This is for windows only

download zendframework

unzip or uncompress the zip or tar file

go to your xampp's htdocs folder

rename the zend folder to simply zend

move the zend folder to your htdocs folder

open the zend folder and you should see a library folder( if you see zendframework -[version number here] rename that folder to zends and right click it an pick cut.. go back to htdocs folder and right click and pick paste. Delete the zend folder and rename the zends to zend.)

go to the php folder of your xampp folder(usually C:\xampp\php) and edit the php.ini file

search for include_path and added the path to your zend's library folder

mine looked like this when I found it

Code:
include_path = ".;C:\xampp\php\PEAR\"
now it looks like this

Code:
include_path = ".;C:\xampp\php\PEAR\;C:\xampp\htdocs\zend\library"
notice the paths are separated with a ;

restart xampp

next open a cmd prompt and change the directory to your zend's bin folder or type

Code:
cd C:\xampp\htdocs\zend\bin
next type

Code:
zf.bat create project project_name_here
if no errors it created your new project, if you get php.exe is not a command change the %PATH% to include C:\xampp\php and it should work after that.
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