PhpStorm 10.0.0 Help

Using Help Topics

Documentation structure

PhpStorm documentation has the following structure:

Meet PhpStorm

This part contains system requirements and installation information, the section First Steps with the tutorials that help you perform the most basic actions - create and run your first application.

How to

This contains information related to the platform features (such as, for example, using the PhpStorm editor, tool windows, or version control), and language- and framework-specific guidelines.


This part contains the miscallaneous information, which includes the basic concepts, or essentials, dialogs reference, icons reference, and more.

Online documentation

On the PhpStorm site, find online documentation:

PhpStorm web help

The online help makes it possible to find entries in the table of contents, browse documentation with the table of contents, rate topics, ask question and express your opinion. The layout of online documentation consists of:

Table of contents pane

This pane shows the table of contents.

  • Use this pane to browse through the topics.
  • Click hide_toc button to show or hide this pane.
  • If for some reason your browser fails to show actual table of contents, refresh the page.

Topics pane

This pane shows the topic that is currently selected in the table of contents.

  • In the Keymap drop-down list, choose the platform you want to view keyboard shortcuts in (Windows/Linux, OS X etc.)

Finding a piece of information in the table of contents

  1. Switch to the Table of contents pane.
  2. In the Search PhpStorm help field, type your query.
  3. Press Enter.

    The table contents shrinks to show the search results. Click the desired entry to show the corresponding page in the Topic pane.

Last modified: 23 November 2015