In order to write and edit your PHP code you need a text editor. Sublime Text is a light weight text editor but has a bunch of features just close to an IDE. Besides, it’s free to download and install on your computer.
You can watch this tutorial on YouTube on How to Install Sublime Text 3 in Windows using this link.
To download and install Sublime Text first you need to download the Sublime Text installer for Windows from the Sublime Text 3 official website.
Since we are interested in installing Sublime Text on Windows Operating System, we will chose the link to download the setup for Windows. If you are running Windows 64-bit then you will need to download the 64-bit installer, otherwise you will just download the Windows(32-bit) Installer.
Once you click on the download link, the dialog below will appear. Click on Save File to download and save the installer to your local drive.
Once the download is complete, right click on the file name in the browser Downloads window and then click on Open Containing Folder to open the folder where the installer was saved.
Double click the setup file in order to launch the Sublime Text Installer as shown below.
Click on Next to move the the next step of the installation. In the next step you can choose the directory where you want sublime text to be installed. The default directory for sublime text is Local Drive C. However, if you desire to have sublime text installed in a different directory you can specify the file path in the text entry field or click on the file browser to select a folder.
After specifying the installation directory click on the Next button in order to advance to the next step of the installation.
Leave the checkbox unchecked and click Next to move to the next step of the installation process for sublime text.
Sublime Text in now ready to install. Click on Install to start installing Sublime Text 3 locally on your computer.
Depending on the processing power and memory of your computer, sublime text might take a few seconds to a few minutes to install. Once the installation is complete, click on the Finish button as shown below to close the installer window.
Sublime Text should now have been installed in your computer. In order to launch and use your sublime text, Tap the Windows key and then use the Windows Search bar to search for the launcher. Type sublime text in the text input field as shown below. Once the Sublime Text 3 launcher appears, click on the name to launch sublime text.
This would launch the sublime text window as shown below.
Sublime Text is now successfully installed on your Windows computer. You can now start coding your dream project!
If you followed the steps outlined above you should be having a working installation of Sublime Text. If you encountered challenges please post the nature of your challenge in the comments sections below.
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