Today I wanted to share a bunch of CakePHP plugins you might not have heard about, which I’ve been using to bootstrap my latest Web-oriented projects. Here goes the list:
- Miles JOHNSON’s Admin
- This CakePHP plugin aims at generating a fully functional admin backend for CRUD operations and ACL managemement. It is quite recent and still in alpha but actively developed and full of promises. You can read Miles’ blog post on his motives and roadmap here.
- Paul REDMOND’s Chosen
- Another CakePHP plugin which encapsulates the excellent Chosen plugin, allowing you to generate the ultimate select boxes for your forms: functional inline search, multiple selection, progressive enhancement… the features list goes on. You can find more information on this page.
- Yasuo Harada’s TwitterBootstrap
- Every Web developer has heard about Twitter’s Bootstrap. This CakePHP plugin is designed to extend some helpers like Html and Form with functionality derived from Bootstrap: glyphicons, Bootstrap-styled form elements and notifications, etc.
All those plugins are completely free, support Composer and are available on Packagist. That’s all for now, but I’m all ears (or, you know, eyes) for any library I haven’t listed which you find useful 🙂