JetBrains Marketplace Help

Hidden release

If you need to release a plugin or plugin update on JetBrains Marketplace without making it publicly available, you can hide it.

Hiding a plugin can be beneficial if you want to:

How to hide a plugin

To hide a plugin, you simply need to add the Hidden flag during the plugin’s initial upload process. This flag ensures that the plugin will not appear in the search results of JetBrains Marketplace, IDE plugin managers, and search engines.

Upload a hidden plugin

However, users can still access and download a hidden plugin with a direct link. The plugin can be found on your profile page, on the Organization page if the plugin has been added to your Organization, and on the pages of other plugins that use it as a dependency.

The lifecycle of a hidden plugin is the same as that of a publicly available one. Once uploaded, it is reviewed for approval by the JetBrains Marketplace team. As with publicly available plugins, you can choose a payment model for your hidden plugin, upload new updates, and manage other settings. Plugin approval or transition to a paid model won't unhide the plugin, so you can have a fully prepared plugin before its public release. You can also remove your plugin while it’s hidden.

How to unhide a plugin

To unhide your plugin, click the Publish Plugin link on the plugin’s page:

Hidden plugin

Then, click the Confirm link:

Confirm unhiding

Your plugin will now become available to the public, and users can easily find it in the IDE’s plugin manager and on Marketplace. It might take some time for third-party search engines to index the plugin page.

How to hide a plugin update

Since every plugin update is reviewed by our support team, plugin developers do not have control over their release schedule on JetBrains Marketplace. That’s why hiding the plugin update may help you release new plugin versions independent of approval from our team.

To hide an update, check the Make Hidden option on the upload form:

Hidden update

This will ensure that this plugin version won’t be released publicly after its approval.

Additionally, there is an option to hide an already existing plugin version. Simply navigate to the Versions tab on the plugin’s page, select the plugin version in question, and click on the Hide version icon:

Hide version

This won’t affect users who have already installed this version, but new users won't be able to download it unless you provide the direct link to this version.

How to unhide a plugin update

To unhide a plugin update, go to the Versions tab on the plugin page, locate the update in question, and click the Unhide version link:

Unhide version

This plugin version will then become available to the public, and users will see an update suggestion in the IDE.

Last modified: 04 April 2024