Install on a new eZ Platform project

Netgen provides an uptodate installation of eZ Platform with Netgen Layouts pre-installed. The installation is based on a clean eZ Platform install, ready to be used as a base for your new project.

This installation can later be used to upgrade to future versions of eZ Platform by following official eZ Systems upgrade instructions.

Create a database

Create a database for your project with:

CREATE DATABASE my_project CHARACTER SET utf8mb4 COLLATE utf8mb4_unicode_520_ci;

Use Composer

Install Composer and execute the following from a directory of your choice and specify the database connection info when asked:

$ composer create-project netgen/layouts-ezplatform-site my_project
$ cd my_project

Install the database

Run the following commands from the project root to install eZ Platform database together with Netgen Layouts database tables:

$ php bin/console ezplatform:install clean
$ php bin/console doctrine:migrations:migrate --configuration=vendor/netgen/layouts-core/migrations/doctrine.yml

Rendering block items

To render block items, Netgen Layouts by default uses an eZ Platform view type called standard. For every content object that you wish to include in a Netgen Layouts block, you need to define the standard view type, e.g.:

ezpublish:
    system:
        site_group:
            content_view:
                standard:
                    article:
                        template: "@ezdesign/content/standard/article.html.twig"
                        match:
                            Identifier\ContentType: article

Start the app

You can use the built-in Symfony web server to serve the app:

$ php bin/console server:start

After that, open http://127.0.0.1:8000 in your browser to run the app.

What next?

Read up on how to achieve various developer tasks in Netgen Layouts by visiting the Cookbook docs section.