How to View the Source Code of a Google Chrome Extension

View Source Code Google Chrome Extension

While writing my previous article about How to Create a Google Chrome Extension, I wanted to make my example easy, so people could learn from it. A Google Chrome extension that isn’t complex, but it has a little bit of everything. So I picked the Extension That’s Pretty Good1

If you’ve ever downloaded a .CRX file locally on your browser and then attempted to open it via a text-editor like Atom by Github, you would notice that you can only see gibberish.

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How to Create a Google Chrome Extension

Create Google Chrome Extension

After I learned how to create site specific WordPress plugin, I created many plugins for my site with functions ranging from changing the logo to a custom SVG logo, adding a randomized tagline, to hosting Google fonts locally and much more.

Now, I thought it was the right time to learn how to create something else for a platform that I use daily and that platform is my browser, Google Chrome.

Today, I will teach you how to create Google Chrome extension.

I’m sure everyone reading this article with Google Chrome has at least one extension installed. It’s no secret that extensions are useful to users who want to block ads, enhance Reddit browsing experience, manage Google Chrome extensions in quickly, analyze a website’s security header or check what fonts sites are using.

With a library that contains 50,870 extensions, there’s something for everyone. And today, it’s your turn to learn the basics of creating a Google Chrome extension.

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