Category Archives: CakePHP

CakePHP captcha support for CakePHP 2.x and 3.x

Here is the latest CakePHP Captcha support for CakePHP Version upto 3.x.

Download for CakePHP 3.x
Download for CakePHP 2.x

NOTE:For best Image Captcha results this component requires GD and Freetype support enabled. Please check your phpinfo() to know whether your server supports this (See image below). Contact your hosting provider if any of these libraries is not enabled.

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An example of CakePHP complex find conditions

Setting complex ‘find’ conditions in CakePHP can be tricky. I picked an example of Cakephp complex find conditions from one of my CakePHP projects.

I wanted to list all auctions which are “not closed” and whose’ end date/time is greater that the current date/time. I can use the following statement. Continue reading

How to get current theme name or theme working in cakephp

Making theme set and available by setting theme related properties in controller

Prior to cakephp 2.0

class UserController extends AppController {
    var $view = 'Theme'; //tells controller to use "ThemeView" class instead of the default "View" class
    var $theme = 'WhiteFeather'; //name of the theme folder which is supposed to be placed at views/themed/
}

Cakephp 2.0

class UserController extends AppController {
    public $viewClass = 'Theme'; //tells controller to use "ThemeView" class instead of the default "View" class
    public $theme = 'WhiteFeather'; //name of the theme folder which is supposed to be placed at View/Themed
}

Theme can be changed within a controller function or in beforeFilter/beforeRender by overriding the theme property:

$this->theme = 'BlackFeather';

You may want to know more about themes, here:
CakePHP 1.3 link http://book.cakephp.org/view/1093/Themes
Cakephp 2.0 documentation http://book.cakephp.org/2.0/en/views/themes.html

A note on $form->dateTime(‘field_name’) generating offset warning in CakePHP

This is a note on $form->dateTime(‘field_name’) generating offset warning i.e. “Notice (8): Undefined offset: 1 [CORE/cake/libs/view/helpers/form.php, line 1836..“. If your “date” form field in a view is generating a similar warning you may need to look into the following scenario. Continue reading

A tip on CakePHP find list with related model conditions

You will need to add recursive=>(value) to the $params when you need to get a ‘list’ of table items using related model conditions.

Referring to the example depicted here, http://book.cakephp.org/view/1022/find-list let’s say you perform the following query: Continue reading

An example of Google Checkout Integration in CakePHP

NOTE: You will have to make changes into the component code in order to get it working with you application. This is only a sample component and it should not be taken as a plug-and-play kind of component.

NOTE: Download the latest Google Checkout library files from here. After downloading it from this link you will have to make changes to component code where you “include” vendors files following the new file naming structure Google have laid there. As an alternate, I have attached vendors/google files with the new zip archive (This is an OLD one, it’s when i did this) but i would strongly recommend the use of new google checkout library.

I am posting an implementation of Google Checkout payment gateway in CakePHP which i had implemented an year ago in one of my client’s website. The implementation was based on the use of vendors and components. I placed all google checkout files in “app/vendors” folder and created a component to process transactions. The file structure of vendor file was something like the following: Continue reading