CakePHP 2.8 is a fully API compatible upgrade from 2.7. This page outlines the changes and improvements made in 2.8.
CakePHP 2.8 is compatible with, and tested against PHP7.
action option in
FormHelper::create() has been deprecated. This is
a backport from 3.x.
Note that this now makes the
action key of an array URL consistently
respected for the generation of the DOM ID.
If you used the deprecated key you want to compare the generated ID for the
form before and after.
When handling fatal errors, CakePHP will now adjust the memory limit by 4MB to
ensure that the error can be logged correctly. You can disable this behavior
0 in your
Cache::add() has been added. This method lets you add data to
a cache if the key did not already exist. This method will work atomically in
Memcached, Memcache, APC and Redis. Other cache backends will do non-atomic
CakeTime::listTimezones() has been changed to accept array in the last
argument. Valid values for the
$options argument are:
Console applications can now create helper classes that encapsulate re-usable blocks of output logic. See the Shell Helpers section for more information.
A new option
no-locations has been added. When enabled, this option will
disable the generation of location references in your POT files.
Hash::sort() now supports case-insensitive sorting via the
Magic finders now support custom finder types. For example if your model
find('published') finder, you can now use
findPublishedByAuthorId functions through the magic method interface.
Find conditions can now use
NOT IN operator in conditions. This
allows find expressions to be more forwards compatible with 3.x.
Validation::uploadedFile() was backported from 3.x.
Session.cacheLimiter configuration option was added. This option lets
you define the cache control headers used for the session cookie. The default
'url' => false is now supported for
FormHelper::create() to allow form
tags to be created without HTML
action attribute. This is a backport from