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PHP Website Examples for The "Using Zend Framework 3" Book

This project contains several websites that go with my free and open-source book, Using Zend Framework 3.

It is difficult to write code without mistakes. If you are reading the book and can not understand why your code does not work, you can download this repo and see a complete website in action. Moreover, you can use these sample websites as a base for your own sites.

To download all samples as a ZIP archive, click the Clone or Download button above. When download is complete, unpack the archive to some directory.

For description of each sample website and for detailed installation instructions, please visit these links:

  • Pure PHP - demonstrates how to create a 3-page website without any framework
  • Hello World Sample - shows how to write a simple, but functional website with Zend Framework 3, including the documentation and file download pages
  • Form Demo Sample - here you can see how to use web forms for getting data from your site's users and how to upload files to your server
  • Blog Sample - shows how to implement a simple blog website
  • User Demo Sample - shows how to use authentication (log in)
  • Role Demo Sample - shows how to use RBAC (roles and permissions) for authorization
  • i18n Demo Sample - shows how to translate and adapt your website to several languages (e.g. English, Spanish and Russian)


Code samples are provided under the BSD-like license. You are free to use, modify and distribute them as you wish without almost any restrictions.


I think that currently this project is mature enough, but if you found a mistake or a bug, please report it on the Issues page.

If you find that sample websites are inconvenient and want to suggest an improvement, please explain the problem on Issues. I will review your proposal, but can not guarantee that I will implement it.

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If you want to share your emotions on this project, please email me privately at olegkrivtsov at gmail dot com.

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