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a fork version of vitesse-webext, but with react

thanks to awesome work https://github.com/xlzy520/vitesse-webext/tree/refactor/mv3 support chrome manifest v3

A Vite powered WebExtension (Chrome, FireFox, etc.) starter template.

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  • ⚡️ Instant HMR - use Vite on dev (no more refresh!)
  • 🌐 React
  • 💬 Effortless communications - powered by webext-bridge
  • 🍃 tailwindcss - on-demand CSS utilities
  • 🦾 TypeScript - type safe
  • 🖥 Content Script - Use React even in content script
  • 🌍 WebExtension - isomorphic extension for Chrome, Firefox, and others
  • 📃 Dynamic manifest.json with full type support


WebExtension Libraries

Dev tools

  • TypeScript
  • pnpm - fast, disk space efficient package manager
  • esno - TypeScript / ESNext node runtime powered by esbuild
  • npm-run-all - Run multiple npm-scripts in parallel or sequential
  • web-ext - Streamlined experience for developing web extensions



  • src - main source.
    • contentScript - scripts and components to be injected as content_script
    • background - scripts for background.
    • components - auto-imported React components that shared in popup and options page.
    • styles - styles shared in popup and options page
    • manifest.ts - manifest for the extension.
  • extension - extension package root.
    • assets - static assets.
    • dist - built files, also serve stub entry for Vite on development.
  • scripts - development and bundling helper scripts.


pnpm dev

Then load extension in browser with the extension/ folder.

For Firefox developers, you can run the following command instead:

pnpm start:firefox

web-ext auto reload the extension when extension/ files changed.

While Vite handles HMR automatically in the most of the case, Extensions Reloader is still recommanded for cleaner hard reloading.


To build the extension, run

pnpm build

And then pack files under extension, you can upload extension.crx or extension.xpi to appropriate extension store.

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