Typography Plug-in

Learn how to install Tailwind's typography plugin.

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If we want some legible defaults for basic typography of long text on our page, Tailwind provides an official typography plugin.

Install the plug-in

To install the plug-in, first, we add the package:

$ yarn add @tailwindcss/typography


Then, add it to the Tailwind configuration file, which now should have the following plugins section:

module.exports = {
  plugins: [

We use the typography plug-in by adding the CSS class .prose to any element, as shown below:

<article class="prose">
  All our text

To change the size, we use size modifiers, which we must use in conjunction with a class that already uses .prose, as shown below:

<article class="prose prose-sm">
  All our text

The base size is 1rem or 16 points. These are the size modifiers:

  • -sm 14pt
  • -lg 18pt
  • -xl 20pt
  • -2xl 40pt

Any Tailwind utilities we use will override the typography defaults.

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