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Creating a blog in Symfony2

Introduction

This tutorial will guide you through the process of creating a full featured blogging website using Symfony2. The Standard Distribution of the Symfony2 framework will be used, which includes the main components you will need when building your own websites. The tutorial is split into a number of parts, each part covering different aspects of Symfony2 and its components. This tutorial is aimed to be worked through similar to the symfony 1 Jobeet tutorial.

Demo Website

The symblog website can be viewed at http://symblog.co.uk. The source code is available via Github. It follows along with each part of the tutorial

Coverage

This tutorial aims to cover the common tasks you are faced with when creating websites using Symfony2.

  1. Bundles
  2. Controllers
  3. Templating (Using TWIG)
  4. Model - Doctrine 2
  5. Migrations
  6. Data Fixtures
  7. Validators
  8. Forms
  9. Routing
  10. Asset Management
  11. Emailing
  12. Environments
  13. Customising Error pages
  14. Security
  15. The User & Sessions
  16. CRUD Generation
  17. Caching
  18. Testing
  19. Deployment

Symfony2 is highly customisable and provides a number of different ways to perform the same task. Some examples of this include writing configuration options in YAML, XML, PHP, or Annotation, and creating templates using Twig or PHP. To keep this tutorial simple we will use YAML and Annotations for configuration and Twig for templating. The Symfony book provides a great resource for examples of how to use the other methods. If other people would like to contribute to the completion of alternative methods simply fork the repository on Github and send over the pull requests :)

Translations

Spanish

Symblog has been translated into Spanish thanks to the contribution by Lisper.

French

Symblog has been translated into French thanks to the contribution by Clement Keirua.

Portuguese

Symblog has been translated into Brazilian Portuguese thanks to the contribution by TotLab - Pesquisa e Desenvolvimento Web.

Author

This tutorial is being created by dsyph3r.

Contributing

The source for this tutorial is available on Github. If you would like to improve and extend this tutorial simply fork the project and send over the pull requests. You can also raise issues using the GitHub Issue Tracker. If any one is interested in creating a much more visually pleasing design please get in touch!

Credits

Special thanks to all the contributors of the Official Symfony2 documentation. This provided an invaluable resource of information.

Flag Icons sourced from famfamfam.

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