CakePHP’s automatic hashing makes things a lot harder than they need to be, and simple tasks (e.g. a registration page) become annoyingly difficult.
Here, we build a complete community based website in five minutes using Cake best practices, with the following features:
- Account registration
- Login and logout
- Account management page
- Password retrieval
I have just finished moving all of my repository content to separate posts in WordPress. I also decided to get a little tricky and manually imported all of the old comments into WordPress too.
CakePHP is a wonderful framework, but it really drops the ball when it comes to practical error management. In production environments (DEBUG = 0), only 404 or 500 errors are displayed to the user, and no errors are written to the log files.
To solve these two problems we override php’s error handler to enable production error logging, and cake’s error handler to allow forward facing error pages.
I’m told I’m not a very funny person. Nor is my writing of particular quality. However, after camping this domain name for the last eight years I’ve finally decided to do something useful (perhaps debatable) with the space and start my own blog.