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Installation ============ SonataAdminBundle can be installed at any moment during a project's lifecycle. Download the Bundle ------------------- .. code-block:: bash composer require sonata-project/admin-bundle Download a Storage Bundle ------------------------- You've now downloaded the SonataAdminBundle. While this bundle contains all functionality, it needs storage bundles to be able to communicate with a database. Before using the SonataAdminBundle, you have to download one of these storage bundles. The official storage bundles are: * `SonataDoctrineORMAdminBundle`_ (integrates the Doctrine ORM); * `SonataDoctrineMongoDBAdminBundle`_ (integrates the Doctrine MongoDB ODM); * `SonataDoctrinePhpcrAdminBundle`_ (integrates the Doctrine PHPCR ODM). You can download them in the same way as the SonataAdminBundle. Please, choose one and follow its installation instructions before proceeding. .. note:: Don't know which to choose? Most new users prefer SonataDoctrineORMAdmin, to interact with traditional relational databases (MySQL, PostgreSQL, etc). Enable the Bundle ----------------- Then, enable the bundle and the bundles it relies on by adding the following line in `bundles.php` file of your project:: // config/bundles.php return [ // ... Symfony\Bundle\SecurityBundle\SecurityBundle::class => ['all' => true], Sonata\CoreBundle\SonataCoreBundle::class => ['all' => true], Sonata\BlockBundle\SonataBlockBundle::class => ['all' => true], Knp\Bundle\MenuBundle\KnpMenuBundle::class => ['all' => true], Sonata\AdminBundle\SonataAdminBundle::class => ['all' => true], ]; Configure the Installed Bundles ------------------------------- Now all needed bundles are downloaded and registered, you have to add some configuration. The admin interface is using SonataBlockBundle to put everything in blocks. You have to tell the block bundle about the existence of the admin block: .. configuration-block:: .. code-block:: yaml # config/packages/sonata_admin.yaml sonata_block: blocks: # enable the SonataAdminBundle block sonata.admin.block.admin_list: contexts: [admin] .. note:: Don't worry too much if, at this point, you don't yet understand fully what a block is. The SonataBlockBundle is a useful tool, but it's not vital that you understand it in order to use the admin bundle. Enable the "translator" service ------------------------------- The translator service is required by SonataAdmin to display all labels properly. For more information: .. configuration-block:: .. code-block:: yaml # config/packages/framework.yaml framework: translator: { fallbacks: ['%locale%'] } Define routes ------------- The bundles are now registered and configured correctly. To be able to access SonataAdminBundle's pages, the Symfony router needs to know the routes provided by the SonataAdminBundle. You can do this by adding its routes to your application's routing file: .. configuration-block:: .. code-block:: yaml # config/routes/sonata_admin.yaml admin_area: resource: '@SonataAdminBundle/Resources/config/routing/sonata_admin.xml' prefix: /admin _sonata_admin: resource: . type: sonata_admin prefix: /admin .. note:: If you're using XML or PHP to specify your application's configuration, the above routing configuration must be placed in routing.xml or routing.php according to your format (i.e. XML or PHP). .. note:: For those curious about the ``resource: .`` setting: it is unusual syntax but used because Symfony requires a resource to be defined (which points to a real file). Once this validation passes Sonata's ``AdminPoolLoader`` is in charge of processing this route and it ignores the resource setting. At this point you can already access the (empty) admin dashboard by visiting the URL: ``http://yoursite.local/admin/dashboard``. Preparing your Environment -------------------------- As with all bundles you install, it's a good practice to clear the cache and install the assets: .. code-block:: bash bin/console cache:clear bin/console assets:install The Admin Interface ------------------- You've finished the installation process, congratulations. If you fire up the server, you can now visit the admin page on http://localhost:8000/admin .. note:: This tutorial assumes you are using the build-in server using the ``bin/console server:start`` (or ``server:run``) command. .. figure:: ../images/getting_started_empty_dashboard.png :align: center :alt: Sonata Dashboard :width: 700px As you can see, the admin panel is very empty. This is because no bundle has provided admin functionality for the admin bundle yet. Fortunately, you'll learn how to do this in the :doc:`next chapter `. .. _`installation chapter`: .. _SonataDoctrineORMAdminBundle: .. _SonataDoctrineMongoDBAdminBundle: .. _SonataDoctrinePhpcrAdminBundle:

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