Steps to take before one starts developing a Phalcon project in PhpStorm:

1. Highlight Volt syntax in PHPStorm

Volt is a Phalcon’s template engine. Volt structure is very similar to Twig, therefore we can use Twig highlighting fo any *.volt files.

In PHPStorm, click

File -> Settings

On the left side of the options click

Editor -> File Types

On the list that appears on the right, scroll down and select:


In the bottom panel, click the + button to add a new wildcard and add


Click OK and then OK again.


  1. stackoverflow: How can I add volt syntax checking in PHPStorm


PhpStorm Setup for Phalcon development
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