How to use PHP_CodeSniffer during VIP development
PHP_CodeSniffer (aka PHPCS) is a tool that will help you write VIP approved code by ensuring it meets VIP coding standards. Running this tool in your local development environment or code editor allows you to fix the errors as you code, helping you develop to VIP best practices, and saving time during review.
PHPCS will provide messages with more information about any errors and warnings found in the codebase scanned.
When running PHPCS, ensure that the
WordPress-VIP-Go ruleset is used. This is the ruleset used by VIP in all code review, including via the code analysis bot running in GitHub repositories.