Plugin CLI


You can extend the Metaverse lightwallet functionality by creating your own plugins. Also you can use other third party plugins or share your own with others. To make the creation and development of plugins even easier we created a CLI tool that can help you to get started.


First you need to install node.js. Then you can install the CLI tool using the following command:

sudo npm i -g mvs-plugin-cli

Then you can use the mvs-plugin-api command globally.

Get started

To create a new project you can use the init command.

mvs-plugin-cli init hello-world

This command will create a new folder hello-world and guide you through some questions to generate a config file. Your project should now have the following structure:

- config.json
- index.html

Now go to your project folder using cd hello-world .



The easiest way to run your new project is by using the built-in server:

mvs-plugin-cli serve --port 8080

You should see a message that your server has been started and you can access the server at

If you access it just from your browser it will indicate you that it has not been opened within the Metaverse Lightwallet.


You can also make use of this detection and make the same URL accessible for regular users using their browser. For example you could have a read-only version of your plugin.

Start within Lightwallet

Open your wallet in testnet mode and go to Settings. You should have the option to add an external plugin. Next enter the path to the config.json file. By default it should be located at

Next you should see the information page for your plugin and the permissions it requests. After you accept the plugin you should have a new item in your menu.

If you open the plugin you should see the same website as you visited previously directly in your browser but now it should indicate that it is connected to a wallet.


Your Code

Now it’s time for you to add your own code. Just replace the index.html with your own code. You can also have multiple html files or separate your styling and JavaScript files.

To learn about the interaction with the wallet you can see the documentation of the Lightwallet Plugin API.

As the plugin feature is still experimental expect the API to get improved quickly and don’t hesitate to request features you need.