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The modules property

Modules are Nuxt extensions which can extend its core functionality and add endless integrations. Learn More

  • Type: Array

Example (nuxt.config.js):

export default {
  modules: [
    // Using package name

    // Relative to your project srcDir

    // Providing options
    ['@nuxtjs/google-analytics', { ua: 'X1234567' }],

    // Inline definition
    function () {}

Module developers usually provide additionally needed steps and details for usage.

Nuxt tries to resolve each item in the modules array using node require path (in the node_modules) and then will be resolved from project srcDir if ~ alias is used. Modules are executed sequentially so the order is important.

Note: Any plugins injected by modules are added to the beginning of the plugins list. Your options are to:

  • Manually add your plugin to the end of the list of plugins (this.nuxt.options.plugins.push(...)
  • Reverse the order of the modules if it depends on another

Modules should export a function to enhance nuxt build/runtime and optionally return a promise until their job is finished. Note that they are required at runtime so should be already transpiled if depending on modern ES6 features.

Please see Modules Guide for more detailed information on how they work or if interested developing your own module. Also we have provided an official Modules Section listing dozens of production ready modules made by Nuxt Community.


This feature is available since Nuxt v2.9

Some modules are only required during development and build time. Using buildModules helps to make production startup faster and also significantly decreasing node_modules size for production deployments. Please refer to each module docs to see if it is recommended to use modules or buildModules.

The usage difference is:

  • Instead of adding to modules inside nuxt.config.js, use buildModules
  • Instead of adding to dependencies inside package.json, use devDependencies (yarn add --dev or npm install --save-dev)