Cakephp 2.0 Tip# 14 File Uploads

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Firstly you need to install the Plugin;
https://github.com/josegonzalez/cakephp-upload

In the Model of the object you want to allow uploads to(eg User,Product) add;

Model

View:

In the View Form of this action add;

CakePhp 2 Tip #11- Force SSL Connection

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In your app Controller add;

More info:
http://book.cakephp.org/2.0/en/core-libraries/components/security-component.html

CakePhp 2 Tip#8-Checking User Ownership

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Another common task in Cakephp Applications or any Web Application is making sure that a user can only delete items they own otherwise anyone could erase your entire database.

An example you have created a users table and users can create posts, but we need to ensure that User A can only edit and delete posts belonging to them.

Solution: The isAuthorized() function.
This function will check that the user isAuthorized to do what ever action they are about to under take.

Assuming every posts has a user_id as a foreign key, we can check the current logged in user’s Id against the id stored in the post their about to modify and if they match allow and if not deny.

Entire User Auth Solution and Guide:
https://github.com/cakephp/docs/blob/master/en/tutorials-and-examples/blog-auth-example/auth.rst

CakePhp Tip #6: Displaying items that belong to a user

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Displaying items that belong to a user:

One of the most common things youll do in cakephp is list items that the user should only see. For example a user should just see their “posts” listed or their “articles” etc.

CakePHP has “Magic Find Types” that can help. For example if i wanted to list all the posts of the user_id =12

In my controller i can create an action as follows;

if i wanted to list all posts of the current logged in user;

To call view this action;

Source and more info;
http://book.cakephp.org/2.0/en/models/retrieving-your-data.html

CakePhp tip #5: Joining two fields to create one

Joining two fields to create one (eg to get somebodys name by combining firstname and surname)

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You need to create a “VirtualField” in the model;

Then in your controller, to get a drop downlist;

Credit to:
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/11822942/cakephp-display-multiple-fields-in-a-single-drop-down