List of PHP editors

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This article contains a list of text editors with features specific to the PHP scripting language.

Free editors[edit]

Editor License Latest Version Platform Autocompletion GUI builder Internal Browser Version Control
Linux macOS Windows Other
Aptana Studio APL/GPLv1 3.6.1 Yes Yes Yes JVM Yes ? Yes Yes
Atom MIT 1.13.1 Yes Yes Yes FreeBSD[1] Yes[2] No No Yes
Bluefish GPLv3 2.2.9 Yes Yes Yes FreeBSD[3] Yes ? Yes Yes
Brackets MIT 1.8 Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No Yes
CodeLite GPLv2 9.2 Yes Yes Yes FreeBSD[4] Yes No No Yes
Eclipse PDT EPL 4.6.1a Yes Yes Yes JVM Yes No Yes Yes
Geany GPLv2 1.29 Yes Yes Yes FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD[5] Yes No Yes Yes
gedit GPLv3 3.22.2 Yes[6] Yes Yes[7] FreeBSD No No No Yes
GNU Emacs GPLv3 25.1 Yes Yes Yes BSDs, OpenSolaris Yes No Yes Yes
jEdit GPLv2 5.3.0 Yes Yes Yes JVM No No No Yes
Kantharos IDE MPL 1.2.2 No No Yes No Yes No No No
Kate GPLv2 16.08.1 Yes Yes Yes FreeBSD No No No Yes
KWrite GPLv2 16.08.1 Yes Yes No FreeBSD No No No Yes
KDevelop GPLv2 5.0.3 Yes Partial[8] Yes FreeBSD[9] Yes No Yes Yes
Komodo Edit MPL 10.1.2 Yes Yes Yes ? Yes ? Yes Yes[10]
Netbeans CDDL/GPLv2/LGPLv2.1 8.2 Yes Yes Yes JVM Yes Yes Yes Yes
Notepad++ GPL 7.2.2 No[11] No Yes No Yes No No Yes
SciTE GPLv2 3.7.1 Yes[12] Yes Yes FreeBSD[13] No No No Yes
TextMate GPLv1 1.5 Yes No No No Yes No No Yes
Vim Vim License 8.0 Yes Yes Yes Yes[14] Yes No No Yes
Visual Studio Code MIT 1.7.2 Yes Yes Yes No Yes[15] No No Yes


  • Aptana Studio – Eclipse-based IDE, able to use PDT plugins, visual JS editor. Open-source, free project. (Community edition merged in).
  • Atomfree and open-source[16] text editor with out-of-the-box PHP support.
  • Bluefish – a multipurpose editor with PHP syntax support, in-line PHP documentation, etc. With GVFS, supports SFTP, FTP, WebDAV, and SMB.
  • Bracketsfree and open-source editor in HTML5/NodeJS by Adobe Team the best for integration frontend
  • CodeLite – an open source, cross platform IDE for C/C++ and PHP. The built-in plugins supports SVN, SSH/SFTP access, Git database browsing and others.
  • EclipsePHP Development Tools (PDT) and PHPEclipse projects. With additional plugins supports SVN, CVS, database modelling, SSH/FTP access, database navigation, Trac integration, and others.
  • Editraopen source editor. Syntax highlighting and (partial) code completion for PHP + HTML and other IDE-like features like code browser etc.
  • Emacs – advanced text editor. The nXhtml addon has special support for PHP (and other template languages). The major mode web-mode.el is designed for editing mixed HTML templates.
  • Geany – syntax highlighting for HTML + PHP. Provides PHP function list.
  • jEditfree/open source editor. Supports SFTP and FTP.
  • Komodo Edit – general purpose scripting language editor with support for PHP. Free version of the commercial ActiveState Komodo IDE.
  • Netbeans – IDE with PHP support and integration with web standards. Supports SFTP and FTP. Full support for SVN and Git since 7.2 and powerful plugin support for added functionality.
  • SciTE – PHP syntax highlighting, compiler integration, powerful config via Lua API.
  • Sublime Texttrialware text editor.
  • Vim – provides PHP syntax highlighting, debugging.[17]


Mac OS X[edit]


Commercial editors[edit]

