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Oruga UI is like a caterpillar, minimal and yet functional. It's in your hands turning it into a butterfly

(🐛) => 🦋

Oruga is a lightweight library of UI components for Vue.js without CSS framework dependency

Oruga for Vue 2.x deprecated
Due to EOL for Vue 2.x at the end of the year, from now on Oruga for Vue 2 is deprecated. Further enhancements will only be developed for Oruga-next. See #496.

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Oruga is a lightweight UI components library for Vue.js without any dependency. It offers a set of easily customisable components and doesn't depend on any specific style or CSS framework (like Bootstrap, Bulma, TailwindCSS, etc...). Therefore, it doesn't provide a grid system or CSS utilities, but you can integrate any CSS framework you like. Oruga provides you with a set of functional components, so you can focus only on the UI/UX aspects of your application and can be entirely flexible for future changes without having to touch a line of JavaScript.

  • CSS framework agnostic: No dependency on a specific CSS framework/library but you can easily integrate the components with one of them because they are fully customizable in different ways
  • Components with steroids: most of the components aren't a simple wrapper of native elements but they add new and custom features
  • Lightweight: no other internal dependency and import only components that you need

If you need a component library and want to easily apply your custom styles, Oruga is the library for you! 🐛

In addition, if you don't want to style everything yourself, we've created several themes to provide you with a variety of ready-to-use styles. 🦋


Browse online documentation here.

💅 For more info about components customization, read carefully the "customization" section in the documentation.

🕹 To see Oruga in action, go to the Example section in the documentation.

Note: the documentation source code is in the docs directory, it serves as the demo as well.

Quick start

🐛 Oruga is available for Vue.js version 3.x

Setup Oruga

  1. Install Oruga.
npm install @oruga-ui/oruga-next
  1. Import the components:
  • To get started quickly, use Oruga to register all components:

    import { createApp } from 'vue'
    import Oruga from '@oruga-ui/oruga-next';
  • To use tree shaking, either register component manually:

    import { createApp } from 'vue'
    import { OField, OInput } from '@oruga-ui/oruga'
  • or import them in your SFC.


Oruga's superpower is its configurability and its CSS framework agnostic approach. Each component can be individually customised and configured by defining specific classes using a class-mapping approach. Therefore, Oruga comes without any styling by default. However, there are several official predefined configurations called themes, which you can include and extend to give your application a individual look and feel. And all components came with predefined classes by default.

Please read the "customization" section in Oruga documentation.

If you want to see an example with a fully customized registration form using Tailwind, Bulma, Bootstrap or Material CSS framework have a look at the official Oruga multiframework example (source code available here) or if you're more familiar with TailwindCSS 2 give our official TailwindCSS Demo a try (source code here)

Using Oruga with Nuxt

Oruga doesn't provide a Nuxt.js module at the moment.

You can use Nuxt.js plugins system adding a file (e.g. oruga.js) in your plugins folder containing:

import Oruga from '@oruga-ui/oruga-next';

export default defineNuxtPlugin((nuxtApp) => {

To make this plugin available in your app, add this file to the plugins array in your nuxt.config.js

plugins: [{ src: '~plugins/oruga.js' }]

To understand how the plugins work with Nuxt.js, take a look at the NuxtJS plugin documentation.

Take a look at the official NuxtJS + Oruga example.


Please see the contributing guidelines.


Oruga uses Semantic Versioning 2.0.0 for package versions.

While it's still in beta, versions will follow this pattern: v0.Y.Z, where:

  • Y: Major (breaking changes)
  • Z: Minor or patch

Core Team

Walter Tommasi

Andrea Stagi

Marcel Moravek


Thank you to everyone involved for improving this project, day by day 💚

Complete list.


Oruga logo designed by Matteo Guadagnini

Oruga svg images for Checkbox and Radio components and Holidays assets created by Fabrizio Masini


Code released under MIT license.

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