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Build and Deployment MAINTENANCE


  • Install the plugin by going to Settings -> Plugins -> Browse repositories and then search for Symfony.
  • Enabled it per project (File -> Settings -> Languages & Framework -> PHP -> Symfony)
  • Install Php Annotation plugin to enjoy all the annotation stuff
  • Plugin needs a valid PhpStorm indexer, use "File > Invalidate Caches / Restart" if something crazy is going on


Since PhpStorm 2022.1 is plugin is marked a "Freemium".

  • All features which are inside GitHub are free to use, unless there is reason (e.g. Supporting old Symfony Version, ...)
  • Non-free features are flagged with [paid] inside the CHANGELOG
  • There is ~15min grace period after project open where all features are available

A license can be bought at JetBrains Marketplace. Free Discount Code generator for open source contributions are planned.


  • This plugin supports Symfony 2, 3, 4, ...

Documentation and tutorials

Autocomplete (or something else) is not working! Help! 😮

  • You usually need to trigger the autocomplete popup yourself, by pressing CTRL+SPACE (may be a different shortcut depending on your keymap).
  • Check your File -> Settings -> Languages & Framework -> PHP -> Symfony -> Enable Plugin for this Project

Building, debugging and other

  • Install IntelliJ IDEA (Community Edition works fine)
  • Open this project
  • Choose View > Tool Windows > Gradle
  • Double click idea-php-symfony2-plugin > Tasks > intellij > runIde

If you are having difficulties, consult the documentation:

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What? Something still does not work? Damn! 😢

You can browse the existing issues at

If your issue already exists, don't hesitate to add a comment to help contributors resolve the issue more easily. If your issue does not exist, open a new issue 😃.

Make sure to provide the maximum amount of informations, such as:

  • What version of PhpStorm are you using ?
  • What version of the plugin are you using ?
  • The stack trace if an error occurred
  • Check if you are in PhpStorm eap channel

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