If you followed the directions above, then your bootstrap class will be utilizing a front controller, and when it is run, it will dispatch the front controller. However, in all likelihood, you'll need a little more configuration than this.
In this section, we'll look at adding two resources to your application. First, we'll set up your layouts, and then we'll customize your view object.
One of the standard resources provided with
Zend_Application is the "layout" resource. This
resource expects you to define configuration values which it will
then use to configure your
To use it, all we need to do is update the configuration file.
[production] phpSettings.display_startup_errors = 0 phpSettings.display_errors = 0 bootstrap.path = APPLICATION_PATH "/Bootstrap.php" bootstrap.class = "Bootstrap" resources.frontController.controllerDirectory = APPLICATION_PATH "/controllers" ; ADD THE FOLLOWING LINES resources.layout.layout = "layout" resources.layout.layoutPath = APPLICATION_PATH "/layouts/scripts" [staging : production] [testing : production] phpSettings.display_startup_errors = 1 phpSettings.display_errors = 1 [development : production] phpSettings.display_startup_errors = 1 phpSettings.display_errors = 1
If you haven't already, create the directory
application/layouts/scripts/, and the file
layout.phtml within that directory. A good starting
layout is as follows (and ties in with the view resource covered
<?php echo $this->doctype() ?>
<?php echo $this->headTitle() ?>
<?php echo $this->headLink() ?>
<?php echo $this->headStyle() ?>
<?php echo $this->headScript() ?>
<?php echo $this->layout()->content ?>
At this point, you will now have a working layout.
Now, we'll add a custom view resource. When initializing the view,
we'll want to set the HTML DocType and a default value for the title
to use in the HTML head. This can be accomplished by editing your
Bootstrap class to add a method:
class Bootstrap extends Zend_Application_Bootstrap_Bootstrap
protected function _initView()
// Initialize view
$view = new Zend_View();
$view->headTitle('My First Zend Framework Application');
// Add it to the ViewRenderer
$viewRenderer = Zend_Controller_Action_HelperBroker::getStaticHelper(
// Return it, so that it can be stored by the bootstrap
This method will be automatically executed when you bootstrap the application, and will ensure your view is initialized according to your application needs.