Over the past several years I’ve created a number of Zend Framework applications. For my projects I’ve found that a “module” based directory structure works best. The following describes how I setup my applications using a modular based directory structure.
Step 1: Download
Step 2: Install
Follow the instructions in the “Create Your Project” section of Zend Framework’s Quick Start guide. Only follow the instructions to the “Checkpoint” (do not move on to the next step in the guide).
Step 3: Create default module
zf create module default
Note: The exact command I used is:
~/Downloads/ZendFramework-1.11.4-minimal/bin/zf.sh create module default
Step 4: Edit the application.ini configuration file
1) Remove the following line:
resources.frontController.controllerDirectory = APPLICATION_PATH "/controllers"
2) Change the following line:
resources.frontController.params.prefixDefaultModule = "1"
resources.frontController.params.prefixDefaultModule = false
3) Add the following to the bottom of the
resources.frontController.defaultmodule = "default" resources.modules =
4) Under this line:
appnamespace = "Application"
…add these lines:
autoloadernamespaces = "Zend" autoloadernamespaces = "App"
Step 5: Create our “App” directory
This is where I like to put all of my application’s library code/classes. If your going to use a different name for your application’s library code make sure to adjust the ‘autoloadernamespaces = “App”‘ line from the previous step.
Step 6: Copy Files and Clean up
Copy all the files in (application/views) to (application/modules/default/views) and clean up
cp -R application/views/* application/modules/default/views rm -fr application/views
Copy all the files in (application/controllers) to (application/modules/default/controllers) and clean up
cp -R application/controllers/* application/modules/default/controllers rm -fr application/controllers
Remove the leftover “models” folder
rm -fr application/models
At this point you should be able to browse to your project and see the “Welcome to the Zend Framework!” welcome page.
Zend Framework 1.11.4