Oct 20, 2017


Important: update composer asset plugin

Bower is breaking things so you need to update composer asset plugin ASAP.

Oct 15, 2017


Yii development notes #15

Another issue of Yii development notes is there. 2.0 release and new website are close. Extensions were released, YiiFeed got new design, Hacktoberfest is back.

Oct 14, 2017


Fresh Yii 2 Manuals Published

Unofficial builds of Yii 2 framework and extension manuals in CHM/PDF/MSWORD/WEBHELP were published.

  • Twig Extension => 2.1.1
  • Debug Extension => 2.0.12
  • Bootstrap Extension => 2.0.7
  • Compiled with latest changes.

Oct 11, 2017


Twig Extension 2.1.1 released

Yii team released version 2.1.1 of the Twig extension. Changes are the following:

  • Exception page now displays exact template line where an issue has occurred. Before there was, at best, a line from template compiling result that was not useful at all.
  • A Twig extension added allowing to work with Html helper in templates. You can find more details in the guide. Without the extension it was not possible to use methods such as addCssClass() because of Twig limitations.
  • Bugfixes.
  • More docs.

This version was worked on by new Twig extension maintainer, Anton Gubarev (@amarox). He's using the extension is his projects and volunteered to both polish it to perfection and develop it further.

Oct 9, 2017


Debug extension version 2.0.12 released

Another release from Yii team. This one fixes regressions found in previous version of the extension.

Oct 9, 2017


Bootstrap extension version 2.0.7 released

Yii team released Bootstrap extension version 2.0.7. This version is a regular release with a number of bugs fixed and some small enhancements.

Updating is, as usual, could be done via Composer.

Sep 26, 2017


Yii development notes #14

Issue 14 of Yii development notes is here. Website, 2.0 and 2.1 progress, Yii museum and CMS releases.

Sep 9, 2017


Jeff Reifman On Yii Framework And His Influence In PHP

An interview with Jeff Reifman, author of many Yii-related articles, experienced technology consultant and former Microsoft Group Program Manager. He speaks about career, metorship, OpenSource, his projects and Yii.

Sep 6, 2017


LUYA RC4 available with new admin UI

Finally – with this LUYA release, the new admin UI is available!

It took us almost half a year to develop and integrate the new admin UI. We rewrote all HTML and CSS files on the basis of the Bootstrap 4 framework (which will make it easier for developers to style their own extensions to the LUYA backend). There was also plenty of work involved adapting the AngularJS scripts.

LUYA RC4 Admin

Initially we had planned to release LUYA version 1.0.0 at this time, but the new admin UI brings too many changes, so that we are depending on all LUYA developers to report bugs and missing features. Therefore this is RC4.

What else has been done?

  • You can now arrange placeholders within a grid system in the admin, which means you can reflect your frontend layout using rows and columns.
  • The Composer plugin can now load blocks and bootstrap files from composer.json.
  • Modules can now have custom dashboard objects: simply generate a dashboard object from your admin module (e.g. to display latest news, last logins etc.).
  • New Import and Export helper classes let you conveniently import and export CSV files (other formats to follow).
  • The admin UI now includes a developer toolbar which tracks all requests.
  • New and extended scaffolding commands let you create filters, active windows and cruds easier and with better results.
  • PostgreSQL support was added.
  • Additional ngrest plugins were added, including CheckboxRelationActiveQuery, Sortables and a beautiful Color Wheel.
  • Administration file uploading is now more secure.

We think that with this release – which encompasses over 700 commits! – we have taken LUYA a big step forward towards the goal of being one of the most versatile and easy-to-use content management systems and web application toolboxes in the Yii and PHP universes.

Let us know about your LUYA projects! We will happily feature them on the website. For ways to contact us, see below.

We are looking for people who like to translate the administration area to other languages – please drop us a message on Twitter, Gitter, Slack or create an issue on github!

Please check the full Changelog and the Upgrading Guide where you will find a list of all breaking changes.

If you have any problems or questions regarding the upgrade process, don't hesitate to create an issue on GitHub.

5 September 2017
LUYA developer team

Sep 4, 2017


Debug extension version 2.0.10 released

Yii team released debug extension version 2.0.10 greatly improving stability of error handling and adding enhancements.