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The information on this page is user-contributed. Its accuracy is not verified by the Maven team!

Links:  Guide to creating archetypesPlugin documentation

What Archetypes are available?

Maven's standard archetypes

  • quickstart: creates a default pom.xml, the src and a test folders (including a default
  • site: quickstart + some filters + a default site structure. Site includes a second language (french). Note that the site archetype can only be run to create a new project, it can not be run after a project was initialized with another archetype.
  • webapp: for creating web applications.
  • plugin: Creates the structure for a new plugin project:

How to use

To create a webapp file structure:
mvn archetype:create -DgroupId=mygroupid -DartifactId=artifactid -DarchetypeArtifactId=maven-archetype-webapp

User-contributed archetypes 

If you know of other archetypes that may be useful, please describe them below.

Tips and Surprises




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