Vuetify is made possible by an amazing community that submits issues, creates pull requests, and provides invaluable feedback.

It is our job to enable you to create amazing applications. A lot of the time, you come across something that can be made better. Maybe you find a bug, or you have an idea for additional functionality. That’s great! It’s as easy as cloning the Vuetify repository to get started working in a development environment.

Reporting Issues

The issue list of this repo is exclusively for bug reports and feature requests. Non-conforming issues will be closed immediately. Before reporting an issue:

  • Search for similar issues, it may have been answered already.

    If a similar issue already exists, you do not need to open another issue for this, if you want to help with it in any way, you can help by giving appropriate information in the already existing issue.

  • Try to reproduce with the latestversion in 🎮 Vuetify Playor a repository that can be cloned to produce the expected behavior.
  • Make sure that the reproduction is MINIMAL and CONCISE

These steps ensure that we have all the information necessary to quickly triage and resolve your issue. Once your reproduction is complete, submit a new issue using the Vuetify Issue Creator. Using this issue creator is required, otherwise the issue will be closed automatically.

When writing an issue please provide as much detail as possible. Note that “reproduction steps” should be a series of actions another developer should take after clicking your reproduction link, not a recollection of how you discovered the bug.

Issues that are convoluted and lacking a proper reproduction may be closed by a member of the Core Team. For additional questions regarding reporting issues and creating reproductions, join the official Vuetify Discord community.

In the next section you will learn step-by-step how to set up your local environment and how to configure Vuetify for development.

Local development

The Vuetify repository is a lernamonorepo that connects the vuetify library, docs, api generator, and reduces the friction of working with multiple projects at once. The following guide is designed to get you up and running in no time.

Setting up your environment

Required software:

Some of our dependencies use node-gypto build themselves. You don’t need to install node-gyp itself but may require additional tools, especially on windows. See the node-gyp documentation for more details.

Once you have everything installed, clone the repository:

# Using HTTPS
git clone

# Using SSH
git clone

Then install dependencies and perform an initial build to link all the packages together:

# Navigate to the vuetify folder
cd vuetify

# Install all project dependencies

# Build the packages
yarn build vuetify
yarn build api

The build process compiles all the Vuetify packages for development and may take a while (grab some ☕). Once the packages are built, you can start developing.


The Vuetify library is located in packages/vuetify. In packages/vuetify/dev you will find a Playground.vue file; running yarn dev from the project root will start a dev server on localhost:5173 with this file loaded. Test your changes in the Playground.vue file you copied, then paste its contents into your pull request when you’re ready.

You can also test Vuetify in your own project using yarn link:

  • Navigate to packages/vuetify
  • Run yarn link
  • Navigate to your project’s directory
  • Run yarn link vuetify

If your project is using vuetify-loader you will have to run yarn build:lib in the vuetify package to see changes, otherwise you can use yarn watch for incremental builds.


The Playground file is a cleanroom used for Vuetify development and is the recommended way to iterate on changes within the framework.

    <!--  -->

<script setup>

The App.vue file used for Vuetify development is located in packages/vuetify/dev. It contains a v-appand v-maincomponent and the local Playground.vue file.


The documentation is located in packages/docs but also uses some files from packages/api-generator. A dev server for the documentation can be started by running yarn dev docs from the project root and will be available on localhost:8080by default.

If you want to see changes from Vuetify in the documentation you need to run yarn build:lib in the vuetify package before starting the documentation server.

API Generator

All api descriptions are managed via the api-generator package. This package must be built prior to running or building the docs. Descriptions can be updated via the JSON files located in the src/locale/en folder. Some general guidelines to follow when handling api descriptions are:

  • en language only.
  • Prop names should be formatted using bold markdown eg: prop-name.
  • Slot and other code related text should be formatted using code markdown eg: some-slot.
  • Description keys should be in camelCase, except for slot keys which should be kebab-case.
  • Put keys in alphabetical order.
  • Descriptions utilize a hierarchy of generic.json < Source.json < Component.json to reduce duplication. Source can be viewed using the Developer Mode in docs settings.

Submitting Changes / Pull Requests

First you should create a fork of the vuetify repository to push your changes to. Information on forking repositories can be found in the GitHub documentation.

Then add your fork as a remote in git:

# Using HTTPS
git remote add fork

# Using SSH
git remote add fork

Choosing a base branch

Before starting development you should know which branch to base your changes on. If in doubt use master as changes to master can usually be merged into a different branch without rebasing.

VersionType of changeBranch
Vuetify 3Documentationmaster
Vuetify 3Bug fixesmaster
Vuetify 3New featuresdev
Vuetify 3Features with breaking changesnext
Vuetify 2Documentationv2-stable
Vuetify 2Bug fixesv2-stable
Vuetify 2New featuresv2-dev
# Switch to the desired branch
# v3
git switch master
# v2
git switch v2-stable

# Pull down any upstream changes
git pull

# Create a new branch to work on
git switch --create fix/1234-some-issue

Commit your changes following our guidelines, then push the branch to your fork with git push -u fork and open a pull request on the Vuetify repository following the provided template.

Working with GitHub

Vuetify’s repository lives on GitHuband is the primary location for all development related information.

Some of the more notable links within these services include:


The following sections are designed to familiarize you with our standard operating procedures for Vuetify development.

Issue triage

With the size and popularity of Vuetify has come a constant influx of new issues, questions, and feature requests. To organize these requests the Core Teamdeveloped tools to aid not only the triaging of issues, but creating them as well.

The Issuesboard makes heavy use of GitHub’s label system with some light automation, such as adding the triage label to new issues.

For Docs - Language

We do not accept PRs for any documentation changes pertaining to languages other than en. All changes for languages other than en are to be submitted through our Crowdin project. You can help translate in one of 2 ways:

  • Using in-context translation service directly through the documentation site. To get started simply select Help Translate in the language drop down in the docs.
  • Directly through the Crowdin project.

Note: Languages will not be added to the language drop down on the docs site until they have at least 50% of their translations completed.

Requesting new features


Commit guidelines

All commit messages are required to follow the conventional-changelogstandard using the angular preset. This standard format consists of 2 types of commits:

  • With scope: <type>(scope): <subject>

    fix(VSelect): don't close when a detachable child is clicked
    fixes #12354
  • Without scope: <type>: <subject>

    docs: restructure nav components
    Moved duplicated functionality in drawer to reduce
    scope of responsibility

General Rules

  • Commit messages must have a subject line and may have body copy. These must be separated by a blank line.

  • The subject line must not exceed 60 characters

  • The subject line must be written in imperative mood (fix, not fixed / fixes etc.)

  • The body copy must include a reference all issues resolved:

    docs(sass-variables): fix broken link to api
    resolves #3219
    resolves #3254
  • The body copy must be wrapped at 72 characters

  • The body copy must only contain explanations as to what and why, never how. The latter belongs in documentation and implementation.

Commit types

The following is a list of commit types used in the angular preset:

  • feat: Commits that result in new features or functionalities. Backwards compatible features will release with the next MINOR whereas breaking changes will be in the next MAJOR. The body of a commit with breaking changes must begin with BREAKING CHANGE, followed by a description of how the API has changed.
  • fix: Commits that provide fixes for bugs within vuetify’s codebase.
  • docs: Commits that provide updates to the docs.
  • style: Commits that do not affect how the code runs, these are simply changes to formatting.
  • refactor: Commits that neither fixes a bug nor adds a feature.
  • perf: Commits that improve performance.
  • test: Commits that add missing or correct existing tests.
  • chore: Other commits that don’t modify src or test files.
  • revert: Commits that revert previous commits.

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