# Contributing

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.
  • Try to reproduce with the latest version in a codepen or 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.

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 lerna monorepo 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-gyp to 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 https://github.com/vuetifyjs/vuetify.git

# Using SSH
git clone git@github.com:vuetifyjs/vuetify.git

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

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.

# Vuetify

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:8080 with this file loaded. You can test your changes in the playground then copy 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.

# Playground.vue

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

    <!--  -->

  export default {
    data: () => ({

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

# Documentation

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:8080 by 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.

# 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 https://github.com/YOUR_USERNAME/vuetify.git

# Using SSH
git remote add fork git@github.com:YOUR_USERNAME/vuetify.git

# 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.

Type of change Branch
Documentation master
Bug fixes master
New features dev
Features with breaking changes next
# Switch to the desired branch
git switch master

# 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 GitHub and is the primary location for all development related information. In addition, we have a public GitHub project with a detailed overview of what we are currently working on in Vuetify 3.

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 Team developed tools to aid not only the triaging of issues, but creating them as well.

The Issues board 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

Vuetify uses the RFC (request for comments) process for new feature suggestions. It is intended to provide a consistent and controlled path for new features to enter the framework.

Many changes, including bug fixes and documentation improvements can be implemented and reviewed via the normal GitHub pull request workflow.

Some changes though are substantial, and we ask that these be put through a bit of a design process and produce a consensus among the Vuetify Core Team and the community.

# Getting started

In order to get a major feature added to Vuetify you must get your RFC merged into this repository as a .md file. The following is a guide on how to get started:

  • Fork the Vuetify RFC repo https://github.com/vuetifyjs/rfcs

  • Copy 0000-template.md to active-rfcs/0000-my-feature.md (where my-feature is descriptive. do not assign an RFC number yet).

  • Fill in the RFC. Be detailed and put care into the details.

  • Submit a pull request. As a pull request the RFC will receive design feedback from the larger community, and the author should be prepared to revise it in response. New RFC pull requests start in the Pending stage.

  • Build consensus and integrate feedback. RFCs that have broad support are much more likely to make progress than those that don’t receive any comments.

  • Eventually, the Core Team will decide whether the RFC is a candidate for inclusion in Vuetify.

  • An RFC can be modified based upon feedback from the Core Team and community. Significant modifications may trigger a new final comment period.

  • An RFC may be rejected after public discussion has settled and comments have been made summarizing the rationale for rejection. A Core Team member will close the RFCs associated pull request, at which point the RFC will enter the Rejected stage.

  • An RFC may be accepted at the close of its final comment period. A Core Team member will merge the RFCs associated pull request, at which point the RFC will enter the Active stage.

Once an RFC is merged and the corresponding functionality implemented within the Vuetify repository, it will be part of the next major or minor release. Once released, the RFC will enter the Released stage and be locked.

For more information regarding RFCs, see the official repository: https://github.com/vuetifyjs/rfcs

# Commit guidelines

All commit messages are required to follow the conventional-changelog standard 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.

# Commitizen

The Vuetify team uses commitizen for all repository commits. This allows for easy to read and organized commits with minimal change to normal commit functions. Commitizen provides a fluid interface for handling semantic versioning and makes it easier to write release notes.

To get started, globally install the commitizen package using yarn by running the following commands in your terminal:

# Install commitizen and the conventional changelog adapter
yarn global add commitizen cz-conventional-changelog

# Then create a .czrc file that tells commitizen
# which adapter to use globally.
echo '{ "path": "cz-conventional-changelog" }' > ~/.czrc

Once complete, instead of using git commit you will run the command git cz in your terminal. From here, you are presented with a series of prompts used to build the commit message. For additional information, please review our guidlines on commits.

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