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    Prettier PHP

    Prettier PHP Plugin

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    Prettier is an opinionated code formatter. It enforces a consistent style by parsing your code and re-printing it with its own rules that take the maximum line length into account, wrapping code when necessary.

    This plugin adds support for the PHP language to Prettier.

    Can this be used in production?

    We're considering the plugin to be stable when pure PHP files are formatted. Formatting of files that contain mixed PHP and HTML is still considered unstable - please see open issues with the tag "inline" for details.

    If you want to use the plugin in production, we recommend limiting its scope to pure PHP files.


    array_map(function($arg1,$arg2) use ( $var1, $var2 ) {
        return $arg1+$arg2/($var+$var2);
    }, array("complex"=>"code","with"=>
        function() {return "inconsistent";}
    ,"formatting"=>"is", "hard" => "to", "maintain"=>true));


        function ($arg1, $arg2) use ($var1, $var2) {
            return $arg1 + $arg2 / ($var + $var2);
            "complex" => "code",
            "with" => function () {
                return "inconsistent";
            "formatting" => "is",
            "hard" => "to",
            "maintain" => true,


    You can give the plugin a try in our playground!



    yarn add --dev prettier @prettier/plugin-php
    # or globally
    yarn global add prettier @prettier/plugin-php


    npm install --save-dev prettier @prettier/plugin-php
    # or globally
    npm install --global prettier @prettier/plugin-php


    With Node.js

    If you installed prettier as a local dependency, you can add prettier as a script in your package.json,

      "scripts": {
        "prettier": "prettier"

    and then run it via

    yarn run prettier path/to/file.php --write
    # or
    npm run prettier -- path/to/file.php --write

    If you installed globally, run

    prettier path/to/file.php --write

    In the Browser

    This package exposes a standalone.js that can be used alongside Prettier's own standalone.js to make the PHP plugin work in browsers without a compile step.

    First, grab both standalone scripts from an npm CDN like unpkg:

    <script src=""></script>
    <script src=""></script>

    Then use Prettier with PHP, just like this:

    prettier.format(YOUR_CODE, {
      plugins: prettierPlugins,
      parser: "php"

    See this code in action in this basic demo.

    With Bundlers

    Bundlers like webpack, Rollup or browserify automatically recognize how to handle the PHP plugin. Remember that even when using a bundler, you still have to use the standalone builds:

    import prettier from "prettier/standalone";
    import phpPlugin from "@prettier/plugin-php/standalone";
    prettier.format(YOUR_CODE, {
      plugins: [phpPlugin],
      parser: "php"


    Prettier for PHP supports the following options. We recommend that all users set the phpVersion option.

    Name Default Description
    phpVersion "5.4" Allows specifying the PHP version you're using. If you're using PHP 7.1 or later, setting this option will make use of modern language features in the printed output. If you're using PHP 5.3 or lower, you'll have to set this option or Prettier will generate incompatible code.
    printWidth 80 Same as in Prettier (see prettier docs)
    tabWidth 4 Same as in Prettier (see prettier docs), The default is 4 based on the PSR-2 coding standard.
    useTabs false Same as in Prettier (see prettier docs)
    singleQuote false If set to "true", strings that use double quotes but do not rely on the features they add, will be reformatted. Example: "foo" -> 'foo', "foo $bar" -> "foo $bar".
    trailingCommaPHP true If set to true, trailing commas will be added wherever possible.
    If set to false, no trailing commas are printed.
    braceStyle "psr-2" If set to "psr-2", prettier will move open brace for code blocks (classes, functions and methods) onto new line.
    If set to "1tbs", prettier will move open brace for code blocks (classes, functions and methods) onto same line.
    requirePragma false Same as in Prettier (see prettier docs)
    insertPragma false Same as in Prettier (see prettier docs)

    Ignoring code

    A comment // prettier-ignore will exclude the next node in the abstract syntax tree from formatting.

    For example:

      1, 0, 0,
      0, 1, 0,
      0, 0, 1
    // prettier-ignore
      1, 0, 0,
      0, 1, 0,
      0, 0, 1

    will be transformed to

    matrix(1, 0, 0, 0, 1, 0, 0, 0, 1);
    // prettier-ignore
      1, 0, 0,
      0, 1, 0,
      0, 0, 1

    Editor integration


    The official prettier plugin for atom supports plugins.


    The official prettier plugin for vscode supports plugins since Version 1.10.0. To enable it, install the extension and make sure the plugin is installed locally (in your project folder). After restarting VScode the plugin should work as expected.

    PhpStorm / IntelliJ / Jetbrains IDE

    • Install prettier and plugin locally yarn add -D prettier @prettier/plugin-php
    • Open Settings (File, Settings)
    • Go to Plugins Section, Select Marketplace, Search for Prettier, Install Plugin, Restart IDE
    • Open Settings, Search for Prettier, select Prettier in left settings navigation
    • Check prettier package has auto-detected, should be something like myproject/node_modules/prettier
    • Update Run for Files to include .php, eg: {**/*,*}.{js,ts,jsx,tsx,php,json,scss,vue,md}
    • Tick the On Save button, if you want your files formatting updated on file save
    • Clock OK to save settings

    Note: Just pressing save does not reformat your current file unless the file has been modified in some way, alternatively you can use the Prettier shortcut Ctrl+Alt+Shift+P

    Sublime Text

    Sublime Text support is available through Package Control and the JsPrettier plugin.


    Regarding plugin support in the official plugin vim-prettier see this issue.


    The linting plugin ALE has built-in support for prettier and its plugins. Just add prettier to your list of fixers. For example:

    let g:ale_fixers={
      \'javascript': ['prettier'],
      \'json': ['prettier'],
      \'php': ['prettier'],


    Alternatively, adding the following to .vimrc will define a custom command :PrettierPhp that runs the plugin while preserving the cursor position and run it on save.

    " Prettier for PHP
    function PrettierPhpCursor()
      let save_pos = getpos(".")
      %! prettier --stdin --parser=php
      call setpos('.', save_pos)
    " define custom command
    command PrettierPhp call PrettierPhpCursor()
    " format on save
    autocmd BufwritePre *.php PrettierPhp

    Integration for other tools


    See docs/recipes/php-cs-fixer for integration help, code can also be found in


    If you're interested in contributing to the development of Prettier for PHP, you can follow the CONTRIBUTING guide from Prettier, as it all applies to this repository too.

    To test it out on a PHP file:

    • Clone this repository.
    • Run yarn.
    • Create a file called test.php.
    • Run yarn prettier test.php to check the output.


    Christian Zosel Evilebot Tnawi




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