Babel Plugin and StyleLint

Learn how to debug better using the Babel plugin and style better with Stylelint.

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We’ve seen how Babel can bring new features like JSX syntax to JavaScript. But Babel’s language-bending abilities can also be used for subtler purposes, tailoring your code to the needs of specific libraries. That’s what the official styled-components Babel plugin does. It’s a recommended addition for any project that uses styled-components.

  • Install the plugin with npm:

    $ npm install --save-dev babel-plugin-styled-components@1.9.2
    + babel-plugin-styled-components@1.9.2
  • Then add it to your Babel config:

    // .babelrc.js
    module.exports = {
      presets: ['@babel/preset-react', '@babel/preset-env'],
      plugins: [
  • Restart your dev server, and inspect the element again:

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