Sublime Text: Install Package (Plugin) – Package Control

Sublime Text is one of the most popular code editors with a lot of built-in features.

The functionality of Sublime Text can be extremely extended by hundreds of useful plugins.

The easiest way to install a package (plugin) for Sublime Text is to use Package Control – the package manager for Sublime Text.

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Install Package Control

To install the Package Control, open the console in Sublime Text using the shortcut ctrl + ` or the View -> Show Console menu and paste the code from the official guide.

If the console installation doesn’t work for some reason (for example this can be caused by proxy/firewall settings), you can install Package Control manually.

To install Package Control manually, open Preferences -> Browse Packages menu, navigate up to the parent directory and then open the Installed Packages directory.

Download Package Control.sublime-package, copy it into the Installed Packages directory and restart Sublime Text.

Note: Some browsers like IE, change the .sublime-package extension to .zip on download. After downloading the plugin, change the extension back from .zip to .sublime-package and put it into the Installed Packages directory.

Install Package (Plugin) for Sublime Text

Once the Package Control is installed, open the Command Palette using the shortcut ctrl + shift + p on Windows/Linux or cmd + shift + p on Mac.

To install a plugin from the Package Control repository, simply type Install Package in the Command Palette and search for the needed package.

With Package Control plugin you can also install packages from custom repositories, like GitHub or BitBucket.

To add a custom repository, type Add Repository in the Command Palette and paste the URL of the repository to add (without .git at the end).

And finally, to uninstall a plugin, type Remove Package and select a plugin for removal.