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Configure include paths

Include paths are used for holding libraries, that is, third-party code that is used for completion and reference resolution in some functions/methods that use file paths as arguments, for example, require() or include().

Note that the files added via include paths are not meant to be edited within the scope of your project. If you have the existing code that you need to access and modify from within several projects, consider adding it via an additional content root.

Install the PHP plugin

This functionality relies on the PHP plugin, which you need to install and enable.

  1. Press Control+Alt+S to open the IDE settings and then select Plugins.

  2. Open the Marketplace tab, find the PHP plugin, and click Install (restart the IDE if prompted).

Configure include paths

  1. In the Settings dialog (Control+Alt+S), click PHP under Languages & Frameworks.

  2. On the PHP reference page that opens, configure the list of include paths on the Include path tab:

    • Use Add and Remove to add and remove paths.

    • Use Move up and Move down to reorder the items in the list.

    • Click the Sort Alphabetically button to sort the paths alphabetically in the ascending order.

    Configure include paths dialog
Last modified: 26 June 2023