Use Laravel Mix in stand alone projects

August 27, 2017
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Install Laravel Mix and Webpack

Using yarn or npm, install both Laravel Mix and Webpack to your project. I will be utilizing yarn in the examples below.

yarn add webpack laravel-mix

Copy the Laravel Mix Configuration

cp -r node_modules/laravel-mix/setup/webpack.mix.js ./

Add Compilation Scripts to Your package.json

"scripts": {
    "dev": "NODE_ENV=development webpack --progress --hide-modules --config=node_modules/laravel-mix/setup/webpack.config.js",
    "watch": "NODE_ENV=development webpack --watch --progress --hide-modules --config=node_modules/laravel-mix/setup/webpack.config.js",
    "hot": "NODE_ENV=development webpack-dev-server --inline --hot --config=node_modules/laravel-mix/setup/webpack.config.js",
    "production": "NODE_ENV=production webpack --progress --hide-modules --config=node_modules/laravel-mix/setup/webpack.config.js"

You're now all set! Simply hop in your webpack.mix.js file to configure the files you wish to compile.