Dynamically Loading Plugins

Flipper loads and runs plugins it finds in a configurable location. The paths searched are specified in ~/.flipper/config.json. These paths, pluginPaths, should contain one folder for each of the plugins it stores. An example config setting and plugin file structure is shown below:

~/.flipper/config.json:

{
...,
"pluginPaths": ["~/flipper-plugins"]
}

Plugin File example structure:

~ flipper-plugins/
my-plugin/
package.json
src/index.tsx
dist/bundle.js

Note: when using npx flipper-pkg init for scaffolding, as explained in the tutorial or on the next page, the path should be configured automatically for you in most cases.

Typically, the above setup is only needed if you are developing plugins. To consume plugins, it is recommended to use one of the existing distribution mechanisms instead.