How to setup a nuxt 3 project

Step 1: Install Node.js and NPM

Make sure you have Node.js and NPM (Node Package Manager) installed on your machine. You can download them from the official Node.js website ( and follow the installation instructions.

Step 2: Install the Vue CLI

Nuxt.js is built on top of Vue.js, so we’ll need to install the Vue CLI first. Open a terminal or command prompt and run the following command:

Nuxt.js is built on top of Vue.js, so we'll need to install the Vue CLI first. Open a terminal or command prompt and run the following command:

Step 3: Create a new Nuxt.js project

In your terminal, navigate to the directory where you want to create your project. Then, run the following command to create a new Nuxt.js project:

npx create-nuxt-app <project-name>

Replace <project-name> with the desired name for your project.

You will be prompted to choose the options for your project, such as the package manager (NPM or Yarn), the UI framework, the testing framework, and other features. You can either select the options you prefer or press Enter to use the default values.

Step 4: Navigate to the project directory

Once the project is created, navigate to the project directory using the following command:

cd <project-name>

Step 5: Start the development server

To start the development server and see your Nuxt.js project in action, run the following command:

npm run dev

This will start the server and provide you with a local development URL where you can preview your project.

Step 6: Customize your project

You can now open your preferred code editor and start customizing your Nuxt.js project. The project structure will include various directories such as pages, components, layouts, and assets, where you can add your Vue components, layouts, and static assets.

Step 7: Build and deploy your project

Once you’re ready to deploy your Nuxt.js project, you can build the production-ready version by running the following command:

npm run build

This will create an optimized and minified version of your project in the dist directory. You can then deploy the contents of this directory to a web server or a hosting platform of your choice.

That’s it! You’ve successfully created a Nuxt.js project. You can continue building upon it, adding more pages, components, and functionality as needed. Don’t forget to consult the official Nuxt.js documentation ( for more in-depth information and advanced features.

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