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cakephp-plugin akka-ck-editor

AkkaCKEditor plugin for CakePHP



AkkaCKEditor plugin for CakePHP

  • Thursday, July 2, 2015
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CakePHP 3 CKEditor Plugin

A CakePHP 3.x Plugin to allow the integration of CKEditor into an application., (*1)


  • CakePHP 3.x
  • PHP 5.4.6+
  • CKEditor - Auto-loaded by this Helper using CKEditor's CDN http://cdn.ckeditor.com/


  • CKEditor Helper


Composer (Best Choice)
  • Add the following to your composer.json located in the root of your application, in the require section . ie. /var/www/domain.com/composer.json
"require": {
    "akkaweb/cakephp-ckeditor": "dev-master"
  • Run the following at the root of your application
sudo php composer.phar update

Note: if composer.phar is not found, you need to install it. Follow CakePHP's documentation here -> http://book.cakephp.org/3.0/en/installation.html. Refer to Installing Cakephp section, (*2)

Git Clone

git clone git@github.com:akkaweb/AKKA-CakePHP-CKEditor-Plugin.git, (*3)


https://github.com/akkaweb/AKKA-CakePHP-CKEditor-Plugin/archive/master.zip, (*4)

Note: When installing with either manual download or Git Clone and CakePHP complains it cannot find the plugin, you need to add the plugin to vendor/cakephp-plugins.php in the plugins array [] --> 'AkkaCKEditor' => $baseDir . '/plugins/AkkaCKEditor/'. If you are using composer, running php composer.phar dumpautoload could be sufficient. If it does not work add the following to the "autoload" section in the root application's composer.json file in the "psr-4": section: "AkkaCKEditor\\": "./plugins/AkkaCKEditor/src", (*5)


  • Load the plugin in your application's bootstrap.php file:
Plugin::load('AkkaCKEditor', ['bootstrap' => false, 'routes' => true]);
  • Load the plugin's Helper in AppController.php
class AppController extends Controller{
    public $helpers = ['AkkaCKEditor.CKEditor'];

  • Optionally you are able to choose the Version and Distribution of the CKEditor to be loaded. See more details at http://cdn.ckeditor.com/
class AppController extends Controller {
    public $helpers = ['AkkaCKEditor.CKEditor' => [
        'version' => '4.4.7', // Default Option
        'distribution' => 'full' // Default Option / Other options => 'basic', 'standard', 'standard-all', 'full-all'


Helper Template File Setup
  • Add <?php echo $this->CKEditor->loadJs(); ?> inside the application default.ctp file right before </head> tag. This will allow CKEditor to be available througout the application. It can also be loaded inside the template file as the first line or before the textarea where you want to apply the CKEditor.

Insert the following code immediately after the textarea you want CKEditor applied, (*6)

// replace(field-name)  -> replace takes field_name and can be used multiple times throughout your application

<?php echo $this->Form->input('body'); ?> // Example
<?php echo $this->CKEditor->replace('body'); ?>


Although we have done many tests to ensure this plugin works as intended, we advise you to use it at your own risk. As with anything else, you should first test any addition to your application in a test environment. Please provide any fixes or enhancements via issue or pull request., (*7)

The Versions

02/07 2015



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