I have been using Yii since version 1 and now upgraded my site to version 2 and I am very happy with the framework. Works great and incorporates all the features I need.
However looking at google trends or Github trending for instance
I can see that there is a problem with YII and on the long term it will affect all of us if the number of adopters does not grow. I don’t want to be alarmist but a lot of PHP frameworks have lost interest from users and finally disappeared.
Anyway, Yii Framework is very good and most of the time I read a blog post about which PHP framework to choose, Yii is always considered fast, secure, extensible… but at the end of the review another framework is picked as the best one because it is more popular with a bigger community. Yii is underrated and all the trends are showing it.
One easy thing that should be done is update the yiiframework.com website. If you compare to other big players, the site looks outdated which is kind of ironic when it is a website for a PHP framework.
I know that the new website task has been on the roadmap since 2014 but it never happens.
My questions are:
- To the CORE team, is there a plan to update the website in the short term? If yes do you guys need help?
If you do need help
- I am pretty sure we have amazing designers in the community, would anyone be interested in working on the yiiframework site?
Waiting to see your comments and hopefully change for the best.