Add “Edit” Link in the Front-end of phpMyDirectory

“Edit” link for the listing in the Frontend (listing details page) is very useful for phpMyDIrectory admin. This is useful when admin browsing the listing detail page & found an error. It will save time to search the exact listing in the admin area.

This feature is similar to WordPress and will only appear if the admin already log-in.

To add this feature, you have to modify 2 files.

1. listing.php file

Fine the following code


add the following code just after it.

// If admin session active, add edit listing link
if(@in_array('admin_login',$_SESSION['admin_permissions'])) {
    $template_content->set('edit_listing', '/cp/admin_listings.php?action=edit&id='.$listing['id']);

2. “listing_default.tpl” file in template directory. Add where you want the “Edit link to appear.

<!-- Admin Edit Listing -->
<?php if($edit_listing) { ?>
<a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="<?php echo BASE_URL.$edit_listing; ?>">Edit ID# <?php echo $id; ?></a>
<?php } ?>
<!-- end Admin Edit Listing -->

How to Add a Trailing Slash to URLs in CakePHP

I’m building more web projects but found out that Content management System (CMS) that I normally use like WordPress, phpMyDirectory and others does not fulfill my needs. I’ve learned about PHP Framework such as CakePHP & decide to try it. With PHP Framework, I can build my own CMS. After many hours of working with it, I get it to works as per my needs.

My first CakePHP project completed but find out that many of the URLs generated does not have trailing slash. There is speculation that it is important for SEO. To do this you have to modify 2 files.

1. /app/View/Helper/AppHelper.php

Add the following codes in AppHelper.php. You can add more extension if you use it in order to avoid trailing slash inserted after the extension.

class AppHelper extends Helper {

function url($url = null, $full = false) {
        $routerUrl = Router::url($url, $full);
        if (!preg_match('/\\.(rss|html|js|css|jpeg|jpg|gif|png|xml?)$/', strtolower($routerUrl)) && substr($routerUrl, -1) != '/') {
            $routerUrl .= '/';
        return $routerUrl;


2. /app/webroot/.htaccess

Need to modify .htaccess file so that non trailing slashed URLs will be redirected to trailing slashed URLs. This is to avoid duplicate content, which is not good for SEO. This code is not limited to CakePHP, you can you for any other purpose.

<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
 # Add trailing slash
 RewriteEngine On
 RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
 RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
 RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !(\.[a-zA-Z0-9]{1,5}|/)$
 RewriteRule ^(.*)$$1/ [L,R=301]