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Plugins

The plugins option is used to customize the webpack build process in a variety of ways. webpack comes with a variety built-in plugins available under webpack.[plugin-name]. See this page for a list of plugins and documentation but note that there are a lot more out in the community.

Note: This page only discusses using plugins, however if you are interested in writing your own please visit Writing a Plugin.

plugins

array

A list of webpack plugins. For example, when multiple bundles share some of the same dependencies, the CommonsChunkPlugin could be useful to extract those dependencies into a shared bundle to avoid duplication. This could be added like so:

plugins: [
  new webpack.optimize.CommonsChunkPlugin({
    ...
  })
]

A more complex example, using multiple plugins, might look something like this:

var webpack = require('webpack')
// importing plugins that do not come by default in webpack
var ExtractTextPlugin = require('extract-text-webpack-plugin');
var DashboardPlugin = require('webpack-dashboard/plugin');

// adding plugins to your configuration
plugins: [
  // build optimization plugins
  new webpack.optimize.CommonsChunkPlugin({
    name: 'vendor',
    filename: 'vendor-[hash].min.js',
  }),
  new webpack.optimize.UglifyJsPlugin({
    compress: {
      warnings: false,
      drop_console: false,
    }
  }),
  new ExtractTextPlugin({
    filename: 'build.min.css',
    allChunks: true,
  }),
  new webpack.IgnorePlugin(/^\.\/locale$/, /moment$/),
  // compile time plugins
  new webpack.DefinePlugin({
    'process.env.NODE_ENV': '"production"',
  }),
  // webpack-dev-server enhancement plugins
  new DashboardPlugin(),
  new webpack.HotModuleReplacementPlugin(),
]

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https://webpack.js.org/configuration/plugins