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Netgen Layouts: Building Pages with Symfony

Unlock the power of CMS with Symfony in this tutorial, which explores how Netgen Layouts can dynamically rearrange pages.

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What PHP libraries does this tutorial use?

// composer.json
    "require": {
        "php": ">=8.1.0",
        "ext-ctype": "*",
        "ext-iconv": "*",
        "babdev/pagerfanta-bundle": "^3.7", // v3.7.0
        "doctrine/doctrine-bundle": "^2.7", // 2.7.0
        "doctrine/doctrine-migrations-bundle": "^3.2", // 3.2.2
        "doctrine/orm": "^2.13", // 2.13.3
        "easycorp/easyadmin-bundle": "^4.4", // v4.4.1
        "netgen/layouts-contentful": "^1.3", // 1.3.2
        "netgen/layouts-standard": "^1.3", // 1.3.1
        "pagerfanta/doctrine-orm-adapter": "^3.6",
        "sensio/framework-extra-bundle": "^6.2", // v6.2.8
        "stof/doctrine-extensions-bundle": "^1.7", // v1.7.0
        "symfony/console": "5.4.*", // v5.4.14
        "symfony/dotenv": "5.4.*", // v5.4.5
        "symfony/flex": "^1.17|^2", // v2.2.3
        "symfony/framework-bundle": "5.4.*", // v5.4.14
        "symfony/monolog-bundle": "^3.0", // v3.8.0
        "symfony/proxy-manager-bridge": "5.4.*", // v5.4.6
        "symfony/runtime": "5.4.*", // v5.4.11
        "symfony/security-bundle": "5.4.*", // v5.4.11
        "symfony/twig-bundle": "5.4.*", // v5.4.8
        "symfony/ux-live-component": "^2.x-dev", // 2.x-dev
        "symfony/ux-twig-component": "^2.x-dev", // 2.x-dev
        "symfony/validator": "5.4.*", // v5.4.14
        "symfony/webpack-encore-bundle": "^1.15", // v1.16.0
        "symfony/yaml": "5.4.*", // v5.4.14
        "twig/extra-bundle": "^2.12|^3.0", // v3.4.0
        "twig/twig": "^2.12|^3.0" // v3.4.3
    "require-dev": {
        "doctrine/doctrine-fixtures-bundle": "^3.4", // 3.4.2
        "symfony/debug-bundle": "5.4.*", // v5.4.11
        "symfony/maker-bundle": "^1.47", // v1.47.0
        "symfony/stopwatch": "5.4.*", // v5.4.13
        "symfony/web-profiler-bundle": "5.4.*", // v5.4.14
        "zenstruck/foundry": "^1.22" // v1.22.1

Netgen Layouts is about having your 🎂 - i.e. any Symfony app - and eating it too... by allowing you to rearrange your pages and mix in dynamic content via an admin area. Yup, your Symfony app & Twig templates + the power of a CMS tacked into the side. And all of this is done in a gently way, without "taking over" your app.

In this tutorial, we'll go from zero to hero by installing Layouts into an existing Symfony app:

  • Installing & Setting up Layouts
  • Mapping a "Layout" to existing pages
  • Including your existing Twig blocks in your layout
  • Adding custom "value types" and "query types" so you can embed grids/lists of the custom content from your app
  • Customizing "item views": the templates used in grids/lists
  • Creating a "content browser" to manually select content from your app
  • Pulling content from a CMS - Contentful for our example
  • Theming! Powerful and simple way to override templates
  • Block Views: customizing how a block renders
  • Block Plugins: adding custom options to every block in the system

Layouts is fun: adding a new level of flexibility without changing how you build your app.

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Johann avatar Johann 1 year ago

Yes! this is awesome! But a little problematic for me. I started a project with Symfony 6.1 and would really like to use Netgen Layouts for this project. I've found a dev version (1.4.x-dev) but nothing about a stable release. Does anybody know about a stable release, compatible with Symfony 6.1 (or 6.2 which will be released very soon)?

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Hi Johann,

It is coming very soon :) We are finalizing the 1.4 version (which support Symfony 6) and will release it when its ready, should happen in about 2-3 weeks. We will announce it on our newsletter and on our slack, feel free to join the community!

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Fabrice avatar Fabrice 1 year ago

Godness! I didn't know that! It looks really awesome! When do you plan to start this course?

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Hey Fabrice,

We're actively working on it right now and plan to start releasing it in the middle of November, but it might be a bit delayed because we're also actively releasing 2 courses right now: Design Patterns and PHPUnit. November is a busy month with the SymfonyCon conference which might reflect our schedule. But we're want to release it this year ;)


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