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Tailwind CSS Schematics

npm version Schematics CI

Simple Angular schematic initializing Tailwind CSS in your project. Angular v11.2 includes native support for Tailwind CSS.

For all versions before Angular v11.2 a custom webpack config is added to your build process.



ng add ngx-tailwind

# or

ng add ngx-tailwind --project <MY_PROJECT>

Example output

The package ngx-tailwind@dev will be installed and executed.
Would you like to proceed? Yes
βœ” Package successfully installed.
? Which stylesheet format are you using? SCSS [ ]
? Which @tailwindcss plugins do you want to install? typography
CREATE tailwind.config.js (236 bytes)
UPDATE package.json (1095 bytes)
UPDATE src/styles.scss (177 bytes)
βœ” Packages installed successfully.

Upgrade Guide

Tailwind CSS v2 to v3

To upgrade your project from Tailwind CSS v2 to v3.

npm install -D tailwindcss@latest postcss@latest autoprefixer@latest

Update your tailwind.config.js to the new JIT Engine.

module.exports = {
- // mode: 'jit',
- purge: ['./src/**/*.{html,ts}'],
+ content: ['./src/**/*.{html,ts}'],
- darkMode: false, // or 'media' or 'class'
  theme: {
    extend: {},
- variants: {
-   extend: {},
- },
  plugins: [],

Remove production build script from package.json, which was used for purging unused styles. Since JIT Engine generates only used styles this script is not necessary anymore.

  "name": "angular-workspace",
  "version": "0.0.0",
  "scripts": {
    "ng": "ng",
    "start": "ng serve",
    "build": "ng build",
    "watch": "ng build --watch --configuration development",
-   "build:prod": "cross-env NODE_ENV=production ng build --configuration production"
  "private": true,
  "dependencies": {
    "@angular/animations": "~13.0.3",
    "@angular/common": "~13.0.3",
    "@angular/compiler": "~13.0.3",
    "@angular/core": "~13.0.3",
    "@angular/forms": "~13.0.3",
    "@angular/platform-browser": "~13.0.3",
    "@angular/platform-browser-dynamic": "~13.0.3",
    "@angular/router": "~13.0.3",
    "rxjs": "~7.4.0",
    "tslib": "^2.3.1",
    "zone.js": "~0.11.4"
  "devDependencies": {
    "@angular-devkit/build-angular": "~13.0.4",
    "@angular/cli": "~13.0.4",
    "@angular/compiler-cli": "~13.0.3",
    "@types/node": "^12.11.1",
    "autoprefixer": "^10.4.1",
-   "cross-env": "^7.0.3",
    "postcss": "^8.4.5",
    "tailwindcss": "^3.0.8",
    "typescript": "~4.4.4"

Migrate from Tailwind CSS

To upgrade you project from Tailwind CSS v1.x to v2.0 run the following install command

npm i -D tailwindcss@latest autoprefixer@latest postcss@latest postcss-import@latest postcss-loader@latest

# using scss
npm i -D postcss-scss@latest

Read the full Upgrade Guide to update your custom tailwind.config.js (e.g. your color palette) and replace removed classes from your template (e.g. shadow-outline and shadow-xs).

Additional options

You can pass additional flags to customize the schematic. For example, if you want to install a different version for Tailwind use --tailwindVersion flag:

ng add ngx-tailwind --tailwindVersion 3.0.8

All available flags:

| Flag | Description | Type | Default | | ---------------------- | -------------------------------------------------------------- | --------------- | ----------------------------------------------------- | --- | | autoprefixerVersion | The autoprefixer version to be installed. | string | ^10.4.1 | | cssFormat | The file extension or preprocessor to use for style files. | css | scss | css | β€š | | project | The project to initialize with Tailwind CSS. | string | First Angular project | | postcssVersion | The postcss version to be installed. | string | ^8.4.5 | | | tailwindVersion | The Tailwind version to be installed. | string | ^3.0.8 | | disableCrossPlatform | Set the build:prod script to be only UNIX compatible. | boolean | false | | crossEnvVersion | The cross-env version to be installed. | string | ^7.0.3 | | tailwindPlugins | @tailwindcss plugins installed and added to tailwind.config.js | string[] | [aspect-ratio, forms, line-clamp, typography] |

Advanced usage

ng add ngx-tailwind --cssFormat scss --tailwindVersion 3.0.8 --postcssVersion 8.4.5

Want to integrate Tailwind CSS with Angular 11.1 or lower? No problem:

ng add ngx-tailwind@2.3.0

By default, cross-env is added to the build:prod script to be able to set NODE_ENV=prod cross-platform. If you want to override the default behavior, you can set the flag --disableCrossPlatform:

ng add ngx-tailwind --disableCrossPlatform


Install @angular-devkit/schematics-cli to be able to use schematics command

npm i -g @angular-devkit/schematics-cli

Now build the schematics and run the schematic.

npm run build
# or
npm run build:watch

# dry-run in angular-workspace
npm run start:dev

# execute schematics in angular-workspace
npm run start