Lightweight settings management for CodeIgniter 4

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Last update: 2021-04-07 15:04:31 UTC


Lightweight settings management for CodeIgniter 4

Quick Start

  1. Install with Composer: > composer require tatter/settings
  2. Update the database: > php spark migrate -all
  3. Add settings: > php spark settings:add timezone user America/New_York
  4. Load the service: $settings = service('settings');
  5. Get/set settings per user:
$settings->timezone = $_POST['timezone_preference'];
$userTimezone = $settings->timezone;


Provides ready-to-use settings management for CodeIgniter 4


Install easily via Composer to take advantage of CodeIgniter 4's autoloading capabilities and always be up-to-date:

  • > composer require tatter/settings

Or, install manually by downloading the source files and adding the directory to app/Config/Autoload.php.

Once the files are downloaded and included in the autoload, run any library migrations to ensure the database is setup correctly:

  • > php spark migrate -all

Configuration (optional)

The library's default behavior can be altered by extending its config file. Copy Settings.php to app/Config/ and follow the instructions in the comments. If no config file is found in app/Config the library will use its own.


Once the library is included all the resources are ready to go and you are ready to start adding settings. You may import setting templates directly into the settings table or add them manually with the CLI command php spark settings:add.

Settings also comes with a database seeder for some recommended default templates. Run the seeder from the command line:

php spark db:seed \\Tatter\\Settings\\Database\\Seeds\\SettingsSeeder

This will add appropriately-scoped templates and default values for the following settings:

databaseTimezone, serverTimezone, timezone, siteVersion, theme, perPage, brandName, brandLogo, orgName, orgLogo, orgUrl, orgAddress, orgPhone

Note that the seeder will not overwrite existing values so it is safe to run at any time. See src/Database/Seeds/SettingsSeeder.php for the complete list with scopes, descriptions, and default values.


Settings take one of three scopes: session, user, global.

  • Global settings are the same for every user and provide a dynamic way to set application-wide values
  • User settings start with a default template value but each user may make their own default that persists across sessions
  • Session settings start with a default template value and may be changed by a user but revert for each new session


| Name          | Scope   | Content          | Notes                                        | Protected? |
| latestRelease | global  | 0.7.6            | Git-style tag of latest code release         | 0          |
| perPage       | user    | 10               | Default number of items to show per page     | 1          |
| timezone      | user    | America/New_York | Local timezone to use across the application | 1          |
| jobsSearch    | session |                  | User's most recent search term for jobs      | 1          |
  • When you release a new version of your software:

$settings->latestRelease = $newVersion;

  • When a user searches a list of jobs:
$settings->jobsSearch = $_POST['searchTerm'];
$data['jobs'] = $jobModel->paginate($settings->perPage);