Packs CommonJs/AMD modules for the browser. Allows to split your codebase into multiple bundles, which can be loaded on demand. Support loaders to preprocess files, i.e. json, jsx, es7, css, less, ... and your custom stuff.
npm install --save-dev webpack
The README reflects webpack v2.x, webpack v1.x documentation can be found here.
webpack has a rich plugin interface. Most of the features within webpack itself use this plugin interface. This makes webpack very flexible.
|common-chunks-webpack-plugin||Generates chunks of common modules shared between entry points and splits them into separate bundles (e.g vendor.bundle.js && app.bundle.js)|
|extract-text-webpack-plugin||Extracts Text (CSS) from your bundles into a separate file (app.bundle.css)|
|component-webpack-plugin||Use components with webpack|
|compression-webpack-plugin||Prepare compressed versions of assets to serve them with Content-Encoding|
|i18n-webpack-plugin||Adds i18n support to your bundles|
|html-webpack-plugin||Simplifies creation of HTML files (
Loaders are activated by using
loadername! prefixes in
or are automatically applied via regex from your webpack configuration.
|raw-loader||Loads raw content of a file (utf-8)|
|val-loader||Executes code as module and consider exports as JS code|
|url-loader||Works like the file loader, but can return a Data Url if the file is smaller than a limit|
|file-loader||Emits the file into the output folder and returns the (relative) url|
|Loads a JSON file (included by default)|
|Loads and transpiles a JSON 5 file|
|Loads and transpiles a CSON file|
|Loads ES2015+ code and transpiles to ES5 using Babel|
|Loads ES2015+ code and transpiles to ES5 using Traceur|
|Exports HTML as string, require references to static resources|
|Loads Pug templates and returns a function|
|Loads Jade templates and returns a function|
|Compiles Markdown to HTML|
|Loads and transforms a HTML file using PostHTML|
|Compiles Handlebars to HTML|
||Add exports of a module as style to DOM|
|Loads CSS file with resolved imports and returns CSS code|
|Loads and compiles a LESS file|
|Loads and compiles a SASS/SCSS file|
|Loads and compiles a Stylus file|
|Loads and transforms a CSS/SSS file using PostCSS|
|Tests with mocha (Browser/NodeJS)|
|PreLoader for linting code using ESLint|
|PreLoader for linting code using JSHint|
|PreLoader for code style checking using JSCS|
|Loads and compiles Vue Components|
|Process HTML & CSS with preprocessor of choice and
|Loads and compiles Angular 2 Components|
webpack uses async I/O and has multiple caching levels. This makes webpack fast and incredibly fast on incremental compilations.
webpack supports ES2015+, CommonJS and AMD modules out of the box. It performs clever static analysis on the AST of your code. It even has an evaluation engine to evaluate simple expressions. This allows you to support most existing libraries out of the box.
webpack allows you to split your codebase into multiple chunks. Chunks are loaded asynchronously at runtime. This reduces the initial loading time.
Most of the time, if webpack is not working correctly for you it is a simple configuration issue.
If you are still having difficulty after looking over your configuration carefully, please post a question to StackOverflow with the webpack tag. Questions that include your webpack.config.js and relevant files are more likely to receive responses.
If you have discovered a bug or have a feature suggestion, feel free to create an issue on Github.
If you create a loader or plugin, please consider open sourcing it, putting it
on npm and following the
You are also welcome to correct any spelling mistakes or any language issues.
If you want to discuss something or just need help, here is our Gitter room.
Founder of webpack
Loaders & Plugins
Early adopter of webpack
Sean T. Larkin
Founder of the core team
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