver. For this you can use the php builtin server and run it in the directory where your main project folder is located. For example if your application is located in /www/practical all you need to is: cd /www and then php -S because the default configuration of acceptance tests expects the url of the application to be /practical/. If you already have a server configured or your application is not located in a folder called practical, you may need to adjust the TEST_ENTRY_URL in frontend/tests/_bootstrap.php and backend/tests/_bootstrap.php.

After that is done you should be able to run your tests, for example to run frontend tests do:

  • cd frontend
  • ../vendor/bin/codecept build
  • ../vendor/bin/codecept run

In similar way you can run tests for other application tiers - backend, console, common.

You also can adjust you application suite configs and _bootstrap.php settings to use other urls and files, as it is can be done in yii2-basic.



Any contribution helps us to improve Yii2 Startup Kit, if you want to help us too but don't want to get into coding, we won't say no to PayPal




Date: 2015-03-03

  • Added User Account Settings
  • Added User Module Settings
  • Added Admin Panel Sidenav User Module Settings Url
  • Updated Frontend
  • Added Quick Links on the frontend for easy access
  • Added admin mail input to admin panel
  • Removed Admin LTE css


Date: 2015-03-01

  • Added Menu Helper to backend
  • Added Database Settings to admin panel
  • Added FAQ
  • Added Application Re-installer to admin panel
  • Fixed Typos


Date: 2015-02-20

  • Added new features
  • Fixed small bugs
  • Fixed typos
  • Added AccessControl Filter
  • (enh)Moved settings to common/main.php


Date: 2015-02-19

  • Initial release.
  • Based on latest yii2-advanced-app until 19-Dec-2014


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