Gulp Tasks

Installing Node.js

First, you must download and install node.js. NPM stands for node packaged modules and is a way to manage development dependencies through Node.js.

Download the Node.js source code or a pre-built installer for your platform, and start developing, you can download it from nodejs.org

You can check it in your terminal window using these commands node --version and npm --version.

Installing Gulp

GulpJS is a JavaScipt task runner. In one word: automation. The less work you have to do when performing repetitive tasks like minification, compilation, unit testing, linting, etc...

Modern Build System use the gulp task to generate the different templates.

From the command line:

  • Install gulp globally with npm install gulp-cli -g
  • To install node packages, navigate to the root modern-admin/directory. Then run npm install. NPM use the package.json file and automatically install the required local dependencies listed in it.

Gulp Commands

gulpfile.js file contain all the predefined task. Below template contain all the gulp task and usage.

You can modify or add your task in gulpfile.js file.

Command Description
gulp dist-clean Clean js and css folders from app-assets.
gulp dist-js Gulp task to clean js folder from app-assets, copy js files from src folder and minify them.
gulp sass-compile Compile core, main(app), pages and plugins scss files.
gulp dist-css Clean css folder, compile all scss files, auto prefix them, organize them and finally minify them in app-assets/css folder.
gulp dist-css-rtl Clean css folder, compile all scss files, auto prefix them, organize them and finally minify them in app-assets/css-rtl folder.
gulp monitor Watch all scss files change and compile it accordingly. In this command you need to pass the Layout, LayoutName & TextDirection.