1. Create your project

    Start by creating a new Nuxt.js project if you don’t have one set up already. The most common approach is to use Create Nuxt App.

    npx create-nuxt-app my-projectcd my-project
  2. Install Tailwind CSS

    Install tailwindcss and its peer dependencies via npm, and then run the init command to generate a tailwind.config.js file.

    npm install -D tailwindcss postcss autoprefixernpx tailwindcss init
  3. Add Tailwind to your PostCSS configuration

    Add tailwindcss and autoprefixer to the build.postcss.plugins object in your nuxt.config.js file.

    export default {
      build: {
        postcss: {
          postcssOptions: {
            plugins: {
              tailwindcss: {},
              autoprefixer: {},
  4. Configure your template paths

    Add the paths to all of your template files in your tailwind.config.js file.

    /** @type {import('tailwindcss').Config} */
    module.exports = {
      content: [
      theme: {
        extend: {},
      plugins: [],
  5. Add the Tailwind directives to your CSS

    Create an ./assets/css/main.css file and add the @tailwind directives for each of Tailwind’s layers.

    @tailwind base;
    @tailwind components;
    @tailwind utilities;
  6. Import the CSS file

    Add the newly-created ./assets/css/main.css file to the css array in the nuxt.config.js file.

    export default {
      css: [
  7. Start your build process

    Run your build process with npm run dev.

    npm run dev
  8. Start using Tailwind in your project

    Start using Tailwind’s utility classes to style your content.

      <h1 class="text-3xl font-bold underline">
        Hello world!