Learn how to create a NuxtJS blog.


Now that you have created a NuxtJS project

You will need to install dependencies to be able to create a scalable blog this course will cover only what you see on this website.

You don't need to understand everything at this point, as everything will be explained.


Through the website, we will use only SVGs, this way we will make a very lightweight website. Bear in mind, all websites you create regardless of the framework you are using at the time, need to have a great performance. NuxtJS gives a decent performance on mobile (not perfect) and a very good performance on desktop (almost 100%). According to lighthouse.

This dependency will help us to be able to call SVGs as a Vue component.

$ yarn i --save-dev @nuxtjs/svg

After you install it as a dev dependency, which means it won't be included on the client-side. Therefore, is only being used on the server.

After you install it you need to add it to buildModules which you can find on nuxt.config.js.

// nuxt.config.js
export default {
  buildModules: ["@nuxtjs/svg"],


The next dependency is the most important. tailwind will help us not only style our website but in combination with color/mode will help us to create a dark/light/system theme button.

Another advantage of Tailwind would be the shaking tree on the building. Meaning the classes we would not use will not be included. This is very important as it will keep the website lightweight.

$ yarn add --dev @nuxtjs/tailwindcss

Now you have tailwind installed, you need to include it in your buildModules. your nuxt.config.js will look like the following.

// nuxt.config.js
export default {
  buildModules: ["@nuxtjs/svg", "@nuxtjs/tailwindcss"],

Markdown content creator

The last dependency is going to be responsible for going through .md files and displaying content. In other words, will turn markdowns to HTML.

The most popular npm package for this is @nuxt/content. Many nuxt documentations were created using primarily this dependency.

The above dependency provides some really helpful features which include, JSON, XML, CSV, and many more. The documentation itself covers most of the concepts you would want to use. Overall, is the most complete .md content creator.

the most popular feature of @nuxt/content is the theme creator.

The last step to include the dependency in modules in nuxt.config.js

  modules: ["@nuxt/content"],


Now that you have installed all your dependancies, your package.json will look like this.

// package.json
  "name": "nuxthappy",
  "version": "1.0.0",
  "private": true,
  "scripts": {
    "dev": "nuxt",
    "build": "nuxt build",
    "start": "nuxt start",
    "generate": "nuxt generate"
  "dependencies": {
    "@nuxt/content": "^1.15.1",
    "core-js": "^3.15.1",
    "nuxt": "^2.15.7"
  "devDependencies": {
    "@nuxtjs/color-mode": "^2.1.1",
    "@nuxtjs/svg": "^0.3.0",
    "@nuxtjs/tailwindcss": "^4.2.0",
    "postcss": "^8.3.5"

buildModules and modules in nuxt.config.js will look like this.

// nuxt.config.js
 buildModules: [
  modules: ["@nuxt/content"],