# Starting

Once you're done with the Wolff installation, you should have a wolff folder, move the folder content to your server root (commonly is var/www/html or C:\xampp\htdocs).

Then, start your local server and go to the link: localhost/wolff. You should be able to see the Wolff welcome page.

PHP build in server

Another alternative is using the PHP build-in web server, move to your wolff folder and run:

sudo php -S localhost:8080 -t public

Now accessing localhost:8080 should show you the Wolff welcome page.

Additional configuration

If you are in a production environment, be sure to set the correct file permissions inside your Wolff project.

The recommended permissions are 0755 for folders and 0655 for PHP source files. For your safety, PHP files should be editable by the owner and readable by a group.


It's time to create your first own page. That's why there are some useful examples below.

Warning: These examples are NOT supposed to be used as a reference for production code.

Simple insertion

This expressive example shows a page (available at localhost/form) with a simple form that inserts data into the database. Here we will use the controller, language, database, router and view modules.

The database class will use the credentials available in system/config.php file.



return [
    'name'       => 'Name',
    'email'      => 'Email address',
    'password'   => 'Password',
    'btn_submit' => 'Submit',



namespace Controller;

use Wolff\Core\{DB, Language, View};

class Form
    // Form view
    public function index($req, $res)
        $data['lang'] = Language::get('form');
        View::render('form', $data);

    // Form submit
    public function submit($req, $res)
        $db = new DB();
        $db->query("INSERT INTO user (name, email, password)
            VALUES (:name, :email, :password)", $req->body());

        echo 'Done';



use Wolff\Core\Route;

Route::get('/', [ Controller\Home::class, 'index' ]);
Route::get('form/submit', [ Controller\Home::class, 'submit' ]);


<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
    <title>Wolff form</title>
    <form action="{{ url('form/submit') }}" method="post">
        <input type="text" name="name" placeholder="{{ $lang['name'] }}">
        <input type="text" name="email" placeholder="{{ $lang['email'] }}">
        <input type="password" name="password" placeholder="{{ $lang['password'] }}">

        <button type="submit">{{ $lang['btn_submit'] }}</button>

Safer insertion

You can replace the code of the submit method in the controller with the following code, which uses the Wolff validation utility.


// Form submit
public function submit($req, $res)
    $validation = new Validation;
        'name' => [
            'minlen' => 4,
            'type'   => 'alpha',
        'email' => [
            'type' => 'email',
        'password' => [
            'minlen' => 8,

    if ($validation->isValid()) {
        $db = new DB();
        $db->query("INSERT INTO user (name, email, password)
            VALUES (:name, :email, :password)", $req->body());
        echo 'Done';
    } else {
        echo 'Invalid data';
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