The HtmlWebpackPlugin simplifies creation of HTML files to serve your webpack bundles. This is especially useful for webpack bundles that include a hash in the filename which changes every compilation. You can either let the plugin generate an HTML file for you, supply your own template using lodash templates, or use your own loader.


npm install --save-dev html-webpack-plugin

Basic Usage

The plugin will generate an HTML5 file for you that includes all your webpack bundles in the body using script tags. Add the plugin to your webpack configuration as follows:

const HtmlWebpackPlugin = require('html-webpack-plugin');
const path = require('path');

module.exports = {
  entry: 'index.js',
  output: {
    path: path.resolve(__dirname, './dist'),
    filename: 'index_bundle.js',
  plugins: [new HtmlWebpackPlugin()],

This will generate a file dist/index.html containing the following:

<!DOCTYPE html>
    <meta charset="UTF-8" />
    <title>webpack App</title>
    <script src="index_bundle.js"></script>

If you have multiple webpack entry points, they will all be included with <script> tags in the generated HTML.

If you have any CSS assets in webpack's output (for example, CSS extracted with the MiniCssExtractPlugin) then these will be included with <link> tags in the <head> element of generated HTML.


For all configuration options, please see the plugin documentation.

Third party addons

The plugin supports addons. For a list see the documentation.

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