Installation Figma

ReleaseSept 15, 2023
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IMPORTANT: We are currently in the process of submitting our plugin to the Figma eco-system.  Once approved, you can auto-install the latest version.

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Auto Install: Search Figma Plugins

To auto-install the plugin with Figma, you can search for “Export Kit” in the community section of Figma – then click the plugins category. From there you can install the plugin normally.

TIP: Read the Figma Design Rules to start exporting quickly. 

Manual: Download the Plugin and Source Files

You can manually download and install the current version of the Figma plugin, to quickly access the .zip file place LightningStorm_Figma_230915.zip on your desktop and extract the files.

IMPORTANT: You must have the Figma Desktop App to install Lightning Storm manually.

Step 1: Create the Beta Plugin (Figma Desktop Only)

Open Figma then navigate to the Plugins area (beside User Settings) and click Create new plugin.

Step 2: Link the Manifest.json File

A dialog box will open and you will see an option to Link existing plugin. Click the box below to select a manifest.json file.

Navigate to your desktop and the location you extracted the plugin, select LightningStorm_Figma_230915/manifest.json.

Step 3: Enable The Plugin

Once installed you will have to enable the plugin from the menu.

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02. Using The Plugin

03. Layer Support

04. Basic Exports

05. Layer Tags

06. Optimization Tips

07. Complete Exports

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