A CakePHP Tools plugin containing lots of useful helpers, behaviors, components, shells, ...


CakePHP Tools Plugin

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A CakePHP 3.x plugin containing several useful tools that can be used in many projects.

Version notice

This master branch only works for CakePHP3.x - please use the 2.x branch for CakePHP 2.x!

What is this plugin for?

Enhancing the core

  • Auto-trim on POST (to make - not only notEmpty - validation working properly).
  • Disable cache also works for older IE versions.
  • Provide enum support as "static enums"
  • Default settings for Paginator, ... can be set using Configure.
  • Provided a less error-prone inArray() method via Utility class and other usefulness.
  • TetSuite enhancements
  • A few more Database Type classes

Additional features

  • Passwordable behavior allows easy to use password functionality for frontend and backend.
  • Slugged, Reset and other behaviors
  • Tree helper for working with (complex) trees and their output.
  • Text, Time, Number libs and helpers etc provide extended functionality if desired.
  • AuthUser, Timeline, Typography, etc provide additional helper functionality.
  • Email as a wrapper for core's Email adding some more usefulness and making debugging/testing easier.

Providing 2.x shims

This plugin for CakePHP 3 also contains some 2.x shims to ease migration of existing applications from 2.x to 3.x:

  • See Shim plugin for details on most of the provided shims.
  • Cut down version of JsHelper and a few more things.

Installation & Docs


  • Move more 2.x stuff to 3.x