What are PHTML files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a PHTML file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a PHTML file?

Files with the .phtml extension are most commonly associated with PHP Web pages. The PHTML files contain PHP code that is parsed by a PHP engine. This allows the Web server to generate dynamic HTML that is displayed in a Web browser. The PHTML files are often used to access databases. The pages containing the PHTML code are usually displayed with the .php page extension.

How to open PHTML files

Important: Different programs may use files with the PHTML file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your PHTML file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested nine different PHTML openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: December 5, 2022

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of PHTML files. Remember, different programs may use PHTML files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Microsoft Web Platform ExtensionsMicrosoft Web Platform ExtensionsUser submitted
Edge Code CCEdge Code CCUser submitted
BracketsBracketsUser submitted
Notepad++Notepad++User submitted
Adobe DreamweaverAdobe DreamweaverUser submitted
Zend Studio ClientZend Studio ClientUser submitted
JetBrains PhpStormJetBrains PhpStormUser submitted
PHPEditPHPEditUser submitted
Zend StudioZend StudioUser submitted

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