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Build Quickly

Use code generation and scaffolding features to rapidly build prototypes.

No Configuration

No complicated XML or YAML files. Just setup your database and you're ready to bake.

Friendly License

CakePHP is licensed under the MIT license which makes it perfect for use in commercial applications.

Batteries Included

The things you need are built-in. Translations, database access, caching, validation, authentication, and much more are all built into one of the original PHP MVC frameworks.

Clean MVC Conventions

Instead of having to plan where things go, CakePHP comes with a set of conventions to guide you in developing your application.


CakePHP comes with built-in tools for input validation, CSRF protection, Form tampering protection, SQL injection prevention, and XSS prevention, helping you keep your application safe & secure.

News and Releases

CakePHP 3.0.1 Released

published on Apr 4, 2015 12:00 AM CakePHP 3.0.1 Released

The CakePHP core team is proud to announce the immediate availability of CakePHP 3.0.1.

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CakeFest 2015: New York, USA

published on Mar 31, 2015 12:00 AM CakeFest 2015: New York, USA

Join us at CakeFest 2015, the annual CakePHP conference, held this year in New York, USA, from the 28th until the 31st of May, and experience the very best of Open Source! Visit for info and tickets.

The biggest CakePHP event, ever!

This year we’re celebrating the stable release of 3.0, as well as an incredible 10 years of CakePHP and Open Source with the whole community. This is a huge milestone for the project, so we couldn’t think of anywhere better than the awesome city of New York, USA.


The 2 days of workshops at CakeFest are the perfect opportunity to learn the best parts of CakePHP 3.0 with core developers, and a great way to get up to speed with all the new features included in the latest major version of the framework.

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CakePHP 3.0.0 is Here!

published on Mar 22, 2015 12:00 AM CakePHP 3.0.0 is Here!

The CakePHP team is thrilled to announce the immediate availability of version 3.0.0 stable.

The CakePHP core team is thrilled to announce the release of CakePHP 3.0.0.

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Companies using CakePHP

Daily Express
Newmans Own Foundation
The Oatmeal