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Symfony CMF Documentation¶
The Symfony2 Content Management Framework (CMF) project is organized by the Symfony community and has several sponsoring companies and prominent open source leaders implementing the philosophy of the decoupled CMS. You can learn more about the project on the about page.
This documentation is still in development. The bundles and reference sections are updated for the 1.0 release, but the book is still a bit sparse. Want to help? Thank you, all help greatly appreciated! The source of the documentation is hosted on github.
The Symfony CMF project makes it easier for developers to add CMS functionality to applications built with the Symfony2 PHP framework. Key development principles for the provided set of bundles are scalability, usability, documentation and testing.
Why another CMS?¶
Actually we consider this project to be a CMF, a content management framework, rather than a CMS, a content management system. The reason is that we are only providing the tools to build a custom CMS. There are clearly many CMS solutions available already, but they tend to be monolithic packages tailored towards end users. Many carry a certain amount of legacy baggage which make them less than ideal for developing highly custom applications, in contrast to what is possible with Symfony2.
What is our target audience?¶
There are basically two main target audiences:
- Developers who have built an existing custom application with Symfony2 and need a fast way to add support for content management. Be it sophisticated CMS features like semantic content, inline editing, multi-channel delivery etc. or just a few content pages for things like the about/contact pages.
- Developers that need to build a highly customized authoring and content delivery solution that no out-of-the-box CMS can properly provide through customization alone.
This is the Symfony CMF bible. It's the reference for any user of the CMF, who will typically want to keep this close at hand.
Looking for some in depth information about a CMF Bundle? Want a list of all the configuration options of a bundle? Want to know if you can use a bundle independently and how to do it? In this case the reference is the right place for you.
Looking for some information about the low level components of the CMF?
Ever wondered what configuration options you have available to you in files
app/config/config.yml? In this section, all available
configuration is broken down per bundle.
Special solutions for specific use cases that go beyond standard usage.
Want to know more about the CMF and how each part can be configured? There's a tutorial for each one.
- Create a New Project with PHPCR-ODM
- Creating a Basic CMS Using the RoutingAutoBundle
- Creating a CMS using CMF and Sonata
- Choosing a Storage Layer
- Installing and Configuring the CMF Core
- Installing the CMF sandbox
- Handling Multi-Language Documents
- Installing and Configuring Doctrine PHPCR-ODM
- Using the BlockBundle and ContentBundle with PHPCR