CodeIgniter comes with an “Auto-load” feature that permits libraries, helpers, and models to be initialized automatically every time the system runs. If you need certain resources globally throughout your application you should consider auto-loading them for convenience.
The following items can be loaded automatically:
- Core classes found in the “
- Helper files found in the “
- Custom config files found in the “
- Language files found in the “
- Models found in the “
To autoload resources, open the
application/config/autoload.php file and add the item you want loaded to the
autoload array. You’ll find instructions in that file corresponding to each type of item.
Note: Do not include the file extension (
.php) when adding items to the autoload array.