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How it Works?

superplate is designed to save you hours of development time when starting a new project. Superplate is offering various plugins/tools you can choose from but It's super-easy for you to modify those plugins or create your own ones. Once you are done, you can share your plugins and set superplate up to use your custom plugins.

Creating a Source Repository#

We store our plugins apart from the cli to make them easy to modify and easy to create new plugins. You can see the superplate-core-plugins.

  • Alternatively, you can create your own source from scratch.

If you choose to start from scratch. All you need to do is create a directory with below structure and create a simple prompt.js file inside it.

β”œβ”€β”€ prompt.jsβ”œβ”€β”€ pluginsβ”‚Β Β  β”œβ”€β”€ your-first-pluginβ”‚Β Β  β”œβ”€β”€ another-pluginβ”‚Β Β  β”œβ”€β”€ ...β”œβ”€β”€ templateβ”‚Β Β  β”œβ”€β”€ your-template-filesβ”‚Β Β  β”œβ”€β”€ ...

sample prompt.js

{    prompts: [],    ignores: [],}

There are many built-in prompt types and options you can use. In prompt.js you can also define conditional ignore patterns for superplate to use. To learn more about prompt.js please check out References#prompt.js

Superplate offers plugins many ways to interact with each other. To learn how to create a plugin and the ways to interact with others, please read Creating a Plugin

Using a Custom Source#

You can use sources from a remote git repository by providing a url or you can use a local repository with providing an absolute or relative path.


You can either use --source <source-path> or -S <source-path> options to pass your source to superplate

Remote Sources#

npx superplate-cli --source my-project

Local Sources#

npx superplate-cli --source ~/my-local-source my-project