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    This is a webpack plugin that provides a way to do simple HTML includes in your html files. The intended purpose is to add common snippets like headers, footers, sidebars, etc. into the html pages. It was originally designed for situations where a multi page website is being generated with webpack.

    PLEASE NOTE: This plugin works in conjunjunction with html-webpack-plugin

    How to use

    First of all, you need both html-webpack-plugin and html-replace-webpack-plugin.

    npm install html-webpack-plugin html-webpack-simple-include-plugin

    Include Patterns

    This plugin is designed to simply replace a search pattern with replacement text. I use fake html tags as the search pattern just in case something goes wrong. That way if the search text is not replaced the search text does not get displayed in the HTML file. For example ''

    The plugin is passed an array of objects with tag and content properties. The HTML files get serached for the tag value and if found, get replaced with the content value.

    Configure your webpack.config.js file:

    NOTE THAT html-replace-webpack-plugin IS PLACED AFTER html-webpack-plugin in Webpack config.

    const webpack = require('webpack')
    const HtmlWebpackSimpleIncludePlugin = require('html-webpack-simple-include');
    const fs = require('fs');
    module.exports = {
      // Webpack plugins. NOTE that HtmlWebpackSimpleIncludePlugin comes after HtmlWebpackPlugin
      plugin: [
        new HtmlWebpackPlugin({
          /* configurations */
        // Replace html contents with string or regex patterns
        new HtmlWebpackSimpleIncludePlugin([
            // this example shows replacing with literal text
            tag: '<include-header />',
            content: '<h1>This is my header</h1>'
            // this example shows replacing with file contents
            tag: '<include-footer />',
            content: fs.readFileSync(path.resolve(__dirname, "src/footer.html"))

    In your source HTML file(s):

    <!DOCTYPE html>
    <html lang="en">
          <meta charset="UTF-8">
          <title>My Web Page</title>
          <include-header />
          <p>Main COntent</p>
          <include-footer />


    Mike Foitzik


    This project is licensed under the MIT License - see the LICENSE file for details


    npm i html-webpack-simple-include-plugin

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