Drupal Coding standards provide a set of rules for how your code should be formatted, whether you should use tabs or spaces, what the Naming Convection (Functions, Constants, Global Variables, Classes, and Files) concept in Drupal Standard code, Indenting and Whitespaces, line spacing, guidelines to use operators, array, PHP code tags and more.
For this you need to install Coder and PHP CodeSniffer.
Step 1: Install Coder to Drush’s central store.
If you don’t want to install “Coder” for each Drupal site then install it to Drush’s central store. ( Drush for installation of “Coder”)
Prompt> drush pm-download coder --destination=%HOMEPATH%/.drush
Step 2: Install PHP CodeSniffer
So before configuration of PHP CodeSniffer, install PEAR Package Manager(You must have PHP and PEAR on your machine.)
Prompt> go-pear (This will install PEAR Package Manager)
Prompt> php go-pear.phar
After this local installation set the environment variable by double clicking “DrushEnv.bat” at path prompt>%homepath/drush
Now it’s time to verify its work or not.
I. Simply type command pear.
This will show the list of commands like
II. You can also check pear version
Prompt> pear version
III. You can also take help of pear by using pear help command
Prompt> pear help
Prompt> pear help command_name
As for ex:
Prompt> pear help install
To use PEAR and PEAR compatible packages in your applications, you normally include them into your PHP scripts using require_once(). For this to work, PEAR's php_dir must be a part of PHP's include path.
IV. First, check where PEAR installs .php files:
Prompt> pear config-get php_dir
V. Now it's time to find which configuration file is used by your PHP installation.
Prompt> php --ini
To get PEAR working properly, you need to adjust PHP's include_path. After you found php.ini, open it in an editor and modify php.ini
- Search for the line include_path.
- Now that you found it, you probably will see a semicolon (;) at the beginning. This means the line is a comment. Add a new line below it.
- In this line, write:
include_path=".;C:\Program Files\Drush\Php\pear "
After setting up PEAR Package Manager, configure the PEAR Setup. PEAR has a number of configuration options that you can change.
Prompt> pear config-show
Prompt> pear config-get php_dir
Prompt> pear config-set preferred_state beta
You will get message like config-set succeeded Once PEAR start working on your machine then you can install some PEAR’s Packages.
Prompt> pear install package_name
Prompt> pear install –f package_name (forcing the command to execute use –f )
Prompt> pear install PHP_CodeSniffer-1.4.2 (download PHP codeSniffer version 1.4.2)
Prompt> pear install PHP_CodeSniffer (download latest version of PHP CodeSniffer)
Check by using any phpcs commande.
Like Prompt> phpcs --version
Now it’s time to check your code against Code Standard
Prompt> phpcs --standard=Drupal --extensions=php,module,inc,install,test,profile,theme /file/to/drupal/example_module
Prompt> phpcs --standard=Drupal /path/to/example.module
Prompt> phpcs –standard=PEAR /path/to/example.module
Prompt> phpcs –standard=MySource /path/to/example.module
Prompt> phpcs --standard=Drupal /path/to/example.css
Prompt> phpcs –standard=PEAR /path/to/example.css
Prompt> phpcs –standard=MySource /path/to/example.css
Prompt> phpcs –standard=Drupal path/to/…/sites/all/themes/templates/page—home_page.tpl.php