  • ActiveState Komodo IDE – Support for PHP syntax checking, debugging, trial available
  • Adobe Dreamweaver – Supports SFTP and FTP; Trial available
  • BBEdit – Supports SFTP and FTP; Trial available
  • Cloud9 - Online editor (supports multiple languages) [18]
  • Coda – Supports SFTP and FTP; Trial available
  • CodeCharge Studio – Supports FTP
  • Codelobster – Editor with syntax highlighting, debugger, code validation, supports FTP.
  • Codenvy – Cloud development environment.
  • EditPlus – Supports SFTP and FTP; Trial available
  • EmEditor
  • HTML-Kit – Syntax highlighting, supports FTP.
  • HyperEdit – Integrates PHP, JavaScript and HTML in an only interface WYSIWYG.
  • Komodo IDE – Cross-platform integrated development environment for PHP as well as Python, Ruby and Perl.
  • Microsoft Expression Web – Full PHP support with syntax highlighting, etc.; Trial available
  • NoteTab – Allows you to have multiple tabs open for different files, has FTP support, comes in two trial versions (NoteTab Standard, NoteTab Pro) and one free version NoteTab Light. NoteTab Pro highlights tags.
  • NuSphere PhpED – A PHP development environment and integration with modern web standards. Supports SFTP, WebDAV, and FTP. Native support for CVS source control system, SVN and Git support can be added using Tortoise Windows Shell plugins.
  • PHPEdit – Supports SFTP and FTP
  • phpDesigner – supports FTP
  • JetBrains PhpStorm – PHP IDE with editor, on-the-fly code analysis and other web development specific tools including FTP/SFTP synchronization; Trial available
  • Koding – Online development environment for many programming languages including PHP.
  • Embarcadero RadPHP (formerly Delphi for PHP) – Focus on web (Facebook, Google) and mobile (iOS, Android) development; Trial available
  • Rapid PHP Editor – Support for PHP syntax checking, auto-complete, debug and support for CSS, Javascript and HTML
  • SlickEdit
  • Sublime Text – Commercial multi-language text editor with syntax highlighting. Unlimited trial available.[19]
  • TextPad – Trial available
  • Top PHP Studio – Supports FTP
  • UltraEdit – Supports SFTP and FTP; Trial available
  • WebSmart PHP - Includes templates that generate the initial PHP, HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Edit any PHP file in the full-featured IDE, which includes an interactive debugger, HTML tools, code prompting and separation of the HTML from the business logic. Also includes built-in change management and supports integration with third-party change management.
  • Zend Studio – (Cross platform) professional PHP IDE, based on the PHP Development Tools plugin for the Eclipse platform; Trial available
  • Smultron
  • VS.PHP – based on Visual Studio IDE, supports Intellisense for PHP, remote and local debugging. Local debugging is performed using IDE embedded web server with PHP extensions.[20]
  • PHP Tools for Visual Studio - PHP integration for Visual Studio IDE, supports IntelliSense, debugging, error handling while debugging, publishing, error checking, all the natural Visual Studio editor features.[21]


  1. ^ Instructions for building Atom on FreeBSD are all that are officially available. No official binary releases are available.
  2. ^ With the atom-autocomplete-php package.
  3. ^ Fresh Ports www/bluefish
  4. ^ Fresh Ports editors/codelite
  5. ^ ThirdPartyPackages
  6. ^ Outdated packages available only:
  7. ^ Outdated packages available only:
  8. ^ No pre-built binaries are available. Build instructions are available for macOS.
  9. ^ devel/kdevelop-kde4 Port
  10. ^ With the Komodin Git addon
  11. ^ Will run in Wine, however
  12. ^ But it is not free
  13. ^ editors/scite Port
  14. ^ Has been ported to virtually every Unix/Unix-like system and various others. Reference: download : vim online.
  15. ^ With the PHP IntelliSense extension.
  16. ^ Henry, Alan (October 5, 2016). "Atom, the Text Editor from GitHub, Goes Free and Open-Source". Lifehacker. 
  17. ^ How to Debug PHP with Vim and XDebug on Linux
  18. ^ "Cloud9 - Your development environment, in the cloud". 
  19. ^ Jon Skinner. "Sublime Text – Download". Retrieved 6 November 2012. 
  20. ^ "VS.Php Features Highlights". 
  21. ^ "PHP Tools for Visual Studio Features".