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Caramel is Codeigniter package

v0.2.0 2015-08-21 12:19 UTC

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Last update: 2020-01-28 12:01:48 UTC



Caramel is codeigniter package. Delight for your web application.

Caramel mixed with Illuminate Database library, Twig template engine and Sentry authorization and authentication package


Install Codeigniter framework firstly. You can just simply download .zip package from Codeigniter website or via composer:

composer create-project bcit-ci/CodeIgniter

Once Codeigniter installed,

in application/config/config.php set Composer autoloader path:

$config['composer_autoload'] = FCPATH . 'vendor/autoload.php';

In composer.json file and add psr-4 autoload for models:

  "autoload": {
    "psr-4": {
      "App\\Models\\": "application/models/"

then run composer require command:

composer require namesmile/caramel



Caramel shipped with abstract Caramel_Controller. Caramel controller can use templates and auth library.

To enable templating for controller you need setup protected $templated to true. For auth acccess to controller, just change protected $guarded to true also.

use Smartcat\Caramel\Controllers\Caramel_Controller;

     * Use template
     * @var bool
    protected $templated = true;

     * Use garde
     * @var bool
    protected $guarded = true;

     * Controller constructor
    public function __construct()

         * Check auth
        if (! $this->garde->check()) {
            $this->template->set_flash('Auth consroller');

     * Index controller method
     * @return CI_Output
    public function index()
        return $this->template->render('app');

You can also use only garde or template independently.