I was working on my first CakePHP project. I created a layout for the project and I realized that the layout was the same for multiple pages in the application – only the content was different. At first, I began to duplicate the layout for the other pages and changed the content accordingly. This didn’t make sense – I hate repeating the same code. CakePHP did not seem to have a way to create dynamic content within a layout. My first thought was to create the project using CodeIgniter’s, but I really wanted to create a web application using CakePHP.
After struggling to find a solution, I finally found the the correct way to create dynamic content with CakePHP.
Note: This post has been rewritten. When I first created this post, I was new to CakePHP. The original post did not display the best solution for creating dynamic content, so I rewrote it.