Vue.js Project Setup: A Beginner’s Step-by-Step Guide
Creating a Vue.js project involves several steps. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you set up a Vue project using the Vue CLI (Command Line Interface), which is the recommended way to scaffold and manage Vue.js projects.
- Make sure you have Node.js installed. You can download it from Node.js official website.
- Ensure npm (Node Package Manager) is installed, as it comes with Node.js.
Step 1: Install Vue CLI
Open your terminal or command prompt and run the following command to install Vue CLI globally on your machine:
npm install -g @vue/cli
Step 2: Create a new Vue project
Once Vue CLI is installed, you can create a new Vue project using the ‘vue create’ command. Navigate to the directory where you want to create your project and run:
vue create your-project-name
Replace “your-project-name” with the desired name for your Vue project.
Step 3: Project setup
The above command will prompt you to choose a preset. You can either manually select features or choose the default preset. If you are just starting, the default preset is a good choice.
Step 4: Navigate to the project directory
After the project is created, navigate to your project directory:
Step 5: Run the development server
To see your Vue app in action during development, run the following command:
npm run serve
This will start a development server, and you can view your Vue app by opening your browser and navigating to ‘http://localhost:8080’ (or another port if 8080 is already in use).
Additional steps (optional):
- Explore the project structure and files in the created directory
- Customize your Vue app by modifying the files in the ‘src’ directory.
- Install additional Vue plugins or packages using npm.
You’ve successfully set up a new Vue.js project using the Vue CLI. You can now start building and developing your Vue application.