Developer(s)Codelobster Software
Stable release
2.5.0[1] Edit this on Wikidata / 8 January 2024
Written inC++
Operating systemLinux, macOS and Windows
Typeintegrated development environment
Licenseproprietary license, Freemium Edit this on Wikidata

Codelobster is a portable integrated development environment (IDE) primarily for PHP, which also supports HTML, CSS, and JavaScript development.[2] Plug-ins are available for Drupal, WordPress, Smarty, Joomla, JQuery, Facebook, Codeigniter, Yii, and CakePHP.[3]

Free registration by email is required after 30 days of use of the program,[4] and there are paid versions also ("Lite" and "Professional") for additional features.[5] The program is missing a help system as of its latest version.[6] There is also special "PHP edition" distro only for Windows, that was not udated since 2019.

The program features syntax highlighting and auto-completion for SQL, PHP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and XML, as well as automatic syntax checking.[2] There is an HTML and CSS inspector like Firebug.[7] It also includes Drupal support. All plugins are paid, but they offer trial periods of varying length.[6]


  1. ^ Error: Unable to display the reference properly. See the documentation for details.
  2. ^ a b "CodeLobster - Free portable PHP IDE with support Drupal, Smarty, WordPress, Joomla, JQuery, CodeIgniter, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, CakePHP, Facebook, Symfony, Yii". Codelobster: Handy code tools. CodeLobster. Retrieved 29 August 2013.
  3. ^ Bansal, Ishan (4 May 2010). "CodeLobster: Free IDE for PHP coding and PHP Debugging : Free Software". I Love Free Software. Retrieved 30 August 2013.
  4. ^ "Codelobster Download - SoftSea". Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 29 August 2013.
  5. ^ Strobel, Ilinca. "CodeLobster Review". Softpedia. Retrieved 30 August 2013.
  6. ^ a b Grehan, Rick. "CodeLobster review -". InfoWorld. Retrieved 30 August 2013.
  7. ^ John, Tony (17 July 2013). "CodeLobster PHP Edition". Techulator. Retrieved 30 August 2013.