Early Access Program

PhpStorm 2018.1 Public Preview

Today we released PhpStorm 2018.1 Public Preview, the next major update for PhpStorm!

You can download it here or via JetBrains Toolbox App. Try its new features, bug fixes and other important improvements. As usual, we’re eager to hear your feedback on it in comments to this post or in our public issue tracker.

Our website has all the details of this release, and here’s a roundup of the notable highlights.


PHP Language

  • Inline function/method refactoring
  • Refactor your code to functional style
  • Configurable unchecked exceptions
  • Goto Symbol navigation improvements
  • Hierarchy checks for class aliases


  • Creating class from test
  • Codeception: code coverage
  • Better @covers support
  • Gutter icons for running tests

HTTP Client

  • Assertions support
  • Simplified first start

Please see our issue tracker for the full list of PHP-related issues fixed and release notes from the current EAP build.

PhpStorm 2018.1 also brings major improvements in its support for web technologies, such as reformat with Prettier, create new Vue project, TypeScript 2.7 support, debugging React Native apps and much more.

IntelliJ Platform has provided this release with lots of new features as well as bug-fixes. Specifically, Git partial commits, new Documentation UI, better HiDPI support on multiple displays for Windows, reworked focus subsystem, ability to open Terminal in a specific folder, and even more.

Database tools have been improved with Data editor SQL log, external schemas in Redshift and virtual schemas in Exasol, ability to choose how to switch schemas and more.

Please look at the overview of all PhpStorm 2018.1 features and download the build from the PhpStorm website. A patch update is already available from the previous EAP build (PhpStorm 2018.1 EAP 181.4096.20).

If you have any feedback to share with us, please leave your comments to this blog post or in our public issue tracker. Stay tuned as the PhpStorm 2018.1 release is just around the corner!

JetBrains PhpStorm Team
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