How to create and use plugins in Phalcon?

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by lottie , in category: PHP Frameworks , a year ago

How to create and use plugins in Phalcon?

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by orpha , 10 months ago

@lottie 

Phalcon is a PHP web framework that allows developers to create high-performance web applications. One of the features of Phalcon is its support for plugins, which can be used to extend the functionality of the framework.


Creating a Plugin in Phalcon To create a plugin in Phalcon, you first need to create a PHP class that extends the PhalconMvcUserPlugin class. This class provides a set of methods that can be used to interact with the framework.


Here's an example of a simple plugin class:

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<?php

use PhalconMvcUserPlugin;

class MyPlugin extends Plugin
{
    public function beforeExecuteRoute()
    {
        echo "Before the route is executed";
    }

    public function afterExecuteRoute()
    {
        echo "After the route is executed";
    }
}


In this example, the plugin class defines two methods: beforeExecuteRoute() and afterExecuteRoute(). These methods will be called automatically by Phalcon before and after a route is executed.


Using a Plugin in Phalcon Once you've created a plugin, you can use it in your Phalcon application by registering it with the dispatcher. The dispatcher is responsible for handling requests and routing them to the appropriate controller.


Here's an example of how to register a plugin with the dispatcher:

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$di->set('dispatcher', function() use ($di) {
    $dispatcher = new PhalconMvcDispatcher();
    $dispatcher->setEventsManager($di->get('eventsManager'));

    // Register the plugin
    $myPlugin = new MyPlugin();
    $dispatcher->getEventsManager()->attach('dispatch', $myPlugin);

    return $dispatcher;
});


In this example, we're registering the MyPlugin class with the dispatcher. We're using the getEventsManager() method to retrieve the dispatcher's event manager and then attaching the plugin to the dispatch event.


Now, when a route is executed, Phalcon will automatically call the beforeExecuteRoute() method of the MyPlugin class before the route is executed, and the afterExecuteRoute() method after the route is executed.


That's how you can create and use plugins in Phalcon!