How to use syntax Highlight Js in a Nuxt website

Posted on October 29, 2021

Here the tips to include syntax highliting using Highlight.js library in a Nuxt project.

I've learned the different required parts from here and here.

Basically, there's a Vue plugin, vue-highlight.js, that includes HighLight.js capability easily:

npm i highlight.js vue-highlight.js

Then, we need to create a Nuxt plugin, such as syntaxHigh.js with this code:

import Vue from 'vue'
import VueHighlightJS from 'vue-highlight.js'
import javascript from 'highlight.js/lib/languages/javascript'

import 'highlight.js/styles/vs.css'

Vue.use(VueHighlightJS, {
  languages: {

and save it in the folder plugins within your Nuxt project.

Then, activate the plugin in the Nuxt config file nuxt.config.js:

export default{
  plugins: [
    { src: '~/plugins/syntaxHigh.js' }

Finally, use the component into your Nuxt components:

    <highlight-code lang="js">
      var a = 1;

That's is!