Yoast Coding Standards
Yoast Coding Standards (YoastCS) is a project with rulesets for code style and quality tools to be used in Yoast projects.
Standards are provided as Composer package and can be installed with:
composer create-project yoast/yoastcs:dev-master
Composer will automatically install dependencies, register standards paths, and set default PHP Code Sniffer standard to
To include standards as part of a project require them as development dependencies:
composer require yoast/yoastcs:dev-master --dev
Note that Composer won't run configuration scripts in this scenario and the root project needs to take care of it.
PHP Code Sniffer
Set of PHP Code Sniffer rules.
- error level issues are considered mandatory to fix in Yoast projects and enforced in continuous integration
- warning level issues are considered recommended to fix
"vendor/bin/phpcs" --extensions=php /path/to/folder/
Refer to Using PHP Code Sniffer Tool in PhpStorm documentation.
Yoast standard will be available as a choice in PHP Code Sniffer Validation inspection.
PHP Mess Detector
Set of PHP Mess Detector rules.
Original ruleset, produced for Yoast projects, taking under consideration typical WordPress practices and current state of code base.
All issues are considered informational for code development and maintenance.
"vendor/bin/phpmd" /path/to/folder/ text phpmd.xml
Refer to Using PHP Mess Detector in PhpStorm documentation.
After installation add
phpmd.xml file from project as custom ruleset in PHP Mess Detector Validation inspection settings.