CakePHP Debug Kit

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DebugKit provides a debugging toolbar and enhanced debugging tools for CakePHP applications. It lets you quickly see configuration data, log messages, SQL queries, and timing data for your application.

⚠️ DebugKit is only intended for use in single-user local development environments. You should avoid using DebugKit in shared development environments, staging environments, or any environment where you need to keep configuration data and environment variables hidden. ⚠️


  • SQLite (pdo_sqlite) or another database driver that CakePHP can talk to. By default DebugKit will use SQLite, if you need to use a different database see the Database Configuration section in the documentation linked below.

For details and older versions see version map.


  • Install the plugin with Composer from your CakePHP Project's ROOT directory (where the composer.json file is located)
php composer.phar require --dev cakephp/debug_kit:"^4.0"
// src/Application.php
  • Set 'debug' => true, in config/app.php.

Reporting Issues

If you have a problem with DebugKit please open an issue on GitHub.


If you'd like to contribute to DebugKit, check out the roadmap for any planned features. You can fork the project, add features, and send pull requests or open issues.


Documentation for DebugKit can be found in the CakePHP documentation.