CakePHP is one of the widely used PHP based web application frameworks based on the Ruby on Rails Concept. Its plugins are great concept enabling developers creating a mini web application inside your main web application. CakePHP plugins can also be very useful for reducing coding time between projects. This mini web application can then be distributed to other users, or can be used within your other projects, to reduce effort and time to re-invent the wheel all of again.
Some Popular CakePHP Plug-ins
- CakePHP Comments Plugin
Comments plugin is a universal comment system that can be attached to any controller with a few lines of code. The comments plugin will allow you to create any kind of data commentable.
- CakePHP Search Plugin
Search plugin is an easy way to include search option into your application. Using this plugin you will be able to have paginable search in any controller. Plugin supports simple methods to search inside models using strict and non-strict comparison, and also allows you to implement any complex search.
- Facebook Cakephp Plug-in
With this plugin one can effectively integrate CakePHP applications with Facebook. It provides brilliant features and excellent interface to the Facebook API. This plugin has a full featured authentication via Facebook Connect. It works flawlessly with an inbuilt user authentication system via AuthComponent -OR- Facebook Connect and it can also work as primary authentication system.
It is extremely easy to set up. You can easily create dynamic and customizable Facebook content with CakePHP plugins. It can be shared by the users and they can find their choice on your website! It also allows users to become Facebook fans of your site.
- Spark Plug Cakephp Plug-in
This plugin uses the Authsome component and uses a very simple access control routine. Spark Plug is easy to install. The Multi User Registration/Login enables your project to have multi-user access. However this plugin is only used for User Management. It is very useful for those who want to start a new multi user site or software. It requires PHP 5.2, MySQL and CakePHP 1.3.
- CakePHP Tags Plugin
The tags plugin includes the Taggable Behavior that allows you to simply tag everything. It saves all tags in a tags table and connects any kind of records to them through the tagged table. You can specify alternate tables for both in case you get heap of records to be tagged.