CakePHP Application Skeleton
A skeleton for creating applications with CakePHP 4.x.
The framework source code can be found here: cakephp/cakephp.
- Download Composer or update
php composer.phar create-project --prefer-dist cakephp/app [app_name].
If Composer is installed globally, run
composer create-project --prefer-dist cakephp/app
In case you want to use a custom app dir name (e.g.
composer create-project --prefer-dist cakephp/app myapp
You can now either use your machine's webserver to view the default home page, or start up the built-in webserver with:
bin/cake server -p 8765
http://localhost:8765 to see the welcome page.
Since this skeleton is a starting point for your application and various files would have been modified as per your needs, there isn't a way to provide automated upgrades, so you have to do any updates manually.
Read and edit the environment specific
config/app_local.php and setup the
'Datasources' and any other configuration relevant for your application.
Other environment agnostic settings can be changed in
The app skeleton uses Milligram (v1.3) minimalist CSS framework by default. You can, however, replace it with any other library or custom styles.