To use NextUI in your Vite project, you need to follow the following steps:


In your Vite React project, run one of the following command to install NextUI:

npm i @nextui-org/react framer-motion

Tailwind CSS Setup

NextUI is built on top of Tailwind CSS, so you need to install Tailwind CSS first. You can follow the official installation guide to install Tailwind CSS. Then you need to add the following code to your tailwind.config.js file:

// tailwind.config.js
const { nextui } = require("@nextui-org/react");
/** @type {import('tailwindcss').Config} */
module.exports = {
content: [
// ...
theme: {
extend: {},
darkMode: "class",
plugins: [nextui()]

Provider Setup

After installing NextUI, you need to set up the NextUIProvider at the root of your application.

Go to the src directory and inside main.jsx or main.tsx, wrap NextUIProvider around App:

// main.tsx or main.jsx
import React from 'react'
import ReactDOM from 'react-dom/client'
import {NextUIProvider} from '@nextui-org/react'
import App from './App'
import './index.css'
<App />

Setup pnpm (optional)

If you are using pnpm, you need to add the following code to your .npmrc file:


After modifying the .npmrc file, you need to run pnpm install again to ensure that the dependencies are installed correctly.

Version 2 is only compatible with React 18 or later. If you are using React 17 or earlier, please use version 1 of NextUI.