Twig Extension for Yii 2

This extension provides a ViewRender that would allow you to use Twig view template engine with Yii framework 2.0.

For license information check the LICENSE-file.

Documentation is at docs/guide/

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The preferred way to install this extension is through composer:

php composer.phar require --prefer-dist yiisoft/yii2-twig


To use this extension, configure it as described in documentation.


  • PHP 7.2 - 7.4

Class Reference

Class Description
yii\twig\Extension Extension provides Yii-specific syntax for Twig templates.
yii\twig\Optimizer Optimizer removes echo before special functions call and injects function name as an argument for the view helper calls.
yii\twig\Template Template base class
yii\twig\ViewRenderer TwigViewRenderer allows you to use Twig templates in views.
yii\twig\ViewRendererStaticClassProxy Class-proxy for static classes Needed because you can't pass static class to Twig other way