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PHP 01: Text Editors

So by far, my most favourite PHP editor is Atom by GitHub.

Atom by GitHub (Download Now)

If you are looking for a pretty good PHP editor that is free – Atom may be the way to go. There is a very good Lynda video on how to use Atom.

On Windows, you can add “packages” by going to File -> Settings -> then Install.

Some really good packages include:

project-manager – for easy access and switching between projects (required)

remote-ftp – enable browsing remote files (required)

atom-beautify – this takes the code and makes it look better with formatting

color-picker – obviously lets you use a gui to pick the colour you want.

highlight-selected – highlights the current word selected when double clicked

minimap – a preview of full source code on the left-hand side