CakePHP 3.0.1 Released

The CakePHP core team is proud to announce the immediate availability of CakePHP 3.0.1. 3.0.1 is a bugfix release for the 3.0 release branch. A short list of the changes you can expect is:

  • Reduced chances for timing attacks in HMAC comparisons in Security::decrypt() by using more constant time string comparisons.
  • FormHelper now supports an idPrefix option. This option allows you to specify the prefix you want prepended to id attribute of all inputs FormHelper generates.
  • FormHelper now supports group templates for each input type. For example, the radioFormGroup template will be used for radio button sets.
  • Elements included in a prefixed request context now look in prefixed paths. When a controller runs in a prefixed route/namespace it will automatically append the current prefix to the view paths used to locate elements.
  • Schema reflection for Postgres no longer fails when foreign keys rely on stored procedures.
  • Schema reflection now treats money columns as strings. Due to leading currency codes the ORM cannot easily map this type into float values.
  • Selectboxes disable and select active options correctly now when complex option data is used.
  • Selectboxes can now have an empty name attribute.
  • URL filters are applied before the existing request context is applied now.
  • CakeI18nTime now supports short timezone offset formats.
  • Query logging now works when the duplicate named parameters are used.
  • existsIn rules now correctly set an error message when used with a list of fields.
  • RulesChecker methods can now return strings to indicate failure. The returned strings will be used as the error message if a field was also defined for the rule.
  • Primary key values can now be defined when creating entities. This improves compatibility with UUID’s where ID’s are generated outside of your application.
  • When saving/updating entities, existing HasMany associations can be re-linked using a _ids input similar to BelongsToMany associations.
  • Greatly improved performance around hydrating ORM results.
  • Improved PHP7 & HHVM compatibility.
  • Improved API documentation.

There is still time to get your tickets for CakeFest 2015 if you haven’t already. May 28th and CakePHP’s 10th anniversary are quickly approaching.

You can view the full changelog on I’d like to thank the people who have contributed to this release. Your bug tickets, documentation edits, and patches/pull requests are a big part of what keeps CakePHP alive and ticking. Download a packaged release on github.