Skip to main content


login to my project management solution:

* Required Fields

TextMate's PHP Bundle Exported for Coda

Oct 15th, 2009 - 6 Comments - Posted in: tips & tutorials


I love Coda. I've tried quite a few code editors, and hands down, it's my favorite app for web development.

However, there is one area which I think it falls short... I do miss the various bundles that come preinstalled with TextMate, especially for PHP coding. Being able to type in a couple letters and then hit the tab key to expand the text into a full saved text saves me a significant amount of time while coding.

The obvious solution? I've copied over the text snippets from TextMate's PHP bundle into Coda, and added all of the tab triggers. Originally did this just for my own personal use, but I thought I should share it in case anyone else finds it useful.

To install these 50+ PHP clips, download the file below and double click it to install in Coda automatically.

download clips



More information about Coda:
Coda website
Coda's Developer Zone
More Coda Clips

Comments (6):

Nov 5th, 2009 9:59 AM
This is great, but when I import into coda, none of the tab triggers are present. I also didn't see them in the xml source at first glance. Any help? Thanks for doing this.
Benjamin Falk
Nov 5th, 2009 8:00 PM
@Damon - Thanks for the heads up. It seems to work fine on my computer, but I'll look into it more.
Benjamin Falk
Nov 7th, 2009 12:17 PM
I've looked into this some more... If I delete the current clips that I have in Coda, then re-import (right click on the clips window, import) all the clips appear correctly, and as far as I can tell, they all have the correct tab triggers (there are a couple lesser used clips that don't have a tab trigger, since Textmate didn't assign them one).

If anyone else is having this issue, can you leave a comment?
Josh Sager
Feb 13th, 2010 2:18 PM
Great tip on the PHP coda import. Oh and thanks for tweeting the portfolio article. I'm glad you liked it.
Jul 27th, 2011 6:27 AM
Bundles and the Bundle editor are my favorite parts of TextMate but I do like the UI of Coda more. Did you have to manually create those clips in Coda or is there some other way of exporting them from TM? There are a few other bundles I would like to be available in Coda, included some I made myself. I prefer to not have to use two programs but Im reluctant to remake those all over again. Thanks for any insight!
Benjamin Falk
Jul 28th, 2011 9:36 AM
As far as I know, you have to manually add the clips by hand. At least, that\'s what I did with this set.

Add comment:

NOTE: Your mail address will not be displayed or shared.