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Upgrade Tailwind UI 1.x to Tailwind UI 2.x

The Tailwind UI Shift automates the changes for upgrading from Tailwind UI 1.x to Tailwind UI 2.x. This includes all of the changes for Tailwind UI for Tailwind 2.x.

This includes upgrading your Tailwind configuration file, bumping your dependencies, replacing utility class references, and much more.

The Tailwind UI Shift does not change your markup. It changes the styles so they match the new Tailwind UI components.

The Tailwind UI Shift does not include all changes for upgrading to Tailwind 2.x. You should run the Tailwind 2.x Shift first, or implement the changes in the Tailwind Upgrade Guide.

Using the Tailwind UI Shift to automatically upgrade your project has an estimated time savings of 1 hour.

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  • A project running Tailwind 2.x.
  • A project using Tailwind UI 1.x.

Core Upgrades

The Tailwind UI Shift automates many of the changes for upgrading Tailwind UI for Tailwind CSS 2.x, including:

  • Removing the @tailwindcss/ui plugin.
  • Adding the new first-party Tailwind plugins.
  • Converting max-content and min-content utilities.
  • Updating form-* elements.
  • Reviewing uses of fractional padding values.
  • Replacing focus with ring utilities.
  • Removing transitions for interactive elements.
  • Enabling new Tailwind UI variants.
  • Bumping package.json for Tailwind UI.

Manual Upgrades

There are some upgrades the Tailwind UI Shift can not perform automatically. When Shift detects these it adds a detailed comment on the Pull Request to help guide any additional upgrade steps.

Custom Configuration

By default, Shift will look for the Tailwind config file to determine your project path. This will be used as the base path when searching for additional assets and templates. If you are not using a Tailwind configuration file and have a complex project structure, you may configure Shift with your project paths.

Sign in with any of the following services to connect Shift with your Laravel project.

Don't use one of these services?

Temporarily push your project to a free, private repository on one of these cloud-based services or upgrade your project locally with Shift for Docker.