How to minify css with webpack when using tailwind?

by haylee.mertz , in category: HTML & CSS , 2 months ago

How to minify css with webpack when using tailwind?

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by giovanny.lueilwitz , 2 months ago

@haylee.mertz 

To minify CSS with webpack when using Tailwind, you can take the following steps:

  1. Install postcss and cssnano by running the following command:
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npm install postcss cssnano --save-dev


  1. Create a postcss configuration file named postcss.config.js and add the following code:
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module.exports = {
  plugins: [
    require('tailwindcss'),
    require('autoprefixer'),
    require('cssnano')({
      preset: 'default',
    }),
  ]
}


  1. Add the postcss-loader to your webpack configuration. Below is an example of how to add it to the module rules in your webpack.config.js file:
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module: {
  rules: [
    {
      test: /.css$/i,
      use: [
        'style-loader',
        'css-loader',
        'postcss-loader',
      ],
    },
  ],
}


  1. Make sure to import your CSS files in your JavaScript files so that they get processed by webpack. For example:
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import './styles.css';


  1. Run webpack to build your project with the minified CSS. You can do this by running the following command:
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npx webpack


After following these steps, your CSS files should now be minified by webpack when using Tailwind.