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When you develop browser extensions for Firefox one of your best assets is the community of browser extension developers. This community is ready to share their skills and expertise, and make your browser extension development an engaging experience.

We are committed to providing a friendly, safe, and welcoming environment for all. Our participation guidelines set the standards for behavior in this community and all official Mozilla forums.

Whether you are a regular contributor or a newcomer, we welcome you. If you feel you have been or are being harassed or made uncomfortable by a community member, please contact Caitlin Neiman, Add-ons Community Manager, or the Mozilla Diversity & Inclusion team, immediately.

Connect With Us

News

Find news about the browser extension technology in Firefox on the Mozilla Add-ons Blog. You can also get browser extension news and information delivered to your inbox each quarter, sign up from the Browser Extensions page.

You can also subscribe to our mailing list dedicated to the development of the add-on ecosystem including the site addons.mozilla.org (AMO), WebExtensions APIs, and public meetings.

The Mozilla Tech blog is another place where you can find news and views about browser extension development.

IRC channels

Several friendly, high-traffic IRC channels on Mozilla’s IRC network, irc.mozilla.org support browser extensions.

The #webextensions channel is the place for general discussion about browser extensions. Here you’ll find people willing to answer questions about browser extensions and, usually, you’ll get a fast response.

Other browser extension related channels include:

  • #addons where end-users can get support for add-ons, extensions, and themes.
  • #addon-reviewers that offers support for add-on reviews.
  • #amo where the development of addons.mozilla.org is discussed.
  • #themedev for discussions about theme development.

There are also channels dedicated to various countries, regions, and languages where you may find people who can help with your browser extension questions. There is a list of these channels on the IRC page.

Discussion forums

The Mozilla add-on forum, for discussion of all things browser extensions related. The forum is broken down into categories dedicated to different aspects of browser extensions, including:

  • Development—For technical discussions about browser extension development.
  • Add-on Support—For end-user browser extension support.
  • Addons.mozilla.org—For discussions about AMO add-on reviews and bugs.
  • Themes—For discussions about browser themes.
  • Contribute—For your contributions of code, organized events, translated things, evangelizing, and more.
  • Announcements—Important announcements for the browser extension community.

Social Media

YouTube channel

Follow the Firefox Add-ons channel for videos about developing and promoting your browser extensions and themes. Also, check out the Leveling Up Firefox with Extensions playlist on the Firefox YouTube channel hosts videos related to browser extensions, mainly with an end-user focus.

User groups and meetups

Find out whether there is a browser extensions or Mozilla related group or meet up near you from these resources:

  • Mozilla Reps program, where you can find events arranged by volunteer Mozillians from around the world. And, if there are no events local to you, the program can help you get things started.
  • Campus Clubs, for events arranged by students with a passion for keeping the web open, at universities and colleges worldwide.

If you would like to host a training session on browser extension development, check out Build Your Own Extension for Firefox.

Public Meetings

Contact the Add-ons Community Team

Become a Contributor

There are many ways to get involved with the community and contribute to the add-ons ecosystem.

Check our Contribute wiki for more information.