Tailwind CSS

Use Tailwind CSS to create the CSS styles.

Options See on deno.land

extensions string[]

Extensions processed by this plugin to extract the utility classes

[ ".html" ]
options object

Options passed to TailwindCSS.

See https://tailwindcss.com/docs/configuration


This plugin allows using Tailwind CSS to generate the styles of your site.

It analyzes the HTML code of the pages, searching for the Tailwind classes and generating the CSS code needed.


Tailwind uses Postcss under the hood, so you need to import both plugins in your _config.ts and use them in this order: Tailwind first, Postcss later. The reason is Tailwind need to extract the classes from the HTML pages before Postcss processes the CSS files.

import lume from "lume/mod.ts";
import tailwindcss from "lume/plugins/tailwindcss.ts";
import postcss from "lume/plugins/postcss.ts";

const site = lume();

site.use(tailwindcss(/* Options */));

export default site;

Note that Tailwind requires the @tailwind directives somewhere in your CSS code to output the generated code. For example, you can create the styles.css file with the following code:

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

Reference it in your main html file (index.html, main.njk, etc.) :

// index.html | main.njk | else
<!doctype html>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="/styles.css">

See more info about Tailwind's functions and directives in its documentation page


This plugin accepts a configuration object with the available options:

  • options: Configuration object for Tailwind where you can define themes, plugins, etc. See the Tailwind docs for more info
  • extensions: The file extensions that Tailwind will be analyze to extract the css classes. By default is [".html"] but you can JavaScript or JSX to extract class names from your client-side components.
  // Extract the classes from HTML and JSX files
  extensions: [".html", ".jsx"],

  // Your Tailwind options, like the theme colors and fonts
  options: {
    theme: {
      colors: {
        blue: "#1fb6ff",
        purple: "#7e5bef",
        pink: "#ff49db",
      fontFamily: {
        sans: ["Graphik", "sans-serif"],
        serif: ["Merriweather", "serif"],

Mix with Markdown: @tailwindcss/typography plugin

@tailwindcss/typography plugin is required to apply TailwindCSS styling to markdown files.

import lume from "lume/mod.ts";
import postcss from "lume/plugins/postcss.ts";
import tailwindcss from "lume/plugins/tailwindcss.ts";
import typography from "npm:@tailwindcss/typography";

const site = lume();

  options: {
    plugins: [typography],

In your html, you should use the prose class.

<article class="prose">
  {{ content | safe }}