How to add another compass compiler to php storm

Recently I have updated my compass version to 1.0.3 and when I tried to compile my old projects with 1.0.3 compiler and it didn’t work.
Firstly, I couldn’t understand the issue, but after a few hours I figured it out it has something to do with my compiler.
So, I had two options left,

  • Revert compass back to previous version or
  • find out a solution to use multiple compilers

So, I did some research and find out below, the PHP storm solution 🙂 (you can use this method using command line as well)

Firstly, you have to go to PHP storm,

settings > External tools,


You can see my current Compass compiler, now you have to create a new one.


Or you can select an existing compiler and make a copy. Anyway, I will create it from scratch 🙂

In the popup window, enter below values.


Once you save it you can see your new compiler,



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