Creating reusable controllers

In Yii, you can create reusable controllers. If you are creating a lot of applications or controllers that are of the same type, moving all common code into a reusable controller will save you a lot of time.

In this recipe, we try to create a common CleanController, which will clear temporary directories and flush cached data.

Getting ready

Create a new yii2-app-basic application using the composer as described in the official guide at

How to do it…

Carry out the following steps to create reusable controllers:

  1. Create the cleaner directory and add the standalone CleanController controller:
    <?php namespace app\cleaner; use Yii; use yii\filters\VerbFilter; use ...

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