New CakePHP 5.0 Chiffon.

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Whats new

What's new in version

The migration guide has a complete list of what's new in. We recommend you give that page a read when upgrading. A few highlights from 5.0 are:

  • PHP 8.1 required.
  • Improved typehints across the framework. CakePHP now leverages union types to formalize the types of many parameters across the framework.
  • Upgraded to PHPUnit 10.x
  • New enum type mapping support in the ORM enabling more expressive model layers with improved type checking.
  • Table finders with named parameters, providing more expressive query building APIs.
  • Added time-only Time type and greatly improved Date and DateTime support via chronos 3.x.
  • Support for PSR17 HTTP factories was added.

While CakePHP 5 contains a number of breaking changes we have prepared an exhaustive migration guide covering all the deprecated and removed features as well as highlighting the shiny new features.

Business Solutions

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Build Quickly

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No Configuration

No Configuration

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

Friendly License

Friendly License

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

Batteries Included

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

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. CakePHP codebase itself has been audited through the Mozilla Secure Open Source program.

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