Why Does Intelephense In Visual Studio Code For PHP Keep Displaying Unnecessary Errors?

If you are experiencing unnecessary error messages in Visual Studio Code with the PHP Intelephense extension, you can try resolving the issue by following these steps:

  1. Make sure you have the latest version of the PHP Intelephense extension installed. Go to the Extensions view in Visual Studio Code and search for "PHP Intelephense." If an update is available, click on the update button to install it.

  2. Open your VS Code settings by clicking on File > Preferences > Settings (or using the shortcut Ctrl + ,).

  3. In the search bar, type "php.suggest.basic" and find the "PHP > Suggest: Basic" setting.

  4. Disable the "PHP > Suggest: Basic" option by unchecking the box, which will prevent Intelephense from suggesting basic PHP functions.

  5. If the unnecessary error messages persist, you can try disabling specific error checks by modifying the Intelephense settings. Add the following configuration to your settings.json file (either user or workspace):

"intelephense.diagnostics.exclude": [

This configuration excludes unnecessary, parameter, and return-related error checks. You can add or remove more specific checks if needed.

  1. Save the settings.json file and reload Visual Studio Code.

These steps should help you suppress unnecessary error messages in Visual Studio Code with the PHP Intelephense extension.

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