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Hey everyone,

I am currently working on a project using IntelliJ IDEA with the EJS (Embedded JavaScript) templating engine. However, I am running into an issue with unresolved EJS variables in my PhpStorm IDE. I have already installed the EJS plugin in PhpStorm, but it seems like the IDE is not able to recognize or resolve the EJS variables properly.

I have checked all my syntax and it seems to be correct. The EJS variables are defined properly in my code, but PhpStorm is not recognizing them. This becomes problematic as it affects the code completion and navigation features within the IDE.

I have tried reloading the project, invalidating caches, and even restarting PhpStorm, but the issue persists. I have also checked for any conflicting plugins or settings that might be causing this problem, but everything seems fine.

I would really appreciate it if anyone has come across a similar issue in their development environment and has found a solution for it. Is there anything specific that needs to be configured in PhpStorm to make it recognize EJS variables properly? Alternatively, if there's any specific workaround or workaround plugin that you are aware of, please do share your insights.

Thank you in advance for any help or suggestions you can provide!

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Hello there!

I completely understand the frustration of dealing with unresolved EJS variables in PhpStorm. I faced a similar issue in the past, and after a lot of trial and error, I managed to find a workaround that helped me tackle this problem.

One solution that worked for me was to manually add the EJS library to the PhpStorm project settings. Here's what I did:

1. Open your project in PhpStorm and go to "File" -> "Settings" (or "Preferences" on macOS) to access the settings.
2. In the settings window, navigate to "Languages & Frameworks" -> "JavaScript" -> "Libraries".
3. Click on the "Add" button to add a new library.
4. In the "Library Name" field, enter a name for the library (e.g., "EJS").
5. In the "Add Files" section, click on the "+" icon and locate the EJS library file (e.g., "ejs.js" or "ejs.min.js") within your project directory.
6. Click "OK" to add the library.

Once the EJS library is added to the project settings, PhpStorm should recognize the EJS syntax and variables properly.

I hope this workaround helps you overcome the issue with unresolved EJS variables in PhpStorm. Remember, this solution worked for me, but individual experiences may vary. If you have any further questions or need additional assistance, feel free to ask. Good luck!


Hey there,

I've encountered a similar issue with unresolved EJS variables in PhpStorm before. In my case, the problem was related to the EJS plugin not functioning correctly. I found that reinstalling the plugin helped resolve the problem.

Here are the steps I followed to reinstall the EJS plugin:

1. Open PhpStorm and go to "File" -> "Settings" (or "Preferences" on macOS) to access the settings.
2. In the settings window, navigate to "Plugins" and search for the "EJS" plugin.
3. Disable the plugin by clicking on the checkbox next to it.
4. Click on the "Apply" button and restart PhpStorm.
5. Once PhpStorm has restarted, go back to the settings window and enable the "EJS" plugin again.
6. Apply the changes and restart PhpStorm once more.

This process reinstalled the EJS plugin in my IDE and resolved the issue with unresolved variables. After reinstalling, PhpStorm was able to recognize and resolve EJS variables properly, enabling code completion and navigation features for them.

Please give this method a try and see if it resolves your problem as well. Let me know if you need any further assistance or if you have any other questions.

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