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How to Install YII in Wamp?

Now a days so many people are looking in to the "YII" Framework, including me. So I tried to install the YII in my local system, having Wamp 2.2c. Not sure about other, but I faced some issue to install "YII" on my local host.

So I explored some time and finally able to install successfully "YII" in local System. I am thinking that it would be good to share "How to Install YII in Wamp".

To install 'YII' follow the below steps to install "YII" in you wamp server.

1. First step is inserting the Environment Variable for "php" in to your windows system to run the "YIIC" command successfully.

I. Right Click on "My Computer" ==> and select "Properties"

II. Now you will see the System Properties window. Select "Advanced" tab.

III. From that tab click on "Environment Variables" above to "OK" button.

IV. From the "System Variables" select the "Path" and click "Edit" button.

V. Now you will see the "Edit System Variable" with "Variable name" and "Variable value" Fields

VI. Enter "D:\wamp\bin\php\php5.3.9" (php5.3.9 is my php version in the D:\wamp\bin\php folder) at the end of "Variable value" without double quotes.

VII. Now click "Ok" for all the opened windows.

2. Now I have downloaded the "YII" from 'http://www.yiiframework.com/download/' and I have extracted the zip file in to the "D:\wamp\www\yii\" folder.

3. Before running "YIIC" command check system requirement to satisfy the 'YII' framework by running this URL : http://localhost/yii/requirements/

(This 'YIIC' command is for generating the YII framework files and folder for your site). Once all the requirements are satisfied then follow the below steps.

4. Open command prompt by Win + R and type "cmd" then click ok.

5. Move the current directory from "C:\Documents and Settings\username>" to "D:\wamp\www\yii"

a.  > D: (enter)

b. D:\>cd wamp\www\yii\framework

c. Run this command from here : yiic webapp d:\wamp\www\mysite (mysite is the your site folder name) then the output should be like below...

D:\wamp\www\yii\framework>yiic webapp d:\wamp\www\mysite
Create a Web application under 'D:\wamp\www\mysite'? [yes|no] yes

d. type 'yes' and press enter.

6. Now you have finished your installation and it show the below message : Your application has been created successfully under D:\wamp\www\mysite.

Now you are ready to use your application by accessing the URL : http://localhost/mysite/.


hwdVideoShare Featured Videos Module

This hwdVideoShare Featured Video module is an Extension specific module, to work this it requires the hwdvideoshare component.

hwdVideoShare provides the Featured Video module but that display only Featured video thumbnails. While clicking on that thumbnail only the video will open and will play.

But my hwdVideoShare Featured Video Module is for displaying the featured videos in a video player based on the module parameter which is specified in the Module Parameters. By default it will display only one Featured Video.

Note: This module will work with Joomla1.7 but the latest hwdVideoShare Nighty Builds only. See for more details: http://hwdmediashare.co.uk/news/392-joomla-17-compatibility

You can download the zip from here

Skip Plan selection in Joomla AEC with Jomsocial profile types

Here I can explain you two things. 

First thing, Suppose in Jomsocial if you have two profile types such as Partner and Member. Here if you what to show first 3 plans to Member profile type and 4th plan (Free) to Parter profile type only.

Solution: After creating plans go to Restrictions Tab : set "Yes" value for 'Use Custom Restrictions' and in the 'Custom Restrictions' textarea place [[user_js_23]] = 1 for the Member profile type plans and [[user_js_23]] = 2 for Partner profile type plans.

Your can find [[user_js_23]]  = profile type under User Account Related data  

[[user_js_21]] => Arts Activities
[[user_js_22]] => Template
[[user_js_23]] => Profiletype
[[user_js_25]] => Organization Name

[[user_js_23]] = 1 ==> Member profile type id
[[user_js_23]] = 2 ==> Partner profile type id

vBulletin add-on for making Private Message as archived / unarchived v1.1

Hello to all,

 I developed v1.1 for my previous post vBulletin add-on for making Private Message as archived / unarchived

vBulletin add-on for making Private Message as archived / unarchived

Hello to all,

vBulletin is a forum software that allows users to send Private Messages (PMs) to each other. One of my client used this vBulletin Forum. He wants an addon that will show a list of all the PMs in the DB and if you click one, it should show the contents of the PM. This will run in the administrator control panel, so only the admins can use this add-on.

If admin feels the message is spam, he can select the PM and click an "archive" button and it will copy the message out of the live PM tables to some backup tables, so the message won't get delivered to site member.

Later on, if admin decided that the message is NOT spam, there will be an "un-archive" button to remove it from the backup tables and put it back into the live PM tables.

To achieve this I developed an add-on, which will help admin to make PM's archived or unarchived.

click here to get the code.. unzip and follow the instructions...

Installtion Instructions:

1. Upload the below two files in specified path below.


2. Import the forum.sql file from PhpMyAdmin