Software Update: PhpStorm 2019.2.5 / 2019.3 Beta

JetBrains releases several development environments, such as IntelliJ Idea aimed at Java, CLion aimed at C and C ++, DataGrip aimed at sql and PhpStorm aimed at php. PhpStorm provides on-the-fly error prevention, autocompletion, code refactoring, and debugging, and also handles HTML, CSS, Coffee, and JavaScript. For an overview of the options, we refer to this page. There is one for using PhpStorm license required. You will have to pay for this for business and home use, but if the software is used for education or non-commercial open source projects, the license is free. JetBrains has released PhpStorm 2019.2.5 and 2019.3 beta with the following announcements.

PhpStorm 2019.3 Beta

PhpStorm 2019.3 Beta is now available for download!

Our focus for this release has been on performance and quality, but there are a few cool new features we’ve sneaked in as well. We’ve covered these in the recent EAP posts about the last few months. Here is the round-up of the most notable new features for the upcoming release, so you can get a better picture of what 2019.3 has in store for you.

Note that Beta builds are sufficiently more stable than EAP builds, but some issues might still popup. If you run into any, please report them to our issue tracker. No license is required to use this build.

Get this Beta build via the Toolbox App, from the website, as a snap package (for Linux), or from PhpStorm itself – just select Automatically check updates for Early Access Program under Preferences | Appearance & Behavior | System Settings | Updates.


  • PHP 7.4 is now fully supported. All the new language features are accompanied by inspections and quick-fixes for fast migration, including arrow functions, numeric literal separators, typed properties, and all the deprecations too.
  • Support for the PSR-12 code style standard that supersedes the previous PSR-2.
  • Added WSL as a remote interpreter option.
  • Specify the interpreter for PHP test run-configurations.
  • PHPDoc improvements.
  • Automatic PHP highlighting in markdown and strings.
  • Intentions and quick-fixes for if-else conditions.
  • And some other cool small enhancements for PHP.

HTTP Client

  • A new Editor toolbar with quick actions added.
  • Fold requests with a large body or with too many headers.
  • Completion for hosts that have already been used before.
  • New dynamic variables that can be used anywhere in requests.
  • You can now run all requests in the file with one click.

Version Control

  • New UI for cloning projects from version control and GitHub.
  • Push any branch, not only the one you are currently on.
  • Customizable date format in the VCS log and annotations.


  • The IDE now starts up faster. We’ve reduced the time before the welcome screen displays and the IDE opens up with projects already indexed.
  • Added smooth mouse scrolling.
  • Find in selection allows you to search within a specific piece of code.

Web Technologies

  • More advanced Vue.js support with code completion for slot names, documentation for Vue symbols, and support for components defined in separate files.
  • Completion for CSS libraries on CDN without adding its sources to the project.
  • Name suggestions for new symbols based on the ones already defined in the project, standard libraries, and dependencies you’re using.

Database Tools

  • Basic MongoDB support.

These are just the key enhancements in the upcoming PhpStorm 2019.3. The release will include a lot more, so keep an eye out for the announcement to find out about all the new features!

Please feel free to share any feedback you have with us. Add comments on this blog post or let us know through our public issue tracker. And of course, we read and reply on Twitter too.

The PhpStorm 2019.3 release is coming soon!

PhpStorm 2019.2.5 has been released

PhpStorm 2019.2.5 build 192.7142.51, an important bug-fix update, is now available!


  • Fixed: Docker-compose remote interpreter configuration does not show selected service when opened (WI-49002 +17)
  • Fixed Next/Previous Method navigation (WI-49463 +8) (WI-49543 +5)

Download PhpStorm 2019.2.5 build 192.7142.51 for your platform on the website or click Update in the JetBrains Toolbox App.

We appreciate you reporting any bugs and feature requests to our Issue Tracker.

Your JetBrains PhpStorm Team
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Version number 2019.2.5 / 2019.3 beta
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, macOS, Windows 8, Windows 10
Website JetBrains
License type Conditions (GNU / BSD / etc.)