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MInify plugin for CakePHP
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Merge pull request #23 from elpeter/master

#22 notice fix. Undefined index f
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Maury M. Marques authored

Minify plugin for CakePHP

This plugin was developed to facilitate Minify use with CakePHP

Minify is an application that combines multiple CSS or Javascript files, removes unnecessary whitespace and comments, and serves them with gzip encoding and optimal client-side cache headers.

More info:

For this plugin, the Minify application is inside Vendor


Written for CakePHP 2.x


Copyright (c) 2011 Maury M. Marques


You can install this plugin using Composer, GIT Submodule, GIT Clone or Manually

[Using Composer]

Add the plugin to your project's composer.json - something like this:

  "require": {
    "maurymmarques/minify-plugin": "dev-master"
  "extra": {
        "installer-paths": {
            "app/Plugin/Minify": ["maurymmarques/minify-plugin"]

Then just run composer install

Because this plugin has the type cakephp-plugin set in it's own composer.json, composer knows to install it inside your /Plugin directory, rather than in the usual vendors file.

[GIT Submodule]

In your app directory (app/Plugin) type:

git submodule add git:// Plugin/Minify
git submodule init
git submodule update

[GIT Clone]

In your plugin directory (app/Plugin or plugins) type:

git clone Minify


  • Download the Minify archive.
  • Unzip that download.
  • Rename the resulting folder to Minify
  • Then copy this folder into app/Plugin/ or plugins


Bootstrap the plugin in app/Config/bootstrap.php:

CakePlugin::load(array('Minify' => array('routes' => true)));

Set the configuration file in your app/Config/core.php

Configure::write('MinifyAsset', true);

If you do not want to use compression, set false.


Create a folder called "minify" in app/tmp/cache and give it permission to read and write.


Enable the helper using the plugin syntax

class BakeriesController extends AppController {
    public $helpers = array('Minify.Minify');

This plugin uses HtmlHelper, and virtually it works in the same way.

In the view you can use something like:

echo $this->Minify->css(array('default', 'global'));
echo $this->Minify->script(array('jquery', 'interface'));
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