/CakePHP 3.8

Function pluginSplit

Splits a dot syntax plugin name into its plugin and class name. If $name does not have a dot, then index 0 will be null.

Commonly used like

list($plugin, $name) = pluginSplit($name);
Link: https://book.cakephp.org/3.0/en/core-libraries/global-constants-and-functions.html#pluginSplit
Copyright: Copyright (c) Cake Software Foundation, Inc. (https://cakefoundation.org)
License: MIT License
Located at Core/functions.php
pluginSplit( string $name , boolean $dotAppend = false , string|null $plugin = null )

Parameters summary

string $name The name you want to plugin split.
boolean $dotAppend = false Set to true if you want the plugin to have a '.' appended to it.
string|null $plugin = null Optional default plugin to use if no plugin is found. Defaults to null.


  • array Array with 2 indexes. 0 => plugin name, 1 => class name.

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