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Adding Vue 2 to Laravel 8

Submitted by admin on Fri, 03/05/2021 - 18:24
npm install --save-dev vue@2
npm run dev

This will install additional dependencies for you

 npm install vue-template-compiler vue-loader@^15.9.5 --save-dev --legacy-peer-deps

It will tell you to run it again

npm run dev

If you have been following the bootstrap tutorial your package.json will look like this now

    "private": true,
    "scripts": {
        "dev": "npm run development",
        "development": "mix",
        "watch": "mix watch",
        "watch-poll": "mix watch -- --watch-options-poll=1000",
        "hot": "mix watch --hot",
        "prod": "npm run production",
        "production": "mix --production"
    "devDependencies": {
        "axios": "^0.21",
        "bootstrap": "^4.6.0",
        "jquery": "^1.9.1",
        "laravel-mix": "^6.0.6",
        "lodash": "^4.17.19",
        "popper.js": "^1.16.1",
        "postcss": "^8.1.14",
        "resolve-url-loader": "^3.1.2",
        "sass": "^1.32.5",
        "sass-loader": "^10.1.1",
        "vue": "^2.6.12",
        "vue-loader": "^15.9.6",
        "vue-template-compiler": "^2.6.12"

Add Vue to your app.js



 * First we will load all of this project's JavaScript dependencies which
 * includes Vue and other libraries. It is a great starting point when
 * building robust, powerful web applications using Vue and Laravel.


window.Vue = require('vue').default;

 * The following block of code may be used to automatically register your
 * Vue components. It will recursively scan this directory for the Vue
 * components and automatically register them with their "basename".
 * Eg. ./components/ExampleComponent.vue -> <example-component></example-component>

// const files = require.context('./', true, /\.vue$/i)
// files.keys().map(key => Vue.component(key.split('/').pop().split('.')[0], files(key).default))

Vue.component('example-component', require('./components/ExampleComponent.vue').default);

 * Next, we will create a fresh Vue application instance and attach it to
 * the page. Then, you may begin adding components to this application
 * or customize the JavaScript scaffolding to fit your unique needs.

const app = new Vue({
    el: '#app',


Add a directory to hold your VUE Single File Components under in your js directory


Create an file for your Single File Component, ExampleComponent.vue

    <div class="container">
        <div class="row justify-content-center">
            <div class="col-md-8">
                <div class="card">
                    <div class="card-header">Example Component</div>

                    <div class="card-body">
                        I'm an example component.

    export default {
        mounted() {
            console.log('Component mounted.')
npm run dev

Add the Vue component to your HTML

<!doctype html>
<html lang="en">

    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1, shrink-to-fit=no">
    <meta name="description" content="">
    <meta name="author" content="">
    <title>Add Bootstrap 4 to Laravel 8</title>
    <link href="{{ mix('css/app.css') }}" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />

    <nav class="navbar navbar-expand-md navbar-dark bg-dark fixed-top">
        <a class="navbar-brand" href="#">Navbar</a>
        <button class="navbar-toggler" type="button" data-toggle="collapse" data-target="#navbarsExampleDefault" aria-controls="navbarsExampleDefault" aria-expanded="false" aria-label="Toggle navigation">
          <span class="navbar-toggler-icon"></span>
        <div class="collapse navbar-collapse" id="navbarsExampleDefault">
          <ul class="navbar-nav mr-auto">
            <li class="nav-item active">
              <a class="nav-link" href="#">Home <span class="sr-only">(current)</span></a>
            <li class="nav-item">
              <a class="nav-link" href="#">Link</a>
            <li class="nav-item">
              <a class="nav-link disabled" href="#" tabindex="-1" aria-disabled="true">Disabled</a>
            <li class="nav-item dropdown">
              <a class="nav-link dropdown-toggle" href="#" id="dropdown01" data-toggle="dropdown" aria-haspopup="true" aria-expanded="false">Dropdown</a>
              <div class="dropdown-menu" aria-labelledby="dropdown01">
                <a class="dropdown-item" href="#">Action</a>
                <a class="dropdown-item" href="#">Another action</a>
                <a class="dropdown-item" href="#">Something else here</a>
          <form class="form-inline my-2 my-lg-0">
            <input class="form-control mr-sm-2" type="text" placeholder="Search" aria-label="Search">
            <button class="btn btn-secondary my-2 my-sm-0" type="submit">Search</button>
    <main role="main" class="container">

        <div class="starter-template">
            <h1>Bootstrap starter template</h1>
            <p class="lead">Use this document as a way to quickly start any new project.<br> All you get is this text
                and a mostly barebones HTML document.</p>
              <div id="app">
    </main><!-- /.container -->

    <script src="{{ mix('js/app.js') }}" type="text/javascript"></script>