Creating your project

Installation is done via composer.

composer create-project aura/web-project quick-start
cd quick-start
composer require "foa/html-view-bundle:2.*"

All views and layouts are kept in templates/views and templates/layouts folder.

mkdir -p templates/{views,layouts}

Create your basic template templates/views/hello.php

<?php // templates/views/hello.php ?>
<?php $this->title()->set("Hello from aura"); ?>
<p>Hello <?= $this->name; ?></p>

and a very basic layout

<?php // templates/layouts/default.php ?>
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html xmlns="" xml:lang="en" lang="en-us">
    <?php echo $this->title(); ?>
    <?php echo $this->getContent(); ?>

Edit config/Common.php and define service for view and the template paths in registry.

public function define(Container $di)
    $di->params['Aura\View\TemplateRegistry']['paths'] = array(
        dirname(__DIR__) . '/templates/views',
        dirname(__DIR__) . '/templates/layouts',
    $di->set('view', $di->lazyNew('Aura\View\View'));

Setting paths in registry is available from 2.1+

Edit modifyDispatcher method to

public function modifyWebDispatcher($di)
    $view = $di->get('view');
    $dispatcher = $di->get('aura/web-kernel:dispatcher');
    $response = $di->get('aura/web-kernel:response');
    $request = $di->get('aura/web-kernel:request');
    $dispatcher->setObject('hello', function () use ($view, $response, $request) {
        $name = $request->query->get('name', 'Aura');
        // set the view to render
        // set the layout
        // set the data for view
        $view->setData(array('name' => $name));

Let us fire the php server

php -S localhost:8000 web/index.php

Now you can browse http://localhost:8000 or pass a get value to name as http://localhost:8000/?name=Hari

Enjoy using Aura!