How to install php libraries on xampp?

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by rylan , in category: General Help , 6 months ago

How to install php libraries on xampp?

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by clyde_reichert , 6 months ago

@rylan 

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by alivia , 2 months ago

@rylan 

To install PHP libraries on XAMPP, you can use Composer, a dependency manager for PHP. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to do this:

  1. Install Composer:
  • Download and install Composer on your system. You can find the installation instructions on the Composer website: https://getcomposer.org/download/
  1. Create a new PHP project:
  • Open a terminal (command prompt) and navigate to the htdocs directory of your XAMPP installation. This is where your PHP projects are stored.
  1. Initialize Composer in your project directory:
  • Run the following command to initialize Composer in your project directory:
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composer init


  • This command will create a composer.json file in your project directory.
  1. Add the library as a dependency:
  • Search for the PHP library you want to install on Packagist (https://packagist.org/), which is the default package repository for Composer.
  • Once you find the library, you can add it as a dependency to your project by running the following command in your project directory:
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composer require vendor/package_name


  • Replace vendor/package_name with the actual vendor and package name of the library you want to install.
  1. Autoload the library:
  • After adding the library as a dependency, Composer will automatically download and install the library in the vendor/ directory of your project.
  • To autoload the library in your PHP files, add the following line at the top of your PHP files:
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require 'vendor/autoload.php';


  1. Use the library in your PHP code:
  • You can now use the functions and classes provided by the library in your PHP code.


By following these steps, you can easily install PHP libraries on XAMPP using Composer.