WebStorm 2017.3 Help

Plugins settings

File | Settings | Plugins for Windows and Linux
WebStorm | Preferences | Plugins for macOS
Ctrl+Alt+S settings

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

Other controls 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

search pluginsType the text to be found.

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

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.

ShowUse this list to specify which plugins should be shown:
  • All plugins
  • Enabled
  • Disabled
  • Bundled
  • Custom (these are the plugins that are not bundled with the IDE).
If you want to add sorting by plugin status, click sortMarkerDesc and select Status. As a result, disabled plugins will be displayed at the end of the list.

This option is also available from the context menu.

Install JetBrains pluginClick this button to open the Browse Repositories dialog to download and install plugins from the JetBrains repository.
Browse repositoriesClick 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 diskClick this button to install a plugin available locally. Select the file that implements the required plugin in the dialog that opens.

Context menu commands

Reload List of PluginsUse this command to check if newer versions of installed plugins are available (see Colors for plugin statuses).
Sort by | StatusUse this command to sort plugins by their status.

When this option is turned on, disabled plugins are shown at the end of the list, after the enabled plugins.

Update PluginFor repository plugins: use this command to download and install a newer version of the selected plugin (if available).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

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

Colors for plugin statuses

The names of plugins are shown in different colors depending on their status.

ColorPlugin status
Black"Normal" plugin status. For a repository plugin: the plugin version is up-to-date.
RedOne of the following:
  • The plugin is incompatible with the installed version of WebStorm.
  • The plugin depends on another plugin which is disabled.
BlueFor a repository plugin: a newer version of the plugin is available.
GreenFor a repository plugin: the plugin has been downloaded and installed, but has not been activated yet (WebStorm needs to be restarted).
GrayThe plugin has been uninstalled, but the changes have not taken effect yet (WebStorm needs to be restarted).
Last modified: 26 March 2018

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