Plugins Not Working

So I have created a custom plugin using 3.7, but i cannot get it to work.

bin/cake bake plugin Finance
bin/cake bake all purchase_orders --plugin Finance

My composer.json :

 "autoload": {
        "psr-4": {
            "App\\": "src/",
            "Finance\\": "./plugins/Finance/src/"
    "autoload-dev": {
        "psr-4": {
            "App\\Test\\": "tests/",
            "Cake\\Test\\": "vendor/cakephp/cakephp/tests/",
            "Finance\\Test\\": "./plugins/Finance/tests/"

I also ran this:
composer dumpautoload

navigate to /finance/purchaseOrders/index and get this error:
2019-03-15 17:04:26 Error: [Cake\Routing\Exception\MissingControllerException] Controller class Finance could not be found.

My vendor/cakephp-plugins.php has this line:
‘Finance’ => $baseDir . ‘/plugins/Finance/’,

I have also tried adding autoload to the Application.php file:
$this->addPlugin('Finance', ['autoload' => true]);

I have tried a number of different options but cannot seem to figure this out, and have little to no help with debug logs

Welcome to the community.

Please show routes.php

I have tied adding this to config/routes.php:
$routes->scope(’/finance’, function ($routes) {

[‘path’ => ‘/finance’],
function (RouteBuilder $routes) {

Still no luck

What does you " purchaseOrders" look like?

I just: baked the plugin.
Created a controller file called PurchaseorderController.php in APP/plugins/src/Controller

namespace Finance\Controller;
use App\Controller\AppController;

class PurchaseorderController extends AppController
	public function index()


Navigated to /finance/purchaseorder/index

and it gave me missing template error.

Conclusion: It is working.

What did you do differently?

Just did exact steps as you mentioned.

Try navigating to /finance/PurchaseOrders/index

It will work! Capital P

Ya, its not working. My PurchaseOrdersController.php:

namespace Finance\Controller;

use Finance\Controller\AppController;
use Cake\ORM\TableRegistry;

class PurchaseOrdersController extends AppController
    public function index()

Ya, its not working for me…

I wonder if it has anything to do with Centos 7. I have selinux off, but think there might be some permissions issue

You are not seeing Server App’s error. What you are seeing is a cake error. Application level exception.
I reckon, there is an issue with php start up. Can you confirm if PHP was able to load dynamic library ?
Also, if you are on a shared hosting using CentOS, it wont work!

php -m | grep http

If it shows http, then we can debug further, otherwise just change the host.

No http …
Also not on shared server…

What PHP Version are you on?

Do you have root?

php 7.1.26
root = yes

Run as root:

php71enmod http

restart web server.

php71enmod http
-bash: php71enmod: command not found


php (hit tab twice), what is the list you see? as root.

php php-cgi php-config phpize

What the … phpenmod


phpenmod http

If it says phpenmod command not found.

Head over to php.ini file (loaded by your web server) and uncomment the line which ends with (uncomment = remove semi-colon)

No: phpenmod http
No: in /etc/php.ini


Test the same code in ubuntu, if it is possible, move to a different OS. Cent is notorious to even run Laravel properly at times.

Sold… I am moving this weekend. Thanks for the help.

May I recommend to look into Docker?
This way, you can make the “works on my machine” scenarios less common :stuck_out_tongue: