How to install GitHub’s, NetBeans’s and Sublime2’s syntax highlighting code colours theme in PHPStorm 6/7
PHPStorm’s default code colouring might not be what you want, especially when you just switched from NetBeans. But there are some excellent alternatives to the grey-green-black sheme, collected on http://www.phpstorm-themes.com.
The GitHub theme
The NetBeans theme
The Sublime2 theme
The “bright colours” theme can be found here: https://github.com/OtaK/jetbrains-monokai-sublime. a version with more decent colours here: http://edvanbeinum.com/monokai-dark-theme-for-phpstorm.
How to install
If theme is a .xml file:
Find a nice install guideline here: http://www.phpstorm-themes.com/content/help ! But watch out: Your paths are different, as you are probably using PHPStorm, not WebStorm.
If theme is a .jar file:
Go to File -> Import Settings and locate the .jar file. In the dialog box select “Colour theme” and click okay. Done!
You can always change / select the currently active theme in Settings -> IDE Settings -> Editor -> Colours & Fonts.