Tag Archives: CakePHP

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 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

A note on difference between app:import and loadmodel in CakePHP

Posting for, someone searched for terms “cakephp what is the difference between app:import model and loadmodel” and “cakephp what is the difference between app:import and loadmodel” and landed on my blog page but unfortunately i could not provide the answer that time, perhaps. I hope it helps future visitors with similar queries. Continue reading

SQL dump file for CakeDC comments plugin for CakePHP

If they (CakeDC people) don’t have complaint of any kind or whatsoever i would like to post the SQL dump code for comments table used in CakeDC comments plugin. Especially, those having problems with generating database table or query through cake console could find this sql dump useful. But, before using this dump, please try to compare it with the latest schema file that could be found in config/schema.php file of the plug-in, it is possible that they might have altered the structure of the table in the meantime (It is Nov 02, 2010 today), so please use it at your own risk. Continue reading

Auto linking text string having image tags using Text Helper in CakePHP

Recently I found that auto linking urls and emails of a string having image tags within was not possible using text helper in CakePHP. It would try to autoLink url of image src and thus it is broken. I am not sure what the issue is in including a fix or solution which could avoid image tags while auto-linking. Then, perhaps you would have to consider other tags like object src and video urls etc. In fact it would be too tedious to handle all kind of html tags and so and so.. Continue reading

Field type tinyint(1) would not save values other than 0 and 1 in CakePHP

Just a quick note. I had a “is_active” field in my users table which i had been using to store boolean 0 and 1 values. Later, i mean today, i decided to save a new value -1 to this field but when i did try, it would’t save -1 and would always save it as 1. After looking at a few blog posts around the web i found that in CakePHP every time you try to save a value other that 0 or 1 into a tinyint(1) field it would save it as 1 (as according to Nate, Continue reading