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Getting Started with Nuxt 3

Hey there! If you're curious about building web apps that shine, you're in the right spot. Nuxt 3 is here to transform your ideas into reality, no matter your experience level. It's the newest family member of the Vue.js universe, crafted to streamline your development process from start to finish. So, whether you're just starting your coding adventure or you're a seasoned pro eager to explore what Nuxt 3 has in store, this guide is your companion. Together, we'll have a look at the features that make Nuxt 3 a game-changer.

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Nuxt is a free and open-source framework with an intuitive and extendable way to create type-safe, performant and production-grade full-stack web applications and websites with Vue.js.

It provides a number of features that make it easy to build fast, SEO-friendly, and scalable web applications, including:

  • Server-side rendering, Static Site Generation or Hybrid Rendering
  • Automatic routing with code-splitting
  • State management
  • SEO Optimization
  • Auto imports
  • Extensible with 180+ modules
  • Deployment to a variety of hosting platforms
  • ...and much more πŸš€

Getting Started

Use the following command to create a new starter project. This will create a starter project with all the necessary files and dependencies:

npx nuxi@latest init <my-project>
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Discover also Open a Nuxt starter on CodeSandbox, StackBlitz or locally to get up and running in a few seconds.

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What is Nuxt 3?

Nuxt 3 is a progressive Vue.js framework used for building modern web applications. It provides an out-of-the-box setup for server-side rendering, static site generation, and single-page applications, making it incredibly versatile for developers. With Nuxt 3, you can enjoy the benefits of Vue.js, such as its reactive components, and enhance your development experience with Nuxt's powerful features and plugins.

Setting Up Your First Nuxt 3 Project

Getting started with Nuxt 3 is straightforward. Follow these steps, and you'll have your first Nuxt 3 project up and running in no time.


Before we begin, ensure you have Node.js (version 14 or later) installed on your computer. You can check your current Node.js version by running node -v in your terminal. If you need to install or update Node.js, visit Node.js official website for download instructions.

Step 1: Create a Nuxt 3 Project

Open your terminal and run the following command to create a new Nuxt 3 project:

npx nuxi init nuxt3-app

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This command creates a new directory named nuxt3-app with the initial Nuxt 3 project structure. Feel free to replace nuxt3-app with your preferred project name.

Step 2: Navigate to Your Project Directory

Change into your newly created project directory with:

cd nuxt3-app
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Step 3: Install Dependencies

Now, install the project dependencies by running:

npm install
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This command reads the package.json file in your project directory and installs the necessary packages.

Step 4: Run Your Nuxt 3 Project

With the dependencies installed, you're ready to launch your Nuxt 3 application. Start the development server with:

npm run dev

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This command starts a local server. Once it's running, open your web browser and navigate to http://localhost:3000 to see your Nuxt 3 application in action.

Congratulations πŸŽ‰!
You've successfully set up and run your first Nuxt 3 project.

Exploring Nuxt 3 Features

Nuxt 3 comes packed with features that make web development seamless and efficient. Here are a few key features to explore:

File-based Routing:
Nuxt 3 automatically generates routes for your application based on the Vue files in the pages directory.

Fast Hot Module Replacement (HMR):
Enjoy instant feedback on your changes during development without full page reloads.

Composition API:
Utilize Vue 3's Composition API in your Nuxt 3 projects for better code organization and reuse.

Server-Side Rendering (SSR) and Static Site Generation (SSG):
Easily create pre-rendered pages or static websites for improved performance and SEO.

Next Steps

Now that you have your Nuxt 3 project running, the possibilities are endless. Here are some suggestions for what to do next:

Explore the Documentation:
Visit the official Nuxt 3 documentation to deepen your understanding of its features and capabilities.

Experiment with Components:
Start creating Vue components in the components directory and use them in your pages.

Learn About Nuxt Modules:
Nuxt modules extend your project's functionality. Check out modules like @nuxtjs/axios for making HTTP requests or @nuxtjs/auth-next for authentication.

Wrapping Up

Nuxt 3 simplifies Vue.js development by providing a robust framework packed with features to enhance your productivity and the performance of your applications. By following this guide, you've taken your first steps into the world of Nuxt 3. Continue experimenting, building, and learning as you unlock the full potential of this powerful framework.

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