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Enabling Joomla! Integration in an Existing PhpStorm Project



When you open an existing Joomla! Project in PhpStorm then PhpStorm should detect the fact that you're working on a Joomla! application, and ask you to enable the Joomla! integrations.


When we click on Enable, PhpStorm will ask us to browse to the location that the Joomla! codebase is installed, in my case, it was the root of the project I'm working on. It's also worth clicking on the second prompt that asks you if you want to detect the namespace roots; this saves us having to configure the paths for the project manually. If you don't get prompted by the Joomla! Support prompt, you can enable Joomla! support manually by opening the preference pane, and navigating to Languages & Frameworks then PHP and Joomla! Support.