WebStorm 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
Make sure the Pug (ex-Jade) and File Watchers required plugins are enabled on the Settings/Preferences | Plugins page, tab Installed, see Managing plugins for details.
In the embedded Terminal (Alt+F12), type:
npm install -g pug-cli
To compile your code automatically, you need to configure a Pug/Jade File Watcher which will track changes to your files and run the template engine.
When you open a file, WebStorm checks whether an applicable File Watcher is available in the current project. If such File Watcher is configured but disabled, WebStorm 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, WebStorm starts the compiler 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 WebStorm (upon frame deactivation).
Learn more from File Watchers.
Create a Pug/Jade File Watcher
Open the Settings/Preferences dialog Ctrl+Alt+S and go to .
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.
Configuring syntax highlighting
You can configure Pug/Jade-aware syntax highlighting according to your preferences and habits.
In the Settings/Preferences dialog Ctrl+Alt+S, go to .
Select the color scheme, accept the highlighting settings inherited from the defaults or customize them as described in Colors and fonts.