Sidekit Application Template
Sidekit Application Template is our proposed structure for your Yii2 applications. It makes use
of a special library named
For further information regarding the use of this template, please visit its README file.
Step 1 - Install SideKit Application template
We will assume that you have composer installed globally on your computer and also the
fxp/composer-asset/plugin:^1.3 that is required for all Yii2 apps.
composer create-project --prefer-dist --stability=dev sidekit/yii2-app-template your-site-name
Step 2 - Configure your application
Go to the
config/web/modules folder and create a new PHP file named
user.php. Then on in its
contents write the configuration for the module:
<?php return [ 'class' => Da\User\Module::class ];
Step 3 - Apply database schema migrations
This is obvious extension like our which deals with users, roles, permissions, etc. have to use some database.
Our migrations are namespaced and available in
Before starting to work with database, please ensure you have deleted
m130524_201442_init.php migration file
which comes from the default installation of the Advanced Application Template. It's located at
There are two ways to apply migrations of this extension, the first one:
./yii migrate --migrationPath="@Da/User/Migration" ./yii migrate
First command applies migration set of the user module, and the second one is for application migrations.
Note, you cannot mix two ways: choose one of them, and stick with it.
The second way is more comfortable, and you don't have to remember to launch first command every time you obtain
new version of our extension. First of all add the following lines to the file
return [ // ... 'controllerMap' => [ 'migrate' => [ 'class' => \yii\console\controllers\MigrateController::class, 'migrationNamespaces' => [ 'Da\User\Migration', ], ], ], // ... ];
This basically instructs your application to always try to use migrations from the given namespace. Which again is very convenient way to track new migration classes coming from this and possibly other extensions and sources.
Namespaced migrations were introduced in Yii 2.0.10, so before using them consider updating your framework installation version.
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