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

Hoisted Dependencies Setup

Note: This step is only for those who use pnpm to install. If you install NextUI using other package managers, you may skip this step.

If you are using pnpm, you need to add the following line to your .npmrc file to hoist our packages to the root node_modules.


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

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:

Note: If you are using pnpm and monorepo architecture, please make sure you are pointing to the ROOT node_modules

// 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 />

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