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Hashnode browser extension for Firefox and Google Chrome 🕸

Google chrome and Mozilla firefox browser extension with hot & trending posts on tap. Built with Node.js v8.9 using React, Parcel, and Sass. Follows Standard JS


git clone
yarn install
yarn start-web // starts the web app
Google Chrome extension
yarn start-chrome // same as web app but is served from ./dist/dist-chrome  

now copy chrome/images folder to dist/dist-chrome and then load dist/dist-chrome into browser

yarn build-chrome // builds for chrome and will be available in ./builds/chrome  

This time no need to copy anything

Mozilla Firefox extension
yarn start-firefox // same as web app but is served from ./dist/dist-firefox

now copy firefox/images folder to dist/dist-firefox and then load dist/dist-firefox into browser

yarn build-firefox // builds for firefox and will be available in ./builds/firefox  

This time no need to copy anything

manifest.json files are maintained sperately for firefox and chrome in their respective folders. In order to live test the extension copy the manifest.json file manually to respective ./dist/{dist-chrome|dist-firefox} folder. Keep making changes and the parcel takes care of the rest.

🔴 Changes to the manifest.json must be made to the respective folder and dist folder should be untouched. Instead manually copy if you are testing it locally

Dockerised way of building

Make sure you have docker running & yarn is installed in your computer Finally, run yarn build-in-container. This will throw build files in the end in a directory called builds

Procedure to load extension for chrome

Visit chrome://extension in Google Chrome, click on Load unpacked and select build/dist folder with manifest.json file in it and you are good to go.

Procedure to load extension for firefox

Visit about:debugging#addons in Mozilla Firefox, click on Load Temporary Add-on and select the firefox build/dist folder with manifest.json in it and you are good to go.

  • You can test live as you develop by keeping the parcel server running.
  • If you want to inpect things, you can right click like a normal webpage on the dropdown.