Use IntelliJ IDEA as an IDE for Joomla! development.
Before you start
Download and install Joomla!.
Install the PHP and Joomla! plugins
This functionality relies on the PHP and Joomla! plugins that should be installed and enabled in your IDE.
The plugins are available only in IntelliJ IDEA Ultimate.
Press Ctrl+Alt+S to open the IDE settings and select.
Switch to the Marketplace tab and use the search field to find the PHP and Joomla! plugins.
Click Install and restart the IDE if prompted.
Joomla! support includes:
Ability to create a new project.
JHTML::_($argument)is used, IntelliJ IDEA navigates with Ctrl+Click on the first argument to the corresponding class or method.
For example, consider the following code:<?php $options = JHtml::_('select.option', $eid, $extension_name);
select.optionleads to navigation to the
optionmethod of the class
When all the other constructs are used, IntelliJ IDEA navigates with Ctrl+Click on the first argument to the corresponding property in the .ini file. For example, in the code$msg = JText::sprintf('COM_INSTALLER_INSTALL_ERROR', JText::_('COM_INSTALLER_TYPE_TYPE_' . strtoupper($package['type'])));
'COM_INSTALLER_INSTALL_ERROR'leads to navigation to the property
'COM_INSTALLER_INSTALL_ERROR'in the file en-GB.com_installer.ini.
Joomla! code style can be selected for the code in the PHP page of the Editor settings, when clicking the link Set from.
IntelliJ IDEA detects Joomla when opening a Joomla! module/plugin/extension or a Joomla! root folder, and suggests enabling Joomla! support, and adjusting namespaces.
DocBlocks standards for PHP files, classes, class properties, and so on. When Joomla! support is recognized, IntelliJ IDEA suggests installing DocBlocks:
IntelliJ IDEA suggests importing the Joomla! code style. See section Configure Joomla! support
IntelliJ IDEA detects databases in projects. Click in the Database tool window tool window and choose Import from sources... The settings specified in the file configuration.php are detected and used for the new data source connection.
IntelliJ IDEA provides database prefixes support and changes
#__to the prefix that is defined in the
$dbprefixfield in the configuration.php file.
It is worth noting that a database dialect should be selected on the SQL Dialects page of the Settings dialog (Ctrl+Alt+S). Note also that the type of the selected dialect should match your database type.