Jun 29, 2017


Yii development notes #10

Tenth Yii development notes issue is out with some interesting links and facts inside.

Jun 26, 2017


Yii 2 usuario extension

Yii 2 usuario is a highly customizable and extensible user management, RBAC management, authentication, and authorization Yii2 module extension.

It works extensively with Yii's Container making it really easy to override absolutely anything within its core. The module is built to work out of the box with some minor config tweaks and it comes with the following features:

  • Backend user/profile/account management
  • Backend RBAC management
  • Login via username/email + password process
  • Login via social network process
  • Password recovery process

We considered that RBAC was essential to be included into any user management module, even if you simply use one user with admin role, its much better to actually work with RBAC just in case your application scales in the future.

Jun 23, 2017


Auth Client 2.1.3, HTTP Client 2.0.4, MongoDB 2.1.4

Yii team released three official extensions.

In Auth Client, besides bugfixes, there are some new features. OpenID Connect support was added as well as OAuth2-authentication via JSON Web Token (JWT). Token exchange was implemented for Facebook.

Jun 13, 2017


Yii2support plugin beta version was released

Yii2support plugin beta version was released.

New functionality:

  1. validation autocomplete
  2. autotype for Yii::createObject() call

Feel free to test and post bugs on GitHub. Because it is a beta release, it should be installed via "Install plugin from disk".

Plugin file could be downloaded either from Beta channel or from

Jun 11, 2017


Yii development notes #9

Another issue of development notes was posted. Two Yii releases, 2.1 details, experimental extension, a blog post, and some details on how campaign goes.

Jun 11, 2017


How to Install Yii on Windows or a Mac

The very basic Yii setup using WAMP or MAMP. It's covered in even more details than official Yii guide has.

Jun 11, 2017


Building Your Startup: Approaching Major Feature Enhancements

Jeff Reifman startup series continues with another episode. This time the topic is about introducing major changes into the project.

Jun 8, 2017


Yii 1.1.19 is released

Yii team released an update for 1.1 branch of the framework.

Jun 6, 2017


Yii 2.0.12 is released

Yii team released Yii Framework version 2.0.12.

Please refer to the instructions at to install or upgrade to this version.

Version 2.0.12 is a minor release of Yii 2.0 which contains more than 100 enhancements and bug fixes.

Jun 2, 2017


Moving constants into dictionaries

How to refactor constants further to both improve both syntax and make project structured better.