WebStorm 9.0.0 Web Help

File | Settings | Plugins


The Plugins page shows the list of installed plugins. Use the check boxes next to plugin names to enable or disable the plugins.

Other controls available on this page let you sort and filter the plugin list, update and uninstall repository plugins, access plugin repositories, and also install the plugins available locally.

Main controls

Item Description
search_plugins Type the string to be found.

As you type, the list of plugins changes: only the plugins whose names and descriptions contain the specified string are shown.

If you want WebStorm to memorise the search string, press EnterEnterEnterEnterEnterEnterEnterEnterEnterEnterEnter.

To bring the plugin list back to its initial state, delete the text in the search box or click clear.

To access the list of memorized search strings, click find1.

Show Use this list to specify which plugins you want to see in the list. Most of the option names are self-explanatory:
  • All plugins
  • Enabled
  • Disabled
  • Bundled
  • Custom. The plugins that are not bundled with the IDE.
pluginsSortBy If you want to add sorting by plugin statuses, click sortMarkerDesc and select Status. As a result, disabled plugins will be shown in the list after enabled plugins.

This option can also be accessed from the context menu.

Install JetBrains plugin Click this button to open the Browse JetBrains Plugins dialog to download and install plugins from the JetBrains repository.
Browse repositories Click this button to open the Browse Repositories dialog to work with plugin repositories (to download and install repository plugins, manage enterprise plugin repositories, etc.).
Install plugin from disk Click this button to install a plugin available locally. Select the file that implements the required plugin in the dialog that opens.

Context menu commands

Command Description
Reload List of Plugins Use this command to see if there are newer versions of installed repository plugins (see Colors for plugin statuses).
Sort by | Status Use this command to sort plugins by their statuses (or to cancel sorting by statuses).

When this option is on, disabled plugins are shown in the list after enabled plugins.

Update Plugin For repository plugins: use this command to download and install a newer version of the selected plugin (if available). See Colors for plugin statuses.
Uninstall For plugins that are not bundled with the IDE: use this command to uninstall the selected plugin.

Alternatively, a button in the plugin description area can be used.

Colors for plugin statuses

Names of plugins with different statuses are shown in different colors.

Color Plugin status
Black A "normal" plugin status. For a repository plugin: the plugin version is up-to-date (there are no newer versions).
Red One of the following:
  • The plugin is incompatible with the installed version of WebStorm.
  • The plugin depends on another plugin which is disabled.
Blue For a repository plugin: a newer version of the plugin is available.
Green For a repository plugin: the plugin has been downloaded and installed, but has not been activated yet. (WebStorm needs to be restarted.)
Gray The plugin has been uninstalled, but the changes have not taken effect yet. (WebStorm needs to be restarted.)

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