CakePHP 3.4.0 Released

The CakePHP core team is happy to announce the immediate availability of CakePHP 3.4.0. This is a stable release for the 3.4 release branch. 3.4.0 provides a number of improvements to CakePHP. It also deprecates several features that will be removed in 4.0.0.

CakePHP 3.1.0 End of Life

With the release of 3.4.0, CakePHP 3.1.x becomes end of life and will no longer receive security updates. 3.2 will continue to enjoy security fixes until the release of 3.5.0.

Upgrading to 3.4.0

You can use composer to upgrade to the new version of CakePHP, and receive bug fix release as they are created, run the following:

php composer.phar require "cakephp/cakephp:3.4.*"


3.4.0 deprecates a number of methods as we transition away from combined get/set methods in favour of separate get/set methods. The migration guide has the full list of deprecated methods and their replacements. Deprecated features will continue to exist and behave as they always have until 4.0.0

What’s new in 3.4.0?

The migration guide has a complete list of what’s new in 3.4.0. We recommend you give that page a read when upgrading.

  • The CakePHP Request & Response objects now implement the complete set of PSR-7 interface methods. This allows you to use one set of methods every where in your application and leverage libraries that work on PSR-7 compliant objects.
  • Routes now support a _host option allowing you to match URLs on specific domains.
  • Collection::chunkWithKeys() allows you to split a collection into chunks and preserve the keys for those chunks.
  • Email messages can have their priority set.
  • FormHelper can now read default data out of the query string making GET forms simple to build.

As always, a huge thanks to all the community members that helped make this release happen by reporting issues and sending pull requests. 3.4.0 is a large release and would not have been possible without the community support and feedback.

Download a packaged release on github.