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Global CSS Must Be in Your Custom `<App>`

Why This Error Occurred

An attempt to import Global CSS from a file outside of pages/_app.js was made.

Global CSS cannot be used in files other than your custom _app.js file due to ordering problems and side-effects.

Possible Ways to Fix It

There are two possible ways to fix this error:

  • Move all global CSS imports to your pages/_app.js file.
  • If you do not wish your stylesheet to be global, update it to use CSS Modules. This will allow you to import the stylesheet and scope the styles to a specific component.


Consider the stylesheet named styles.css

body {
  font-family: 'SF Pro Text', 'SF Pro Icons', 'Helvetica Neue', 'Helvetica',
    'Arial', sans-serif;
  padding: 20px 20px 60px;
  max-width: 680px;
  margin: 0 auto;

Global CSS:

Create a pages/_app.js file if not already present. Then import the styles.css file:

import '../styles.css'
export default function MyApp({ Component, pageProps }) {
  return <Component {...pageProps} />

CSS Modules:

Rename the styles.css file to styles.module.css. Then import the file in the component or page where you want to use the styles.

import styles from '../../styles.module.css'
export default function Home() {
  return <div className={styles.container}>Hello World</div>