How to implement ajax post submission in cakephp

i have surfed the net trying to implement ajax post submission in cakephp but to no avail, how can i achieve this functionality, just like the one on twitter and how do i update the post automatically whenever there is a new record? this is my post code:

public function add($id = null) { if ($this->request->is('post')) { $this->request->data['Post']['user_id'] = $this->Session->read(''); $this->Post->create(); if ($this->Post->save($this->request->data)) { $this->Session->setFlash(__('The post has been saved.')); return $this->redirect(array('action' => 'index')); } else { $this->Session->setFlash(__('The post could not be saved. Please, try again.')); } } $users = $this->Post->User->find('list'); $this->set(compact('users')); }

and here is my post form:

<?php echo $this->Form->create('Post'); ?> <fieldset> <legend><?php echo __('Add Post'); ?></legend> <?php echo $this->Form->input('title'); echo $this->Form->input('content'); ?> </fieldset> <?php echo $this->Form->end(__('Submit')); ?>

-------------Problems Reply------------

Try this for Ajax post submission.

Replace your submit button code with the following:

<?php echo $this->Ajax->submit('SUBMIT',
'url' => array(
'controller' =>'your_controller',
'action' =>'your_function'
'update' =>'update_section_id',

Jquery required:

$('#yourFormId').on('submit', function(event){


type: "post",
url: "formSubmit", //your form submission route
data: {data1: $('input[name="yourInputName"]').val(), //you can add more here},
dataType: "json",
cache: false,
success: function(result){
//Do something with returned data



public funtion formSubmit(){
$this->autoRender = false;

$data = $this->request->data;
//Do something with data
//If save or update successful
$response = array('status' => 'success', 'msg' => 'your msg');
return json_encode($response);


Category:javascript Views:6 Time:2018-09-14

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