PhpStorm 2016.3 Help

Creating and Importing Joomla! Projects

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Creating a PhpStorm project with Joomla! Intergation support

You can create a PhpStorm project that will be set up and configured in accordance with the Joomla! requirements. This is done by creating a project by a Joomla! Integration template.

  1. Choose File | New Project on the main menu or click the New Project button on the Welcome screen. The New Project Dialog dialog box opens.
  2. In the left-hand pane, choose Joomla! Integration.
  3. In the right-hand pane, in the Location field, specify the folder where the project will be created and provide the following Joomla!-specific information:
    1. Specify the root folder of the Joomla! installation in the Joomla! installation path. Type the path manually or click the Browse button /help/img/idea/2016.3/browseButton.png and select the relevant folder in the dialog box that opens.
    2. Select the desired Joomla! project type (component, module, or plugin).

Importing a Joomla! project

Besides creating a project anew according to the Joomla! template, you can open an existing Joomla! project in PhpStorm. PhpStorm recognizes the Joomla!-specific structure and suggests activating the Joomla! support in project.

  1. Open the folder with the required Joomla! project by choosing File | Open Directory.
  2. As soon as PhpStorm detects the Joomla!-specific structure in the project, the following message is displayed in a pop-up window:
    /help/img/idea/2016.3/JoomlaStructureDetected.png
    Click the Enable link.
  3. In a message about the detected PSR roots, choose to configure the roots automatically.
  4. In a message about DocBlock templates, click the link Install.

Note the following:

  • You can update integration settings at any time later in the File | Settings for Windows and Linux or PhpStorm | Preferences for OS X.
  • When using the Joomla! Support pop-up:
    • If you prefer NOT enabling Joomla! support, just ignore the pop-up, and it will vanish.
    • The decision "Do not ask again" is project-wide.
    • You can always enable Joomla! support as described in the section Configuring Joomla! Support.

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Last modified: 1 December 2016