How to install


You have two methods to install the project: using a pre-configured bundle or your own custom install.

With the AdmingeneratorIpsum fully configured base project

The AdmingeneratorIpsum project is a "Kitchen Sink" version that is complete and will allow you:

  • to have a Fast Start: with all the dependencies carefully configured with multiple templates - including Propel, Doctrine ORM, ORD.
  • to try out all the features: with working examples of generator configuration, models and documentation.
  • to contribute to the generator project using a known starting configuration, and
  • to see how site access control is configured . It comes preconfigured with the FOS_UserBundle.
> git clone git://
> cd AdmingeneratorIpsum
> cp app/config/parameters.yml.sample app/config/parameters.yml
> ./bin/vendors install
> ./

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Your own Symfony2 project

Configure your own project in the standard Symfony2 way.

Full Custom Installation

First add the AdminGenerator submodule to your project:

git submodule add git:// vendor/bundles/Admingenerator/GeneratorBundle

Or, if you use deps file:


Register it in the autoload.php file:

// app/autoload.php

    'Admingenerator'    => array(__DIR__.'/../src', __DIR__.'/../vendor/bundles'),

Add it to the AppKernel class:

// app/AppKernel.php

public function registerBundles()
    $bundles = array(
        // ...
        // Admin Generator
        new Admingenerator\GeneratorBundle\AdmingeneratorGeneratorBundle(),
    // ...

Install SensioGeneratorBundle (if you're not on a symfony-standard)

Add the bundle as a submodule:

git submodule add git:// vendor/bundles/Sensio/Bundle/GeneratorBundle

Or for the deps method:


Register it in the autoload.php file:

// app/autoload.php

    'Sensio\Bundle'     => __DIR__.'/../vendor/bundles',

Add it to the AppKernel class:

$bundles[] = new Sensio\Bundle\GeneratorBundle\SensioGeneratorBundle(),

Install KnpMenuBundle

Adding Git submodules:

git submodule add vendor/bundles/Knp/Bundle/MenuBundle
git submodule add vendor/KnpMenu

Or with deps file:



Register it in the autoload.php file:

// app/autoload.php

    'Knp'       => __DIR__.'/../vendor/bundles',
    'Knp\\Menu'  => __DIR__.'/../vendor/KnpMenu/src',

Add it to the AppKernel class:

$bundles[] = new Knp\Bundle\MenuBundle\KnpMenuBundle();

Don't forget to configure it to use twig in config.yml:

    twig: true

Now two ways to continue the setup :

First of all, do not forget to install above vendors:

php bin/vendors install

Manually, follow the end of readme, or automatically (,

php app/console admin:setup

Install TwigGenerator

git submodule add vendor/twig-generator

Register it in the autoload.php file:

// app/autoload.php

    'TwigGenerator'         => __DIR__.'/../vendor/twig-generator/src',

Install Pagerfanta

git submodule add vendor/pagerfanta
git submodule add vendor/bundles/WhiteOctober/PagerfantaBundle

Register it in the autoload.php file:

// app/autoload.php

    'WhiteOctober\PagerfantaBundle' => __DIR__.'/../vendor/bundles',
    'Pagerfanta'                    => __DIR__.'/../vendor/pagerfanta/src',

Add it to the AppKernel class:

$bundles[] = new WhiteOctober\PagerfantaBundle\WhiteOctoberPagerfantaBundle(),

Configure JMS Security

In config.yml:

     expressions: true

Setup the Model Manager you want

At this step, you'll have to install the Model Manager you want (Doctrine ORM, Doctrine ODM and/or Propel). E.g. with Doctrine, you'll have to setup the Doctrine2FixtureBundle bundle.

Install Doctrine2FixtureBundle & create the database

php app/console doctrine:database:create
php app/console doctrine:schema:create
php app/console doctrine:fixtures:load  

Install Assetic (Optional see without assetic part)

git submodule add git:// vendor/bundles/Symfony/Bundle/AsseticBundle
git submodule add git:// vendor/assetic

Register it in the autoload.php file:

// app/autoload.php

    'Assetic'           => __DIR__.'/../vendor/assetic/src',

Add it to the AppKernel class:

$bundles[] = new Symfony\Bundle\AsseticBundle\AsseticBundle(),

Configure the routing in app/config/routing.yml:

    resource: .
    type: assetic

To run assets you also need to install sass & compass:

sudo gem install compass #
sudo gem install sass

Configure Assetic:

        cssrewrite: ~
            bin: /var/lib/gems/1.8/gems/sass-3.1.7/bin/sass
            compass: /var/lib/gems/1.8/gems/compass-0.11.5/bin/compass

Without Assetic

Configure your config.yml to use the assetic less template

    base_admin_template: AdmingeneratorGeneratorBundle::base_admin_assetic_less.html.twig

With or without assetic

Publish assets:

php app/console assets:install web/

Last step

Configure the dev environment:

    overwrite_if_exists: true

Want to connect to FOSUserBundle ?

Just setup the AdmingeneratorUserBundle

Without assetic set in config.yml :

     login_template: AdmingeneratorGeneratorBundle::base_login_assetic_less.html.twig

Found a typo ? Something is wrong in this documentation ? Just fork and edit it !