Yeoman generator for Chrome Extensions
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Maintainer: Jimmy Moon

Getting Started

  • First make a new directory, and cd into it: mkdir my-new-chrome-extension && cd $_
  • Install the generator: npm install -g generator-chrome-extension
  • Run: yo chrome-extension, optionally passing an extension name: yo chrome-extension [extension-name]


  • --skip-install

    Skips the automatic execution of bower and npm after scaffolding has finished.

  • --test-framework=[framework]

    Defaults to mocha. Can be switched for another supported testing framework like jasmine.


Chrome Extension generator that creates everything you need to get started with extension development. You can choose Browser UI(Browser,Page Action, Omnibox) type and select into permissions what you need.

If you need more information? Please visit Google Chrome Extension Develpment


To test, go to: chrome://extensions, enable Developer mode and load app as an unpacked extension.

Build & Package

By default, generators compress the file that was created by building a js/css/html/resource file. You can distribute the compressed file using the Chrome Developer Dashboard to publish to the Chrome Web Store.

Run this command to build your Chrome Extension project.

grunt build


See the contributing docs

When submitting an issue, please follow the guidelines. Especially important is to make sure Yeoman is up-to-date, and providing the command or commands that cause the issue.

When submitting a bugfix, write a test that exposes the bug and fails before applying your fix. Submit the test alongside the fix.

When submitting a new feature, add tests that cover the feature.


BSD license