A CakePHP readonly text field

CakePHP readonly text field FAQ: Can I make a readonly textfield in CakePHP (a CakePHP Form input field, or Form text field)?

I haven't worked it all out yet, but I first tried to create a CakePHP readonly text field like this, using the CakePHP Form text object, which doesn't seem to work:

# this doesn't work
echo $this->Form->text('complexity', array('readonly' => 'readonly'));

When that failed I kept poking on the CakePHP Form input object, and was able to create a readonly text field like this:

A CakePHP multiple layouts solution

CakePHP multiple layouts FAQ: How do I use multiple layouts in CakePHP? Also, is there an easy way to switch between different layouts in my CakePHP controllers?

To use multiple layouts in CakePHP, the CakePHP docs tell us to switch layouts in our CakePHP controller functions (actions), like this:

CakePHP jQuery - A default input focus onLoad solution

CakePHP jQuery FAQ: How do I get jQuery to work with CakePHP? (For example, to put default input focus on a textfield when a page loads (the onload event)).

If you haven't already done it, the first thing you need to do is install jQuery to work with CakePHP. Here's a quick CakePHP jQuery installation primer.

CakePHP jQuery installation/configuration

Before beginning, it is important to note that I'm working with CakePHP version 1.3.6, and jQuery version 1.4.4.

CakePHP log output (Where is it?)

CakePHP log file output FAQ: Help, where is my CakePHP log output? I can't find my CakePHP error log output or my CakePHP debug log output.

If you're writing CakePHP log file output as shown in either of these two methods:

CakeLog::write('debug', 'Where is this message going?');
$this->log($this->data, 'debug');

but can't find this CakePHP log output in your Apache log files or PHP log files, fear not, it's somewhere else. That location is:

CakePHP field required validation rule

CakePHP field required validation rule - How to make a CakePHP view field a required field.

I'm still very new to CakePHP, and as a result I just spent thirty minutes fighting with a CakePHP field required rule. In short, if you want a text field to be required, your CakePHP validation rule should look something like this:

CakePHP find conditions (plus find all, find list, and find count)

CakePHP find FAQ: Can you share some "CakePHP find conditions" examples?

One thing you need to get used to when working with CakePHP is the CakePHP find method. To that end, I thought I'd put together this page of CakePHP find conditions and find query examples.

CakePHP find conditions

To get started, here's a list of the possible CakePHP find conditions you can use:

CakePHP Auth login - User login information

CakePHP Auth user login FAQ: Help, how do I get access to the CakePHP user object (user information) after using the CakePHP Auth component for the recommended CakePHP user login process?

A CakePHP user registration form example

CakePHP user registration FAQ: The cookbook covers the topic of CakePHP user login forms, but the CakePHP Auth module uses SHA1 for passwords, and the cookbook doesn't cover user registration (creating users, and SHA1 passwords); how do I set up a CakePHP user registration form, including all necessary CakePHP model, view, and controller classes?

Setting up a basic CakePHP registration form isn't too hard, er, well, once you know how to do it. Here's how.

cake bake MAMP MySQL socket connection refused error

CakePHP MAMP MySQL FAQ: I'm using the "cake bake" command in a CakePHP application I'm developing using MAMP, and I get a MySQL socket connection error, specifically: