Grunt plugin that builds and validates a jquery.json package manifest.


Grunt plugin that generates a jquery.json manifest file from package.json. jquery.json manifest files are used by the jQuery Plugin Registry to identify jQuery plugins.

  • Grunt ~0.3.17

In the same directory as your project's grunt.js file, install the package via npm:

npm install grunt-jquery-json

Then load the jquery-json task in your grunt.js file:


And, optionally, add it to the default task (or any other):

grunt.registerTask('default', '[...] jquery-json');

To start, make sure your grunt.js file has a pkg config object that has loaded package.json:

  pkg: '<json:package.json>',

This is a standard Grunt practice, and grunt-jquery-json uses this pkg config object to build your jquery.json.

Next, run the following grunt command in the same directory as your grunt.js file:

grunt jquery-json

If everything was successful, there should now be a yourplugin.jquery.json manifest file in that same directory, where yourplugin is the name of your jQuery plugin. All of the fields used by the jQuery Plugin Registry have been pulled in from your package.json.

To add or overwrite any fields specific to your jquery.json, simply add a jqueryjson object with the desired values to your Grunt config:

  jqueryjson: {
    dependencies: {
      jquery: '>=1.4.3'
    docs: '',
    demo: ''

In addition to the jquery-json task, there are also two helpers at your disposal:

  • get-jquery-json returns the manifest as an object.
  • write-jquery-json writes the manifest to the jquery.json file.

Both accept the pkg object and jqueryjson config object as parameters:

grunt.helper('get-jquery-json', grunt.config('pkg'), grunt.config('jqueryjson'));

Please open an issue to request a feature or submit a bug report. Or even if you just want to provide some feedback, I'd love to hear. I'm also available on Twitter as @jstayton.

  1. Fork it.
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature).
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Added some feature').
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature).
  5. Create a new Pull Request.