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PHP Mess Detector validation

Reports coding style problems detected by PHP Mess Detector.

Locating this inspection


Can be used to locate inspection in e.g. Qodana configuration files, where you can quickly enable or disable it, or adjust its settings.

Via Settings dialog

Path to the inspection settings via IntelliJ Platform IDE Settings dialog, when you need to adjust inspection settings directly from your IDE.

Settings or Preferences | Editor | Inspections | PHP | Quality tools

The inspection requires PHP Mess Detector to be properly installed and set up in the IDE under Settings | PHP | Quality Tools | Mess Detector.

To learn more about installing PHP Mess Detector, see PHP Mess Detector installation ( for details.

You can use a predefined set of rules or add your own by specifying valid ruleset.xml files. See the rules index ( and How to create a custom rule set ( for details.


By default bundled with

PhpStorm 2024.1, Qodana for PHP 2024.1,

Can be installed with plugin


Last modified: 18 June 2024