The TutsPlus.com site has posted the latest in their "Programming with Yii2" series of tutorials with this new article looking at features for the application useful to build community around the site.
In today's tutorial, I'm going to show you how to extend Yii to easily mimic a site like Reddit with voting, comments, and sharing.
[...] I built some my latest Twitter API episodes on the early version of this platform, following friends on behalf of users and analyzing our followers. The site I described in those, Twixxr, forms the foundation of my Yii customization work.
So adding core functionality like voting, comments and sharing makes so much sense. As you expand your Yii codebase with these kinds of features, building new sites becomes faster, easier and increasingly powerful.
He then spends the rest of the article showing how to use three Yii2 plugins to help provide the community functionality he needed: a voting extension, a plugin for integrating Disquis and a "social extension" for other social plugins and widgets. He shows how to get these extensions installed and what code updates you'll need to make to use them across the application. This also includes screenshots of the results so you can be sure that you're on the right track.