Console app not running?

I’ve a console controller, ImportController:



    namespace console\controllers;


    class ImportController extends \yii\console\Controller


        public function actionHeatMeter()


        	$this->layout = 'blank';

            return $this->render('heatmeter');



        public function actionIndex()


            echo "in the import controller!";

            //return $this->render('index');




I’m trying to call it with

    php yii import

No errors, not echoing ‘in the import controller!’, nothing.

Have I written something backwards? I feel like I am going a bit mad.

my config file here: Nothing in the apache logs either…

app.log is not generating for console, either. I can’t find anything in any log that relates to it.

Do you see the "import" controller as an option if you run

 php yii help


I don’t see anything at all? It must be some config thing, but no error is being thrown.

I copied the yii file to the root and modified the paths, hat’s where I’m running it from…

#!/usr/bin/env php



 * Yii console bootstrap file.


 * @link

 * @copyright Copyright (c) 2008 Yii Software LLC

 * @license


defined('YII_DEBUG') or define('YII_DEBUG', true);

// fcgi doesn't have STDIN and STDOUT defined by default

defined('STDIN') or define('STDIN', fopen('php://stdin', 'r'));

defined('STDOUT') or define('STDOUT', fopen('php://stdout', 'w'));

$composerAutoload = [

    __DIR__ . '/vendor/autoload.php', // in yii2-dev repo

    //__DIR__ . '/../../autoload.php', // installed as a composer binary


$vendorPath = null;

foreach ($composerAutoload as $autoload) {

    if (file_exists($autoload)) {


        $vendorPath = dirname($autoload);




require(__DIR__ . '/vendor/yiisoft/yii2/Yii.php');

$application = new yii\console\Application([

    'id' => 'yii-console',

    'basePath' => __DIR__ . '/console',

    'controllerNamespace' => 'yii\console\controllers',


if (isset($vendorPath)) {



$exitCode = $application->run();


Ha! I fixed it. Well - I unbroke it.

I had a ‘return’ in my helpers/console.php instead of the expected function. For some reason, my local environment wasn’t spitting out any error - when I tested it on the staging server it did.