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How to install Emmet in Sublime Text 3

Hello friends, I am back with my solutions to unsolved issues. This time I will help you in installing Emmet in Sublime Text 3.

Emmet is the best plugin ever made to increase your speed in writing codes and increase your efficiency. It is a plugin for many popular text editors which greatly improves HTML & CSS workflow.

I was using Emmet in sublime text 2. But as Sublime Text 3 beta released, I updated by Sublime to the latest version and found that Emmet was not working in Sublime Text 3. So I started my search but unfortunately I was unable to find a working solution. There were many sites and tuts but they were not guiding properly. So finally I found the solution by myself. I know this is the same as Sublime Text 2’s way but it does not matter.

Lets get Started…


  • Sublime Text 3
  • And a good sense of following steps… :p


Installing Package control

  1. Open Sublime Text 3.
  2. Open console by pressing CTRL + ` or going to View > Show Console.
  3. Paste the following code and press Enter.
  4. import urllib.request,os; pf = 'Package Control.sublime-package'; ipp = sublime.installed_packages_path(); urllib.request.install_opener( urllib.request.build_opener( urllib.request.ProxyHandler()) ); open(os.path.join(ipp, pf), 'wb').write(urllib.request.urlopen( 'http://sublime.wbond.net/' + pf.replace(' ','%20')).read())
  5. Wait for a minute and restart your Sublime Text.

Installing Emmet (Main Part)

  1. After you have successfully installed Package Control, open Command Palette by pressing CTRL + SHIFT + P or going to Tools > Command Palette…
  2. Type install and click on Package Control: Install Package.
  3. After loading type Emmet in the search bar and click on Emmet.
  4. Wait for it to install (and yes this is also a step). Leave your system for 2-3 minutes as it will install some required repositories also like PyV8. Keep an eye on the Status bar (the light grey bar in the bottom of your editor which shows the Line and the Column number).
  5. After your status bar is clean and has nothing except the Line and Column number restart you Sublime.

and Look out..!!! Emmet is installed in your Sublime.

Enjoy and keep coding. And if there is any problem with the steps please comment below.

Note: This has been tested in Sublime Text 3 build 3062

About the Author

Ishaan Rawat is a Web Designer and Developer living in Jaipur. He loves to code and learn programming. He can be found solving public issues and problems on Experts-Exchange or Wordpress Forums. He is presently a Guru in Experts-Exchange having more than 150,000 points in HTML, CSS. You can find him on , , and .

Comments / Remarks
Lee on March 7, 2014 commented: Great post thank's
Sublime Text 3???????? – Morizotter Blog on March 20, 2014 commented: […] How to install Emmet in Sublime Text 3 – Ishaan Rawat […]
aaron john on April 26, 2014 commented: great tutorial, i use sublime text 3 for my works
Fernando on May 9, 2014 commented: Excelente, muchas gracias
Fernando Rojas on June 1, 2014 commented: Excelente!! Funciona
Marco on July 8, 2014 commented: Existe una forma manual de instalar? En mi lugar de trabajo tienen un proxy que no me permite instalar directamente los plugins
herbert on February 3, 2015 commented: Great Thanks!
How to install Emmet in Sublime Text 3 | Hello World on March 11, 2015 commented: […] source: http://www.ishaanrawat.com/install-emmet-sublime-text-3/ […]
Herman on April 30, 2015 commented: Error, why this ? I can't install package control to my sublime text 3, manual or online. please help me master.
aleksey on May 15, 2015 commented: thanks a lot greate tutorial
Tahmeed on June 5, 2015 commented: Great easy tutorial Really liked it
AndrewTz on September 14, 2015 commented: thank you buddy
David on February 21, 2016 commented: Top Class....wish the internet was filled with straight to the point, accurate instructions like this one. Very Nice. Thank you
lbgutierrez on July 7, 2016 commented: Funciona perfecto!! gracias.-
ronak on July 19, 2016 commented: Thank you ... i have successfully installed.. from your website
kevin on August 14, 2016 commented: thanks i have followd yourr querry painlessly and av installed sublime tex 3 and emmet to hack some codding.... i highly rcommend how you have ven organised your website and your blog designing thanks bro..
Ramachandra on March 20, 2017 commented: Tested on Build 3126 successfully, nice post. Thanks a lot!
Cas on May 13, 2017 commented: Thank you
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