For valuable work on creation of sites you need a good comfortable editor necessarily. There are many requiring paid products for this purpose, but we would like to select a free of charge very functional and at the same time of simple in the use editor - Codelobster PHP Edition.

Let us consider some important possibilities and advantages of this software:

  • All code highlights depending on a type, also mixed code is thus supported, so the area of HTML will be highlighted as HTML, PHP as PHP, and Javascript as Javascript in a the same file. There is possibility of choice from color schemes, including popular IDEs.
  • Powerful autocompletion for HTML, PHP, CSS and Javascript, including HTML5 and CSS3. For PHP the structure of the project is fully recognized, and the complete list of methods falls out in the proper places.
  • HTML/CSS inspector on the type of Firebug, which allows correlate easily the selected elements of a page with code and proper style. Context help on all supported languages. By pressing F1 key the page with detailed description for current tag, attribute or function will be opened.
  • PHP debugger. PHP debugger allows to execute PHP scripts incrementally, watching the values of all variables in every line.
  • SQL manager allows you to produce all necessary actions with a database - to add, delete, edit a structure and records in tables, to export data, execute SQL queries. Highlighting and autocompletion works for SQL files also.
  • Support of FTP allows to work straight with a remote server and to do all the necessary changes with files;
  • The portable option allows you to use the editor without the preliminary installation.
  • Other useful utilities: pair highlighting, possibility of blocks selection, collapsing, tooltips, navigation on descriptions of functions and included files withholding the CTRL key , viewing the structure of files and project, preview in a browser, bookmarks, and all other standard possibilities for working with code.
  • Also there are special plugins to work with:

    • CMS: Drupal, Joomla, Magento
    • PHP frameworks: CakePHP, CodeIgniter, Symfony, Yii, Laravel
    • JavaScript libralies: JQuery, Node.js, AngularJS, BackboneJS, MeteorJS
    • WordPress blogging engine
    • Smarty and Twig template engines
    • Developer: Codelobster Software
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    • Languages: English, , German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, Turkish, Persian
    • Supported OS Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10

Have you used Codelobster PHP Edition? What do you think about it?