Pug (Jade) Template Engine
WebStorm integrates with the Pug (Jade) template engine.
Before you start
Install the Node.js runtime environment.
Also, if you need a file watcher, make sure that the File Watchers plugin is enabled. The plugin is activated by default. If the plugin is disabled, enable it on the Plugins settings page as described in Enabling and Disabling Plugins.
Changes to the UI
The Pug (ex-Jade) plugin introduces the following changes to the WebStorm UI:
Using Pug(Jade) templates in a Node.js application
At runtime, the Pug (Jade) files fill be transformed into HTML pages.
- Create a project from scratch, or around existing sources, or based on a NodeExpress template. See Creating a Project from Existing Local Sources, or Generating a Project from a Framework Template for details.
- Create a Pug (Jade) file. Follow these steps:
- In the Project Tool Window, select the directory in which you want to create a new file. To do that, for example, choose .
- On the context menu, choose Jade file and specify the file name in the dialog box that opens.
- Create a File Watcher to transform files with the extension
- Click the Add Watcher link in the upper right-hand corner of the editor.
- In the New Watcher Dialog, accept the default predefined settings.
Note that if the executable is in the PATH, then you should not specify it explicitly. Depending on the file extension (
.pug), the corresponding executable is invoked.
- As you edit a
.jadefile, WebStorm invokes the file watcher which creates an
.htmlfile with the name of the processed
.jadefile and stores the generated
htmlcode in it.
See Using File Watchers for details.