How to use LSP-intelephense in Sublime Text 4

January 28, 2022 Written By Marco Monteiro

Always wandered how to setup LSP-Intelephense in Sublime Text 4 so you can have propper validation and code completion? I got you covered.

There’s a few requirements to do this. First you need to install LSP globally in your machine. To do this you need to do the following:

$ cd ~/
$ mkdir .phpactor
$ cd .phpactor
$ git clone git@github.com:phpactor/phpactor
$ cd phpactor
$ composer install
$ cd /usr/local/bin
$ sudo ln -s ~/.phpactor/phpactor/bin/phpactor phpactor

This will make phpactor avaiable globally. To do a small health check on the binary that you just installed go into a project you’re using. Phpactor works best when used with Composer, and is slightly better when used with Git.

Check support using the status command:

$ phpactor status
✔ Composer detected - faster class location and more features!
✔ Git detected - enables faster refactorings in your repository scope!

You might get a different output saying tha there’s some config files missing, but that’s not a problem.

After this you need to install 3 sublime packages.

After that you need to restart sublime text.


Configure the intelephense language server by accessing Preferences > Package Settings > LSP > Servers > LSP-intelephense.

Also in your Preferences > Package Settings > LSP

// Settings in here override those in "LSP/LSP.sublime-settings"
    "clients": {
        "phpactor": {
            "enabled": true,
            "command": ["/usr/local/bin/phpactor", "language-server"],
            "selector": "source.php"

Now play with the settings to your needs.


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