Naming Conventions in CakePHP
First, you should definitly read cakephp-conventions.html. This should clarify the basics.
Bottom line: Controllers are plural, their models singular.
Class names and URLs
Then, with a basic request, we take a closer look at the naming scheme in URLs:
This url includes already all basic elements: A controller "ExamplePages" with an action "action_name"
as well as a passed param "passed_param" and query string "limit" with a value of "1".
If the controller has a model, its name would be "ExamplePage".
If you also use prefix routing (usually with the prefix "admin") as well as a plugin "Data", this could be the url to the the same controller in that plugin:
What you need to understand is, that the class names as well as the namespaces like plugins are CamelCase, but the url representation is always lowercase_underscored (snake_case). This is what many confuse and what will hopefully not be supported in 3.x anymore. The ambiguity is not good for SEO purposes for example.