Magento PHP_CodeSniffer Coding Standard
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Add relative rule reference to ECG ruleset (fixes #39, #37)

ECG Magento Code Sniffer Coding Standard

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ECG Magento Code Sniffer Coding Standard is a set of rules and sniffs for PHP_CodeSniffer tool.

It allows automatically check your code against some of the common Magento and PHP coding issues, like:

  • raw SQL queries;
  • SQL queries inside a loop;
  • direct instantiation of Mage and Enterprise classes;
  • unnecessary collection loading;
  • excessive code complexity;
  • use of dangerous functions;
  • use of PHP superglobals;

and many others.

Update: Magento 2 standard just released. Try it out:

$ phpcs --config-set installed_paths ./vendor/magento-ecg/coding-standard
$ phpcs --standard=EcgM2 /path/to/code

Installation & Usage

Before starting using our coding standard install PHP_CodeSniffer.

Clone or download this repo somewhere on your computer or install it with Composer. To do so, add the dependency to your composer.json file by running composer require magento-ecg/coding-standard.

Add the standards directory to PHP_CodeSniffer installed paths:

$ phpcs --config-set installed_paths ./vendor/magento-ecg/coding-standard

Select a standard to run with CodeSniffer:

  • Ecg for Magento
  • EcgM2 for Magento 2

Run CodeSniffer:

$ phpcs --standard=Ecg /path/to/code
$ phpcs --standard=EcgM2 /path/to/code

PHP CodeSniffer will automatically scan Magento PHP files. To check design templates, you can specify phtml in the --extensions argument: --extensions=php,phtml.


PHP 5.4 and up.

Checkout the php-5.3-compatible branch to get the PHP 5.3 version.


Please feel free to contribute new sniffs or any fixes or improvements for the existing ones.