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    Tailwind CSS


    Tailwind CSS is a utility-first CSS framework that works exceptionally well with Next.js.

    Installing Tailwind

    Install the Tailwind CSS packages and run the init command to generate both the tailwind.config.js and postcss.config.js files:

    npm install -D tailwindcss postcss autoprefixer
    npx tailwindcss init -p

    Configuring Tailwind

    Inside tailwind.config.js, add paths to the files that will use Tailwind CSS class names:

    /** @type {import('tailwindcss').Config} */
    module.exports = {
      content: [
        './app/**/*.{js,ts,jsx,tsx,mdx}', // Note the addition of the `app` directory.
        // Or if using `src` directory:
      theme: {
        extend: {},
      plugins: [],

    You do not need to modify postcss.config.js.

    Importing Styles

    Add the Tailwind CSS directives that Tailwind will use to inject its generated styles to a Global Stylesheet in your application, for example:

    @tailwind base;
    @tailwind components;
    @tailwind utilities;

    Inside the root layout (app/layout.tsx), import the globals.css stylesheet to apply the styles to every route in your application.

    import type { Metadata } from 'next';
    // These styles apply to every route in the application
    import './globals.css';
    export const metadata: Metadata = {
      title: 'Create Next App',
      description: 'Generated by create next app',
    export default function RootLayout({
    }: {
      children: React.ReactNode;
    }) {
      return (
        <html lang="en">

    Using Classes

    After installing Tailwind CSS and adding the global styles, you can use Tailwind's utility classes in your application.

    export default function Page() {
      return <h1 className="text-3xl font-bold underline">Hello, Next.js!</h1>;

    Usage with Turbopack

    As of Next.js 13.1, Tailwind CSS and PostCSS are supported with Turbopack.

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