PhpStorm 2016.2 Help

Meet PhpStorm

Welcome to PhpStorm help!

PhpStorm is an Integrated Development Environment for the PHP developers, built on top of IntelliJ IDEA platform. PhpStorm inherits all the web-related functionality of IntelliJ IDEA for editing PHP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, XML, working with VCS, SQL, plus adds advanced support for the other tools specific to web development.

PhpStorm brings you the following advanced features:

  • Intelligent Editor: for PHP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and XML, which includes syntax highlighting, documentation lookup, and refactorings.
  • Error-Free Coding: on-the-fly code analysis, error highlighting and quick fixes.
  • Project and Code Navigation: specialized project views, file structure views and quick jumping between files, classes, methods and usages.
  • VCS Integrations: out-of-the-box support for Subversion, Perforce, Git, and CVS with changelists and merge.
  • FTP Sync: update server using FTP or SFTP.
  • SQL support: coding assistance, SQL console and Database browser.

JetBrains PhpStorm is cross-platform. It works on Windows, OS X and Linux and brings the whole range of precise developers tools, all tied together to create the convenient development environment .

  • If you are completely new to PhpStorm, read Quick Start Guide . The links in this section will lead you to more detailed instructions.
  • Before starting with PhpStorm, take a look at the essentials, since they are useful for more productive usage of PhpStorm.
  • If you want to learn about the PhpStorm UI, then take a guided tour. The parts Tool Windows and PhpStorm Editor tell you everything you need to know to get a grip of these UI elements.
  • If you click Help button on a dialog, you will see the reference page that gives descriptions of controls and fields of each dialog.
  • Besides the dialog descriptions, the part Reference also keeps miscellaneous important information, like icons reference, index of menu items, version control reference, etc.
  • The tutorials for the newbies are in the part First Steps. They help perform the most important basic tasks with PhpStorm - create and run an application.
  • For those who want to learn more about PhpStorm, the part General Guidelines provides information about creating projects, configuring their structure, output etc.
  • The more advanced users will find it useful to read the various sections of the part Language and Framework - Specific Guidelines.
  • The part Tutorials contains the detailed step-by-step tutorials, which will lead you through specific tasks.
  • Finally, the part Getting Help tells about using help topics in the online and built-in variants, applying to support service, reporting issues and sharing your feedback.

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Last modified: 24 November 2016