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When your plugin is ready, you might want to upload it to the JetBrains Plugin Repository ( or to the repository of your own. Yet, before uploading a plugin, you need to create a ZIP or JAR plugin archive. This section provides instructions for creating such an archive.

To create a plugin archive
  • Right-click the plugin module in the Project view and select Prepare Plugin Module <module-name> For Deployment in the context menu.

    As a result, IntelliJ IDEA will create the necessary archive.


If the plugin module does not depend on libraries, a JAR archive will be created. Otherwise, a ZIP archive will be created that will include all the necessary libraries.

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