WebStorm 2018.2 Help

Plugins settings

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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 from disk.

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 icons actions clear.

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


Use 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).

Sort by:

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 plugin

Click this button to open the Browse Repositories 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



Reload List of Plugins

Use this command to check if newer versions of installed plugins are available (see Colors for plugin statuses).

Sort by | Status

Use 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 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For repository plugins: use this command to download and install a newer version of the selected plugin (if available).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.


For 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.


Plugin status


"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.


For a repository plugin: a newer version of the plugin is available.


For a repository plugin: the plugin has been downloaded and installed, but has not been activated yet (WebStorm needs to be restarted).


The plugin has been uninstalled, but the changes have not taken effect yet (WebStorm needs to be restarted).

Last modified: 19 November 2018

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