Nearly one month after Netlify announced the general availability of Build Plugins, we’ve seen a huge spike in activity from the community and partners installing plugins and building their own to share with the community.
Netlify Build Plugins let you customize your build process and automate build tasks—such as caching files, checking for broken links, triggering testing, and much more— with one-click from the UI. For a comprehensive overview of Build Plugins, check out Tara Manicsic’s blog post, including tutorials and highlighted third-party plugins like Cypress, Speedcurve and Sentry.
To give you a taste of what’s possible with Build Plugins, we’ve compiled the Top 10 most installed plugins to date. You can also check out the full catalog available in the UI, and even create your own Build Plugin to share with your team or the community.
Top 10 Netlify Build Plugins
1. Gatsby Cache
Persist the Gatsby cache between Netlify builds for huge build speed improvements!
Automatically generate a sitemap for your site on PostBuild in Netlify.
3. Image Optim
Optimize images as part of your Netlify build process. Optimizes PNG, JPEG, GIF and SVG file formats.
4. Next.js Cache
Cache the .next build folder between builds.
5. Sitemap Submit
Automatically submit your sitemap to Google and Bing after every production build!
Build a more accessible web! Run your critical pages through pa11y and fail build if accessibility failures are found.
7. Minify HTML
Add HTML minification as a post-processing optimization in Netlify.
Automatically run a Lighthouse audit on your site after every build.
9. Hugo cache resources
Persist Hugo resources folder between Netlify builds for huge build speed improvements.
10. AMP server side render
A Netlify plugin to server-side render your AMP pages.
We’re just scratching the surface of what Build Plugins can do, and there are dozens more plugins available in the catalog. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, you can easily build your own plugins to share with the team or the community.