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Can You Have Markdown in the CakePHP Form Helper?

It’s no secret that the default HTML toolkit is pretty lackluster, at least compared to the plethora of hand-holding tools offered to the average MS Office user nowadays. Make your users feel more at home by adding markdown to your textareas, you could also check out my guide on how to use voice input. With […]

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Real-Time Search With AJAX and CakePHP

As I type away at my 9 to 5 I get a request from an executive to create a “real-time search bar for the employees-dashboard”. A fairly typical request for a code monkey like myself and, at first glance, an easily solvable problem. Several hours of caffeine fueled spaghetti code later, and several more hours […]

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CakePHP Voice Search, Select, and Synthesis

Have you ever wondered how to add voice input to your various forms, and fields? If you did, you probably need a new hobby away from screens, but lucky for you I also need a new hobby that isn’t rotting my retinas! In this week’s addition of Tuesday Tutorials I’ll walk you through how to […]

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CakePHP and Namecheap Hosting

You’ve created an amazing CakePHP app that runs perfectly on your local machine. All your friends think it’s quite possibly the coolest thing that’s ever existed, but the rest of the world will never know about it because you have no idea how to publish a CakePHP app to the world wide web. Well, this […]

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Sending Text Messages With CakePHP

Have you ever wanted to spam your friends phone with endless photos of cats, but felt like you didn’t have the time? Well, my devious friend, I’ll show you how to do that, and more, with the power of CakePHP and email! Sending Text From Email For those of you that don’t know, you can […]

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AJAX Notifications in CakePHP

Notifications can help get the users attention about important events. If you’re here I probably don’t have to explain what notifications are to you, but I like to have a little preamble introducing the topic. In this blog I’ll show you how to create custom notifications in CakePHP using AJAX. Creating Our Script For this […]

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CakePHP and Active Directory

If your company uses Active Directory (AD) to store information for their employees, then why have that information duplicated on your database? In this tutorial I’ll show you how to use AD so that you’ll be able to store all data in one centralized location! Setting Up The Plugin Assuming you’ve got you’re project up […]

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CakePHP APIs and Voice Commands

For this project you’ll need Google Assistant either enabled on your phone, or in miniature speaker form. First we’ll set up an API to accept our request, then we’ll use IFTTT to create a command on our Google Assistant. Setting up an API Creating The Skeleton First we’ll create our project skeleton, then we’ll add […]

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Stream Video with CakePHP pt.1

Have you ever wanted to build your own streaming platform that rivals Netflix (Hulu, Peacock, Disney+, Amazon Prime, Apple Tv, HBO Max, etc.)? Well, if I knew how to do that I probably would be too rich to blog, but I can help you create a basic video streaming service backed by CakePHP! To accomplish […]

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Blocking Disposable and Nonexistent User Emails

With disposable email websites readily available it’s important to add an extra verification layer to your sign ups, and email opt-ins! Plus, who needs all those extra rows clogging up your database. In this post I’ll show you how to detect disposable emails, and nonexistent domains. Be sure to check out Cake’s email-queue plugin, along […]