Joomla Coding Standards
This repository includes the Joomla coding standard definition for PHP Codesniffer along with a few other helpful resources. The PHP_CodeSniffer standard will never be 100% accurate, but should be viewed as a strong set of guidelines while writing software for Joomla.
See Joomla coding standards documentation at http://joomla.github.io/coding-standards/
If you want to contribute and improve this documentation, you can find the source files in the manual section of the master branch https://github.com/joomla/coding-standards/tree/master/manual
- PHP 5.3+
- PHP Codesniffer 1.5+
Important note: currently the latest PHPCS is the 2.x series. But Joomla Sniffers is not yet compatible with this version. PEAR gives you the option to install it by default but Joomla sniffers will not work, thus remind to always install PHPCS in a version below 2.0.
Installation is as easy as checking out the repository to the correct location within PHP_CodeSniffer's directory structure.
pear install PHP_CodeSniffer-1.5.6
Install the Joomla standard.
git clone https://github.com/joomla/coding-standards.git `pear config-get php_dir`/PHP/CodeSniffer/Standards/Joomla
You can use the installed Joomla standard like:
phpcs --standard=Joomla path/to/code
Alternatively if it isn't installed you can still reference it by path like:
phpcs --standard=path/to/joomla/coding-standards path/to/code
There is further information on how to set up IDE auto formatters here: