BCS Yii2 Skeleton

The basic web site installation should be modified to enable pretty url’s.

Modify config web.php to turn pretty url’s on.

'components' => [
    // ...
    'urlManager' => [
        'class' => 'yii\web\UrlManager',
        // Hide index.php
        'showScriptName' => false,
        // Use pretty URLs
        'enablePrettyUrl' => true,
        'rules' => [
        ],
    ],
    // ...
],

The next step is to place a .httpaccess file in the web directory.

RewriteEngine on
# If a directory or a file exists, use it directly
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
# Otherwise forward it to index.php
RewriteRule . index.php

You should also update the cookie key in the config web.php file.

<?php
 
$params = require(__DIR__ . '/params.php');
$db = require(__DIR__ . '/db.php');
 
$config = [
    'id' => 'basic',
    'basePath' => dirname(__DIR__),
    'bootstrap' => ['log'],
    'components' => [
        'request' => [
            // !!! insert a secret key in the following (if it is empty) - this is required by cookie validation
            'cookieValidationKey' => 'AMBSecretKey',
        ],
        'cache' => [
            'class' => 'yii\caching\FileCache',
        ],
        'user' => [
            'identityClass' => 'app\models\User',
            'enableAutoLogin' => true,
        ],
        'errorHandler' => [
            'errorAction' => 'site/error',
        ],
        'mailer' => [
            'class' => 'yii\swiftmailer\Mailer',
            // send all mails to a file by default. You have to set
            // 'useFileTransport' to false and configure a transport
            // for the mailer to send real emails.
            'useFileTransport' => true,
        ],
        'log' => [
            'traceLevel' => YII_DEBUG ? 3 : 0,
            'targets' => [
                [
                    'class' => 'yii\log\FileTarget',
                    'levels' => ['error', 'warning'],
                ],
            ],
        ],
        'db' => $db,
 
        'urlManager' => [
            'enablePrettyUrl' => true,
            'showScriptName' => false,
            'rules' => [
            ],
        ],
 
    ],
    'params' => $params,
];
 
if (YII_ENV_DEV) {
    // configuration adjustments for 'dev' environment
    $config['bootstrap'][] = 'debug';
    $config['modules']['debug'] = [
        'class' => 'yii\debug\Module',
        // uncomment the following to add your IP if you are not connecting from localhost.
        //'allowedIPs' => ['127.0.0.1', '::1'],
    ];
 
    $config['bootstrap'][] = 'gii';
    $config['modules']['gii'] = [
        'class' => 'yii\gii\Module',
        // uncomment the following to add your IP if you are not connecting from localhost.
        //'allowedIPs' => ['127.0.0.1', '::1'],
    ];
}
 
return $config;

To complete the basic modifications change all references from “My Company” to something more suitable in the main.php file.

Below is the main.php with all the occurrences changed.

<?php
 
/* @var $this \yii\web\View */
/* @var $content string */
 
use yii\helpers\Html;
use yii\bootstrap\Nav;
use yii\bootstrap\NavBar;
use yii\widgets\Breadcrumbs;
use app\assets\AppAsset;
 
AppAsset::register($this);
?>
<?php $this->beginPage() ?>
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="<?= Yii::$app->language ?>">
<head>
    <meta charset="<?= Yii::$app->charset ?>">
    <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">
    <?= Html::csrfMetaTags() ?>
    <title><?= Html::encode($this->title) ?></title>
    <?php $this->head() ?>
</head>
<body>
<?php $this->beginBody() ?>
 
<div class="wrap">
    <?php
    NavBar::begin([
        'brandLabel' => 'Brooks Computing Systems, LLC',
        'brandUrl' => Yii::$app->homeUrl,
        'options' => [
            'class' => 'navbar-inverse navbar-fixed-top',
        ],
    ]);
    echo Nav::widget([
        'options' => ['class' => 'navbar-nav navbar-right'],
        'items' => [
            ['label' => 'Home', 'url' => ['/site/index']],
            ['label' => 'About', 'url' => ['/site/about']],
            ['label' => 'Contact', 'url' => ['/site/contact']],
            Yii::$app->user->isGuest ? (
                ['label' => 'Login', 'url' => ['/site/login']]
            ) : (
                '<li>'
                . Html::beginForm(['/site/logout'], 'post')
                . Html::submitButton(
                    'Logout (' . Yii::$app->user->identity->username . ')',
                    ['class' => 'btn btn-link logout']
                )
                . Html::endForm()
                . '</li>'
            )
        ],
    ]);
    NavBar::end();
    ?>
 
    <div class="container">
        <?= Breadcrumbs::widget([
            'links' => isset($this->params['breadcrumbs']) ? $this->params['breadcrumbs'] : [],
        ]) ?>
        <?= $content ?>
    </div>
</div>
 
<footer class="footer">
    <div class="container">
        <p class="pull-left">&copy; Brooks Computing Systems, LLC <?= date('Y') ?></p>
 
        <p class="pull-right"><?= Yii::powered() ?></p>
    </div>
</footer>
 
<?php $this->endBody() ?>
</body>
</html>
<?php $this->endPage() ?>

These modifications should supply a reasonable base line for subsequent Yii2 development

Mr. Arch Brooks, Software Engineer, Brooks Computing Systems, LLC authored this article.