[ACCEPTED]-How to install a PHP IDE plugin for Eclipse directly from the Eclipse environment?-php-ide

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Easy as pie:

Open Eclipse and go to Help-> Software 7 Updates-> Find and Install Select "Search 6 for new features to install" and click 5 "Next" Create a New Remote Site 4 with the following details:

Name: PDT

URL: http://download.eclipse.org/tools/pdt/updates/4.0.1

Get 3 the latest above mentioned URLfrom -


Check 2 the PDT box and click "Next" to 1 start the installation

Hope it helps

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To install PDT (PHP Development Tools) for 4 PHP development environment is better in 3 Eclipse. The following are the steps to 2 install PDT in Eclipse (I'm considering 1 version 3.7 (Indigo)):

  1. Open Eclipse (in my case Eclipse Indigo).
  2. Go to Help --> Install New Software...
  3. Expand the "Work with" drop down and select "Indigo - http://download.eclipse.org/releases/indigo".
  4. Expand "Programming Languages" from the list.
  5. Check PHP Development Tools (PDT) SDK Feature.
  6. Click "Next >" at the bottom and follow the further instruction of Eclipse.
  7. After successful installation of PDT: Go to Window --> Preferences and see the list as PHP at left panel.
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Open up eclipse, go to "Help -> Install 5 New Software". Enter:


entry from the 4 "Work with" dropdown.

Under the 3 "Web, XML, Java EE and OSGi Enterprise 2 Developmet" category, select "PHP 1 Development Tools (PDT) SDK Feature".

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The new URL for the repository is now http://download.eclipse.org/tools/pdt/updates/release. In 3 Eclipse: open Help -> install new sofware 2 -> add. Then paste this URL in the location.

Mark 1 the check boxes you want and click next.

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Help --> Install New Software In work 4 with select box , only I have selected Kepler 3 - http://download.eclipse.org/releases/kepler And then under Programming language category 2 you can find PHP Development tool.

fyi :I 1 have ubuntu

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The best solution would be to go to http://projects.eclipse.org/projects/tools.pdt/downloads where 3 you will find the URL to the most updated 2 PDT, as most of the URLS listed above are 1 hitting a 404. Then pasting the URL to eclipse.

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Easiest Way To install PDT

  1. Run eclipse
  2. Click on "Help", "Install New Software"
  3. “Choose all available sites”, in search box type "php"(takes a while to load)
  4. => “programming languages” => "PHP Development Tools", => PhP Development Tools (PDT) SDK Feature.
  5. Restart eclipse
  6. File new => other => php .
  7. Should be able to follow from their


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Eclipse for PHP Developers Package

Looking for the Eclipse for PHP Developers 8 Package?

Due to lack of a package maintainer 7 for the Indigo release there will be no 6 PHP (PDT) package. If you would like to 5 install PDT into your Eclipse installtion 4 you can do so by using the Install New Software 3 feature from the Help Menu and installing 2 the PHP Development Tools (PDT) SDK Feature 1 from the Eclipse Indigo Repo >> http://download.eclipse.org/releases/indigo

Text grabbed from page: http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/php_package.php

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Updated for 2019: As previously suggested, in 7 the latest Eclipse, go to "Install 6 New Software" in the Help Menu and 5 click the "add" button with this 4 URL http://download.eclipse.org/tools/pdt/updates/latest/ that should show the latest release 3 of PHP Development Tools (PDT). You might 2 need to search for "php" or "pdt". For 1 Nightly releases you can use http://download.eclipse.org/tools/pdt/updates/latest-nightly/.

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