File | Settings | IDE Settings | Plugins
The Plugins page shows the list of installed plugins. Use the check boxes next to plugin names to enable or disable the plugins.
Other controls available on this page let you sort and filter the plugin list, update and uninstall plugins from the JetBrains and the other custom repositories, access plugin repositories, and also install the plugins available locally.
Toolbar icons and context menu commands
|Reload List of Plugins||Use this icon or command to update plugin statuses. This operation affects the statuses of the repository plugins only (see Colors for plugin statuses).|
|Update Plugin||For repository plugins: use this icon or context menu command to download and install a newer version of the selected plugin (if available). See Colors for plugin statuses.|
|Uninstall||For repository or JetBrains plugins: use this icon or context menu command to uninstall the selected plugin.|
Click this icon to have the list of plugins sorted by plugin statuses.
Note that this icon is a toggle. When off, the plugins in the list are ordered alphabetically.
Use this list to specify which plugins you want to see in the list.
The option names are self-explanatory:
Type the string to be found.
As you type, the list of plugins changes: only the plugins whose names and descriptions contain the specified string are shown.
If you want PhpStorm to memorise the search string, press EnterEnterEnterEnterEnterEnterEnterEnterEnterEnterEnter.
To bring the plugin list back to its initial state, delete the text in the search box or click .
To access the list of memorized search strings, click .
|Install JetBrains plugins||Click this button to open the Browse JetBrains Plugin dialog to download and install plugins from the JetBrains repository.|
|Browse repositories||Click this button to open the Browse Repositories dialog to work with plugin repositories (to download and install repository plugins, manage enterprise plugin repositories, etc.).|
|Install plugin from disk||Click this button to install a plugin available locally. Select the file that implements the required plugin in the dialog that opens.|
Colors for plugin statuses
Names of plugins with different statuses are shown in different colors.
|Black||A "normal" plugin status. For a repository plugin: the plugin version is up-to-date (there are no newer versions).|
|Red||One of the following:
|Blue||For a repository plugin: a newer version of the plugin is available.|
|Green||For a repository plugin: the plugin has been downloaded and installed, but has not been activated yet. (PhpStorm needs to be restarted.)|
|Gray||The plugin has been uninstalled, but the changes have not taken effect yet. (PhpStorm needs to be restarted.)|