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How to use Pug and SCSS with Vue

reiallenramos profile image Rei Allen Ramos ・1 min read

Why use pre-processors?

  1. increase coding speed (not typing speed)
  2. reduce source code size
  3. and my personal favorite: DRY

Install Pug

In the root folder of your Vue application:

npm install -D pug pug-plain-loader

Then, while still in the root folder, create a new file webpack.config.js with:

module.rules = {
  test: /\.pug$/,
  loader: 'pug-plain-loader'

Done! To make sure your Vue component compiles with it, add lang="pug" to the <template> tags, like so:

<!-- before -->
  <div class="awesome-class">
     <h1>Hello World!</h1>

<!-- after -->
<template lang="pug">
    h1 Hello World!

Pug homepage
Vue-loader Pug guide
Pug cheatsheet

Install SCSS

In the root folder of you Vue application:

npm install -D sass-loader node-sass

Then, edit webpack.config.js so that it looks like this:

module.exports = {
  module: {
    rules: [
        test: /\.pug$/,
        loader: 'pug-plain-loader',
        test: /\.scss$/,
        use: [

Done! Adjust your component files by adding lang="scss" to the <style> tags.

<!-- before -->
<style scoped>
/* old css */

<!-- after -->
<style lang="scss" scoped>
/* write scss here */

Note: If you'd rather use the indent-based cousin, Sass, head on over to the Vue-loader Sass guide for the necessary modifications.

Vue-loader Sass guide
Sass cheatsheet

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Rei Allen Ramos


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If you use Vue CLI, you don't even need to setup Webpack. It is automagically loaded, if you've got the right packages.

I think vue-cli-plugin-pug is deprecated, and it isn't need anymore.