Yet another change

Hello and welcome to my new website, again.  I last changed the site in March 2014, so just over a year ago, and now I’ve done it again.  This time, things are a little different though.  I’ve ditched Joomla and any other regular CMS, and have rolled my own.  I’ve not done this because I think existing CMS products are inferior or rubbish; I actually have quite a lot of respect for them.  I’ve done it as an exercise for myself to get used to working in an MVC driven way, more so for when I was in the process of changing jobs (more about that in a different post).

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Getting started with CakePHP 3

I mentioned back in my blog post for “Yet another change” that I was looking to use CakePHP for a project I had in my head that I wanted to start on.  Today I had some time free so I thought I would get set up with CakePHP V3.0, and follow their user guide.  I went through the various steps within the tutorial, and when I came to load the page, I was presented with a blank screen.  Completely blank, no error message, no indication of what might be wrong, and not even any mark-up.  Nothing in the logs folder to guide me.  After a while of trying, I decided to use the terminal to see if it could help, so I did the following:

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