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Informations about the package plugin-installer

CakePHP Plugin Installer

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A composer installer for installing CakePHP plugins.

This installer ensures your application is aware of CakePHP plugins installed by composer in vendor/.


Your CakePHP application should already depend on cakephp/plugin-installer, if not in your CakePHP application run:

Your plugins themselves do not need to require cakephp/plugin-installer. They only need to specify the type in their composer config:

Multiple Plugin Paths

If your application uses multiple plugin paths. In addition to configuring your application settings you will also need to update your composer.json to ensure the generated cakephp-plugins.php file is correct:

Plugin Setup

For the installer to work properly ensure that your plugin's composer config file has a proper autoload section. Assuming your plugin's namespace is "MyPlugin" the autoload section would be like:

Not strictly necessary for the working of the installer but ideally you would also have an "autoload-dev" section for loading test files:

If your top level namespace is a vendor name then your namespace to path mapping would be like:

Generating Manually

If you need to generate cakephp-plugins.php separately, you can simply run the dumpautoload command:

You cannot use --no-scripts with dumpautoload or cakephp-plugins.php will not generate.

If you don't want to re-generate the entire autoload dump, you can run just the scripts:

Please see composer documentation for details.

All versions of plugin-installer with dependencies

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Requires php Version >=8.1
composer-plugin-api Version ^2.0
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