How to install GoLang IDEA Plugin for IntelliJ 14.1.x

So, I decided get started with Golang, and the first thing I really needed was an IDE to work with. Luckily, thanks to the awesome efforts of Mihai Toader, Sergey, Alex and many others from the GO community, there already is a neat open-source plugin for Golang on the IntelliJ platform.

It actually simple to install, but not exactly straightforward because you need to select a couple of things. For those who are new (like me), here’s how to install the plugin on 14.1.x. You can also checkout the source of the plugin at Github – go-lang-idea-plugin

Note: To get started you should have already installed Golang. If you are on Ubuntu, you can have a look at this short tutorial to install Golang on Ubuntu. Otherwise just head-on to install the plugin.

Download the latest version of the IntelliJ 14.1.x

It works for both the commercial or community version of the IDE. Download IntelliJ IDEA 14.1

Install the Golang-IDEA-plugin for IntelliJ 14.1.x

A. When you open IntelliJ, you should see a startup screen like this. On the bottom right, there is a small list of configuration options. Select to configure the plugins.

01-open-plugins

B. Next, select to show the list of custom plugins.

02-select-custom-plugins

C. Choose browse repositories at the bottom of the window that pops up.

03-browse-custom-repo

D. Choose manage repositories on this new window.

04-manage-custom-repo

E. To add the repository, click on the green “+” icon.

05-add-custom-repo

F. Specify the plugin URL, and click OK. You can also use https://plugins.jetbrains.com/plugins/alpha/5047.

06-add-golang-idea-plugin

G. You will be brought back to the repository list. Select the plugin repository from the listbox at the top-middle part of the screen. You should then see the GO plugin available to you. Select to install the plugin from here.

07-install-golang-plugin

H. Once you are done, you just need to restart IntelliJ.

08-restart-intellij

That’s all folks! Happy coding!!

  6 comments for “How to install GoLang IDEA Plugin for IntelliJ 14.1.x

  1. Josh
    October 28, 2015 at 3:00 am

    Nice writing~

  2. Shay
    February 2, 2016 at 8:12 pm

    clean and simple writing. Thanks

  3. Snickers
    May 29, 2016 at 11:15 pm

    Thanks Peanuts

  4. Sina
    January 12, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    Merci.

  5. Nikish
    February 4, 2017 at 1:16 pm

    Useful and pretty much step by step

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