Pug (Jade) Template Engine
IntelliJ IDEA integrates with the Pug (Jade) template engine that transforms Pug (Jade) files into HTML.
Pug files are marked with ; Jade files are marked with .
Before you start
Also, if you need a file watcher, make sure that the File Watchers plugin is installed and enabled. The plugin is not bundled with IntelliJ IDEA, but it can be installed from the JetBrains plugin repository as described in Managing plugins.
To compile your code on the fly, you need to configure the template engine as a IntelliJ IDEA File Watcher.
Create a Pug/Jade file watcher
In the Program field, specify the path to the
jadepackage. Type the path manually or click and choose the file location in the dialog that opens.
Proceed as described in File Watchers.
When you open a file, IntelliJ IDEA checks whether an applicable file watcher is available in the current project. If such file watcher is configured but disabled, IntelliJ IDEA displays a popup that informs you about the configured file watcher and suggests to enable it.
If an applicable file watcher is configured and enabled in the current project, IntelliJ IDEA starts it automatically upon the event specified in the New Watcher dialog.
If the Auto-save edited files to trigger the watcher checkbox is selected, the File Watcher is invoked as soon as any changes are made to the source code.
If the Auto-save edited files to trigger the watcher checkbox is cleared, the File Watcher is started upon save ( , Ctrl+S) or when you move focus from IntelliJ IDEA (upon frame deactivation).
Configuring syntax highlighting
You can configure Pug/Jade-aware syntax highlighting according to your preferences and habits.
Select the color scheme, accept the highlighting settings inherited from defaults or customize them as described in Configuring Colors and Fonts.