Chrome Extension generator
Maintainer: Jimmy Moon
Chrome Extension generator that creates everything you need to get started with extension development. You can choose Browser UI(Browser,Page Action, Omnibox) type and select into permissions what you need.
# Please make sure that `yo`, `gulp` and `bower` was installed on your system using this command: npm install --global yo gulp-cli bower # Install the generator: npm install -g generator-chrome-extension # Make a new directory, and `cd` get into it: mkdir my-new-chrome-extension && cd $_ # Generate a new project yo chrome-extension # Transform updated source written by ES2015 (default option) gulp babel # or Using watch to update source continuously gulp watch # Make a production version extension gulp build
Test Chrome Extension
To test, go to: chrome://extensions, enable Developer mode and load app as an unpacked extension.
Need more information about Chrome Extension? Please visit Google Chrome Extension Development
Sets up a new Chrome Extension, generating all the boilerplate you need to get started.
The generator supports ES 2015 syntax through babel transforming. You may have a source files in
script.babel if your project has been generated without
--no-babel options. While developing, When those of source has been changed,
gulp babel should be run before test and run a extension on Chrome.
If you would like to have a continuous transforming by babel you can use
Watch task helps you reduce your efforts during development extensions. If the task detects your changes of source files, re-compile your sources automatically or Livereload(chromereload.js) reloads your extension. If you would like to know more about Live-reload and preview of Yeoman? Please see Getting started with Yeoman and generator-webapp for your understanding.
You need to load/reload extension after starting
gulp watch for Live-reload to work.
For content scripts you need to refresh pages where it is used.
Build and Package
It will build your app as a result you can have a distribution version of the app in
dist. Run this command to build your Chrome Extension app.
You can also distribute your project with compressed file using the Chrome Developer Dashboard at Chrome Web Store. This command will compress your app built by
gulp build command.
If you wouldn't use Babel ES2015 transpiler.
Skips the automatic execution of
npmafter scaffolding has finished.
mocha. Can be switched for another supported testing framework like
Add support for Sass.
All of permissions of chrome extension will be shown.
ES2015 and babel
ES2015 is the
default option in the generator that means you can use es2015 now for developing the Chrome extensions. However, at this moment, you need to execute
babel task of gulp to compile to test and run your extension on Chrome, because ES2015 is not full functionality on Chrome as yet.
The sources written by es2015 is located at
scripts.babel and runnable sources will be at
script after compiling by
gulp babel. May you don't want to use babel and ES2015 use
--no-babel option when scaffolding a new project.
yo chrome-extension --no-babel
This generator supports
--sass options and generate
scss boilerplate files at
styles.scss that those of
scss files will be compiled to
gulp style task. To do this,
libsass is featured in the generator. Please see this for further information.
yo chrome-extension --sass
All of Permissions for Chrome Extension
Need to add more permissions for chrome extension? You can get all list of permissions using
--all-permissions option when scaffolding a new project.
yo chrome-extension --all-permissions
See the contributing docs