PhpStorm 2023.3 Help

Run PhpStorm for the first time

You can use the Toolbox App to run any JetBrains product. In case of a standalone installation, running PhpStorm depends on the operating system:

To run PhpStorm, find it in the Windows Start menu or use the desktop shortcut. You can also run the launcher batch script or executable in the installation directory under bin.

Run the PhpStorm app from the Applications directory, Launchpad, or Spotlight.

Run the shell script in the installation directory under bin. You can also use the desktop shortcut if it was created during installation.

For more information about running PhpStorm from the command line, refer to Command-line interface.

Welcome screen

Customize the IDE appearance

Click Customize and select another color theme or select the Sync with OS checkbox to use your system default theme. Here you can also configure accessibility settings or select another keymap.

Select the UI theme

Configure the default settings

Click Customize and select Import Settings if you already have a copy of the required settings that you want to apply.

Alternatively, click All settings to open the settings dialog. The settings that you modify at this moment will become the new default configuration for your projects and the IDE.

Configuring new default settings for projects

Install additional plugins

Click Plugins in the left pane and download and install additional plugins from JetBrains Marketplace.

Install additional plugins

Learn PhpStorm

Click Learn to get more familiar with the shortcuts, features, and workflows that the IDE has to offer.

welcome screen: learn PhpStorm

Develop your applications remotely

Click Remote Development to configure an entry point to connect to a remote server and code, run, debug, and deploy your projects remotely. For more information, refer to Connect to a remote server from PhpStorm.

Configuring remote development settings on Welcome screen

Start a project in PhpStorm

Welcome screen

From the Welcome to PhpStorm dialog, you can do the following:

Last modified: 06 November 2023