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🚀 web-extension-starter

Web Extension starter to build "Write Once Run on Any Browser" extension


  • Cross Browser Support (Web-Extensions API)
  • Browser Taylored Manifest generation
  • Automatic build on code changes.
  • Auto packs browser specific build files
  • ES6 modules support
  • SASS styling

Browser Support

Chrome Firefox Opera Yandex Brave vivaldi Edge
49 & later ✔ 52 & later ✔ 36 & later ✔ Latest ✔ Latest ✔ Latest ✔ Latest ✔


🚀 Quick Start

  • yarn install to install dependencies.
  • yarn run dev:chrome to start the development server for chrome extension.
  • yarn run dev:firefox to start the development server for firefox addon.
  • yarn run dev:opera to start the development server for opera extension.
  • yarn run build:chrome to build chrome extension.
  • yarn run build:firefox to build firefox addon.
  • yarn run build:opera to build opera extension.
  • yarn run build builds and packs extensions all at once to extension/ directory.


Update src/manifest/index.js file with browser vendor prefixed manifest keys

  "__chrome__name": "SuperChrome",
  "__firefox__name": "SuperFox",
  "__edge__name": "SuperEdge",
  "__opera__name": "SuperOpera"

if the vendor is chrome this compiles to:

  "name": "SuperChrome",

Add keys to multiple vendors by seperating them with | in the prefix

  __chrome|opera__name: "SuperBlink"

if the vendor is chrome or opera, this compiles to:

  "name": "SuperBlink"

See the original README of wext-manifest package for more details


  • yarn install to install dependencies.

  • To watch file changes in developement

    • Chrome
      • yarn run dev:chrome
    • Firefox
      • yarn run dev:firefox
    • Opera
      • yarn run dev:opera

    (Reload Extension Manually in the browser)

  • Load extension in browser

    • Chrome

      • Go to the browser address bar and type chrome://extensions
      • Check the Developer Mode button to enable it.
      • Click on the Load Unpacked Extension… button.
      • Select your extension’s extracted directory.
    • Firefox

      • Load the Add-on via about:debugging as temporary Add-on.
      • Choose the manifest.json file in the extracted directory
    • Opera

      • Load the extension via opera:extensions
      • Check the Developer Mode and load as unpacked from extension’s extracted directory.


  • yarn run build builds the extension for all the browsers to extension/BROWSER directory respectively.

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