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I’ve always been into building performant and accessible sites, but lately I’ve been taking it extremely seriously. So much so that I’ve been building a tool to help me optimize and monitor the sites that I build to make sure that I’m making an attempt to offer the best experience to those who visit them. If you’re into performant, accessible and SEO friendly sites, you might like it too! You can check it out at Optimize Toolset.


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GitHub Action for automated npm publishing.





GitHub Action for automated npm publishing.

This Action publishes a package to npm. It is meant to be used on every successful merge to master but you'll need to configure that workflow yourself. You can look to the .github/workflows/push.yml file in this project as an example.


  • Check for the latest version number published to npm.
  • Lookup all commits between the git commit that triggered the action and the latest publish.
    • If the package hasn't been published or the prior publish does not include a git hash, we'll only pull the commit data that triggered the action.
  • Based on the commit messages, increment the version from the lastest release.
    • If the string "BREAKING CHANGE" is found anywhere in any of the commit messages or descriptions the major version will be incremented.
    • If a commit message begins with the string "feat" then the minor version will be increased. This works for most common commit metadata for feature additions: "feat: new API" and "feature: new API".
    • All other changes will increment the patch version.
  • Publish to npm using the configured token.
  • Push a tag for the new version to GitHub.