PhpStorm deeply understands your code.

Major frameworks support

PhpStorm is perfect for working with Symfony, Laravel, Drupal, WordPress, Zend Framework, Magento, Joomla!, CakePHP, Yii, and other frameworks.

All the PHP tools

The editor actually 'gets' your code and deeply understands its structure, supporting all the PHP language features for modern and legacy projects. It provides the best code completion, refactorings, on-the-fly error prevention, and more.

Front-end technologies included

Make the most of the cutting edge front-end technologies, such as HTML 5, CSS, Sass, Less, Stylus, CoffeeScript, TypeScript, Emmet, and JavaScript, with refactorings, debugging, and unit testing available. See the changes instantly in the browser thanks to Live Edit.

Built-in developer tools

Perform many routine tasks right from the IDE, thanks to the Version Control Systems integration, support for remote deployment, databases/SQL, command-line tools, Docker, Composer, REST Client, and many other tools.

- PhpStorm = WebStorm + PHP + DB/SQL

All the features in WebStorm are included into PhpStorm, with full-fledged support for PHP and Databases/SQL support added on top.


Double Shift
Search everywhere

Alt + #[0-9]
Open corresponding tool window

Ctrl + Alt + S
Open Settings dialog

Ctrl + Tab
Switch between tabs and tool window

- Editing

Ctrl + Space
Basic code completion

Alt + Enter
Show intention actions and quick-fixes

Ctrl + P
Parameter info (Within method call arguments)

Ctrl + Q
Quick documentation lookup

Ctrl + mouse over code
Brief info

Alt + Insert
Generate code... (Getters, Setters, Constructors)

Ctrl + O
Override methods

Ctrl + I
Implement methods

Ctrl + Alt + T
Surround with... (if..else, try..catch, for, etc.)

Ctrl + /
Comment/uncomment with line comment

Ctrl + Shift + /
Comment/uncomment with block comment

Ctrl + W
Select successively increasing code blocks

Ctrl + Shift + W
Decrease current selection to previous state

Ctrl + Alt + L
Reformat code

Ctrl + D
Duplicate current line or selected block

Ctrl + Y
Delete line at caret

Shift + Enter
Start new line

Ctrl + Shift + U
Toggle case for word at caret or selected block

Ctrl + Shift + ] / [
Select till code block end/start

Ctrl + NumPad+/-
Expand/collapse code block

Ctrl + F4
Close active editor tab


Ctrl + G
Go to line

Alt + Right / Left
Go to next/previous editor tab

Ctrl + E
Recent files popup

Ctrl + Shift + Backspace
Navigate to last edit location

Ctrl + B or Ctrl + Click
Go to declaration

Ctrl + Alt + B
Go to implementation(s)

Ctrl + Shift + B
Go to type declaration

Ctrl + U
Go to super-method/super-class

Alt + Up / Down
Go to previous/next method

Ctrl + ] / [
Move to code block end/start

F2 / Shift + F2
Next/previous highlighted error


F5 / F6

Alt + Delete
Safe delete

Shift + F6

Ctrl + Alt + N
Inline variable

Ctrl + Alt + M / V / F / C
Extract Method/Variable/Field/Constant

Ctrl + Alt + Shift + T
Refactor this (Shows all available refactorings)

Search / Replace

Ctrl + F / R

F3 / Shift + F3
Find next/previous

Ctrl + Shift + F / R
Find/Replace in path


Step into

Step over

Shift + F8
Step out

Alt + F8
Evaluate expression

Resume program

Ctrl + F8
Toggle breakpoint

Ctrl + Shift + F8
View breakpoints


Shift + F10

Shift + F9

Ctrl + Shift + F10
Run context configuration from editor

Ctrl + Shift + X
Run command line

VCS / Local history

Alt + ` (Backtick)
VCS quick popup

Ctrl + K
Commit project to VCS

Ctrl + T
Update project from VCS

Alt + Shift + C
View recent changes

Live templates

Ctrl + J
Insert live template

echo statement

foreach (iterable_expr as $value) {...}

foreach (iterable_expr as $key => $value) {...}

for ($i = 0; $i < ; $i++) {...}

inc / inco
include/include_once statement

rqr / rqro
require/require_once statement

function () {...}

private function

private static function

protected function

protected static function

public function

public static function

- IDE viewing modes

Full screen mode. PhpStorm expands the main window to occupy the entire screen. On macOS, all operating system controls are hidden, but you can access the main menu if you hover over the top of the screen.

Distraction-free mode. The editor occupies the entire main window with the source code centered. All other elements of the UI are hidden (tool windows, toolbars, and editor tabs) to help you focus on the source code of the current file. You can still use shortcuts to open tool windows, navigate, and perform other actions.

Presentation mode. PhpStorm expands the editor to occupy the entire screen and increases the font size to make it easier for your audience to see what you are doing. Other elements of the UI are hidden, but you can bring them up with corresponding shortcuts or using the main menu if you hover over the top of the screen.

Zen mode. PhpStorm combines the Full screen and Distraction-free modes, so the main window expands leaving only the editor with the source code for you to focus on programming.