WebStorm 2020.3 Help


WebStorm integrates with Stylelint so you can inspect your CSS code from inside the IDE. Stylelint wakes up automatically when you edit a CSS file and highlights the detected problems. To view the description of a problem in an information popup, hover the mouse pointer over a stripe in the Validation sidebar. To examine errors and apply suggested quick fixes, press Alt+Enter.

  1. Install Stylelint and its standard configuration. To do that, open the embedded Terminal (Alt+F12) and type:

    npm install --save-dev stylelint stylelint-config-standard

    Learn more from the Stylelint official website.

  2. In your project root, create a .stylelintrc.json configuration file as described in Creating files and directories. Open .stylelintrc.json in the editor and type:

    { "extends": "stylelint-config-standard" }
  3. To activate Stylelint, open the Settings/Preferences dialog Ctrl+Alt+S, go to Languages and Frameworks | Style Sheets | Stylelint, and select the Enable checkbox. After that the controls in the dialog become available.

  4. In the Node Interpreter field, specify the Node.js interpreter to use. This can be a local Node.js interpreter or a Node.js on Windows Subsystem for Linux.

  5. In the Stylelint Package field, specify the location of the stylelint package installed globally or in the current project. If you followed the standard installation procedure, WebStorm detects the package automaticaly.

  6. If you want Stylelint to also wake up automatically when you are editing a JavaScript file and check Style Sheet injections in it, select the Process JS files checkbox.

Last modified: 08 March 2021