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    Annette Voelckner

    If someone else wonders about differences between WebStorm and PhpStorm:

    NOTE: PhpStorm includes all the functionality of WebStorm (HTML/CSS Editor, JavaScript Editor) and adds full-fledged support for PHP and Databases/SQL.

    About plugins, all of them available here: . E.g. JavaScript plugins for PhpStorm: .

    Also please see corresponding section in PhpStorm description: .

    The quote is taken from this thread (January 2016):

    Zac Gordon

    Thanks for adding this!

    Yes, they’re quite similar to each other at the core.


    Hi Annette,
    I use PHP Storm for WordPress development, and it is an amazing tool. It is a fully featured IDE, as you noted in your question, but a bit overpowered for JavaScript editing. Web Storm is lighter weight due to the lack of PHP features and I’ve found it faster to work with for JavaScript, especially when doing additional tasks like compiling Sass, ES6, etc. PHP Storm will work just fine for JavaScript but I’d encourage you to try Web Storm – I’d be interested to see if you like the experience as I have.


    Annette Voelckner

    Hi Andrew,

    Thank you for the information.

    The question mark in the subject is obviously misleading, because my comment is more like a statement. I use PhpStorm as well and never thought about WebStorm until this course, which encouraged me to have a closer look and post what I figured out so far for other particpants.

    So you use both? It’s interesting that you find it faster to work with concerning the topics you mentioned. Would you like to explain a little why this is the case?

    Have a nice day,

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