How to release a Gatsby Plugin (or anything really) to npm  📦 ⬆️

I was sure releasing packages on npm was a super complex process! I made it into this thing only developers better than I was worthy of doing.

It turns out it's super straightforward; any folder of code with a valid package.json may become an npm package.

  1. Create a free account on npmjs.com
  2. In your terminal, move into the folder you want to release as a package
  3. Create the package.json with npm init
  4. Type npm publish and follow the promps

That's it; it will now be available for anyone anywhere to use 🤯

If the folder of code you decide to publish is worthy of becoming a package, though, that is another discussion altogether 🤪

 
All the best,
Queen Raae

 
PS: You probably want to automate this process, and we will look at that in tonight's unauthorized and rum-fueled treasure hunt in the sharky waters around the Gatsby islands.

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