Introducing phpDesigner 8

phpDesigner 8 is a lightning fast and powerful PHP IDE and PHP editor boosted with all the features to help you create amazing websites.

Combine all your your web-development into phpDesigner 8 with built-in editors for PHP, HTML5-, CSS3- and JavaScript!

All-In-One Web Editor

Create, edit, debug, analyze and publish sites powered by PHP, HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript.

Boost Productivity

Speed up your coding with tons of time-saving features and work smarter with Code Insight for PHP, HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript on the fly.

Simplify Coding with Frameworks

Supports any PHP frameworks e.g. Zend, Yii, CodeIgniter, Sympfony, CakePHP and JavaScript frameworks like jQuery, MooTools etc.

Easy to Learn and Use

Fast, customizable and intuitive to use and learn! phpDesigner 8 is for developers who want to create good looking websites, HTML5 apps or just improve their coding skills.

PHP IDE + HTML5 editor + CSS3 editor + JavaScript editor = phpDesigner 8

Top Features

PHP IDE / PHP editor

Combine PHP5, HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript into one editor! Code insight with support for OOP and namespace! Debug and profile PHP scripts with Xdebug!

HTML5 editor

Integrated HTML editor with syntax highlighting, code completion, missing tag suggestion, matching tag highlighting and more.

CSS3 editor

Integrated CSS editor - syntax highlighters, code completion, formatter and more.

JavaScript editor

Full-featured integrated JavaScript editor - syntax highlighting, code completion, code insight frameworks, formatter, minifier and more.


Simplify coding with both PHP and JavaScript frameworks like Zend, Yii, CodeIgniter, Sympfony, CakePHP, jQuery, MooTools etc.


Work directly on your server. Just hit the save button and your work is automatic saved back to the server.


Integration with Git the distributed version control and source code management tool.

Intuitive User Interface

What learning curve? The philosophy behind is to make it, enjoyable to code for hours through an easy-to-use-, intuitive- and customizable workspace. It’s so intuitive and easy to use that you can get started right away.

Latest News

29 Sep

New layout

To assure a good user experience on every device, the website is now responsive :)

14 Jan

Windows 8

phpDesigner 8 is now compatible with Windows 8 (32-bit and 64-bit).

Code Wherever You Go!

phpDesigner 8 is also available in a portable "USB" edition. Work with your code wherever you go!

I'm not the only one excited about phpDesigner...

1,500.000+ downloads in 100+ countries. Meet the users — more testimonials.

phpDesigner is the best thing that happened to web development

I've been using phpDesigner for almost a year now and it's really easy to get into and use.

I work a lot with different CMS-platforms and do adjust them to my needs and phpDesigner makes this child's play. I just recently bought the Portable Edition so I can use the program when I'm not home.

I recommend this to everyone who's into web development, be it a beginner, expert or professional.

Michael AlblIT-Specialist at IBM Deutschland CSS GmbH

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What a PHP IDE!

I'm working with this PHP IDE since 3 month and I'm absolutely overwhelmed, what this tool offers at low price. I'm discovering new functions every day (especially the tool panel is a gift :-))

Since version 5.2 it supports PHP5 Keywords, the only think I was missing before. And by now it can easily compete with Zend or Eclipse.

Thanks for this great IDE!

Sebastian BorggreweProgrammer at Robolo