Installing Vue.js on Ubuntu 22.04

Vue.js is a progressive, approachable, and powerful JavaScript framework that is reactive and simple to learn. It provides various tools and libraries that are really awesome to adapt and learn. Vue.js helps in building web applications with the knowledge of JavaScript, HTML, and CSS in no time.

It is a progressive framework and its core library has the ability to integrate with the other tools and libraries. It provides component-based programming to develop a simple and efficient user interface.

This article describes a step-by-step installation of Vue.js on the latest version of Ubuntu 22.04.

How to Install Vue.js on Ubuntu 22.04

Two different methods are provided below for the installation of Vue.js on Ubuntu 22.04.

Method 1: Installing Vue.js Using NPM

For large-scale application productions, installing Vue.js through NPM is preferred on Ubuntu 22.04. Node.js and NPM are prerequisites to install Vue.js.

Step 1: Install Node.js

To install Node.js on Ubuntu 22.04, open the terminal using Ctrl + Alt + T shortcut keys and run the following command.

$ sudo apt install nodejs

Type “y” to allow and continue the installation process of Node.js.

Node.js is installed successfully on ubuntu 22.04. If Node.js is already installed, then simply install by NPM.

Verify Installation of Node.js

To verify the installed version of Node.js, run the following command:

$ nodejs --version

It is verified that the installed version of Node.js is v12.22.9

Step 2: Install NPM

To install the NPM, run the following command in terminal:

$ sudo apt install npm

The NPM is installed successfully.

Verify Installation of NPM

To verify the installed version of NPM, run the following command:

$ npm --version

The installed version of NPM is 8.5.1

Step 3: Install Vue.js

To install the latest stable version of Vue.js on Ubuntu 22.04 through NPM, run the following command:

$ npm install vue@next

Vue.js is successfully installed in Ubuntu 22.04.

Method 2: Installing Vue.js by Using CLI

CLI is the complete package that is used to install the Vue.js on Ubuntu 22.04. A user must have a basic knowledge of front-end programming and Node.js before using the CLI method for Vue.js installation.

To install the latest stable version of Vue.js on Ubuntu 22.04 using Vue Command Line Interface, run the following command in the terminal:

$ sudo npm install -g @vue/cli

The stable version of Vue.js is installed successfully on Ubuntu 22.04 using Vue CLI.

How to verify the Installed Version of Vue.js

To check the installed version of Vue.js on Ubuntu, run the following command in the terminal:

$ vue --version

The installed version of Vue.js is 5.0.4

How to Upgrade to a Stable Version of Vue.js?

To upgrade to the latest stable version of Vue.js on Ubuntu 22.04, run the following command:

$ sudo npm update -g @vue/cli

How to create a Vue.js application?

There are two ways to create a Vue.js Application:

  • Through CLI
  • Through GUI

Create a Vue.js Application using CLI

To start the Vue.js, create a demo app using CLI by running the following command:

$ vue create demo-app

Here, the “demo-app” is the name of the application. You can also provide your choice name.

Choose a preset(Vue 3 is the latest one and preferred):

It will start to create and set up the application for you:

Project “demo-app” is created successfully.

Create a Vue.js Application through GUI

To start the Vue.js or create a demo app through the GUI method, simply run the following command that opens the window in the browser:

vue ui

After running the command at the terminal, open the provided link in the browser and you will have a webpage as shown below:

Click on the “Create” menu option and from the section appeared, click on the “Create a new Project here” button:

Set the project name, package manager and click on the “Next” button:

Set the Preset(Default Vue 3 would be fine):

It will start to create a project and finalize in a while.

Vue project is successfully created and you can start coding by going the project directory and opening the relative files.


To install Vue.js on Ubuntu, first install prerequisites (Node.js and NPM) and then install Vue.js using “npm install vue@next” or “sudo npm install -g @vue/cli” command. This article explained a step-by-step process on how to install Vue.js by using the two methods including the installation of node.js and npm. It also how to get started with the latest stable version of Vue.js on Ubuntu 22.04.

About the author

Shehroz Azam

A Javascript Developer & Linux enthusiast with 4 years of industrial experience and proven know-how to combine creative and usability viewpoints resulting in world-class web applications. I have experience working with Vue, React & Node.js & currently working on article writing and video creation.