How to import jquery plugins with webpack?

by jasen_gottlieb , in category: Javascript , 16 days ago

How to import jquery plugins with webpack?

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by jerad , 15 days ago

@jasen_gottlieb 

To import jQuery plugins with Webpack, you need to follow these steps:

  1. Install the jQuery plugin you want to use via npm. For example, if you want to use the Slick carousel plugin, you can install it by running the following command in your terminal:
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npm install slick-carousel


  1. Import jQuery and the plugin in your JavaScript file where you want to use it. For example, if you are using the Slick carousel plugin, you can import jQuery and the Slick plugin like this:
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import $ from 'jquery';
import 'slick-carousel';


  1. Configure Webpack to load jQuery and the plugin. Make sure you have the appropriate loaders set up in your webpack.config.js file to handle jQuery and any other dependencies. For example, you can use the ProvidePlugin to automatically import jQuery whenever it is used in your code:
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const webpack = require('webpack');

module.exports = {
  // Other configurations
  plugins: [
    new webpack.ProvidePlugin({
      $: 'jquery',
      jQuery: 'jquery'
    })
  ],
  module: {
    rules: [
      {
        test: /.(js)$/,
        use: 'babel-loader'
      },
      {
        test: /.(css)$/,
        use: ['style-loader', 'css-loader']
      }
    ]
  }
};


  1. Use the plugin in your code as needed. For example, if you want to initialize the Slick carousel on a specific element, you can do so like this:
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$(document).ready(function() {
  $('.carousel').slick();
});


By following these steps, you should be able to successfully import jQuery plugins with Webpack and use them in your project.