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Missing visibility

Reports the properties, constants, and methods that are declared without visibility definition.

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 | Code style | PSR-12

According to PSR-12, visibility MUST be defined on:

  • All properties,

  • All constants if your project's PHP minimum version supports constant visibilities (PHP 7.1 or later),

  • All methods.

See PSR-12: Extended Coding Style ( for details.


By default bundled with

PhpStorm 2024.1, Qodana for PHP 2024.1,

Can be installed with plugin


Last modified: 18 June 2024