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CakePHP Tools Plugin

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

Version notice

This master branch only works for CakePHP 4.2+. See version map for details.

What is this plugin for?

Enhancing the core

  • Auto-trim on POST (to make - especially notEmpty/notBlank - 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.
  • TestSuite enhancements
  • A few more Database Type classes

Additional features

  • Passwordable behavior allows easy to use password functionality for frontend and backend.
  • MultiColumnAuthenticate for log-in with e.g. "email or username".
  • Slugged, Reset and other behaviors
  • Tree helper for working with (complex) trees and their output.
  • Progress and Meter helper for progress bar and meter bar elements (HTML5 and textual).
  • Text, Time, Number libs and helpers etc provide extended functionality if desired.
  • QrCode, Gravatar and other useful small helpers
  • Timeline, Typography, etc provide additional helper functionality.
  • Email as a wrapper for core's Email adding some more usefulness and making debugging/testing easier.
  • I18n language detection and switching

Providing 3.x shims

This plugin for CakePHP 4 also contains some 3.x shims to ease migration of existing applications from 3.x to 4.x:

  • See Shim plugin for details on most of the provided shims.

Installation & Docs


  • Move more 3.x stuff to 4.x


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





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