Use plugins to add functionality typically related to bundles in webpack. For example, the BellOnBundlerErrorPlugin will notify you of an error in the bundler build process.

Built-in plugins

Plugins are included in your module by using the plugins property in the webpack config.

// webpack should be in the node_modules directory, install if not.
var webpack = require("webpack");

module.exports = {
    plugins: [
        new webpack.ResolverPlugin([
            new webpack.ResolverPlugin.DirectoryDescriptionFilePlugin("bower.json", ["main"])
        ], ["normal", "loader"])
    ]
};

Other plugins

Plugins that are not built-in may be installed via npm if published there, or by other means if not:

npm install component-webpack-plugin

which can then be used as follows:

var ComponentPlugin = require("component-webpack-plugin");
module.exports = {
    plugins: [
        new ComponentPlugin()
    ]
}

When installing third party plugins via npm it is advised to use this tool: https://www.npmjs.com/package/webpack-load-plugins

It checks for all third party plugins installed in your dependencies and lazyloads them when you need them.

See also

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