gulp Installation or Setup


1. Install Node.js and NPM:

Gulp requires Node.js and NPM, Node's package manager. Most installers include NPM with Node.js. Refer to the installation documentation or confirm it is already installed by running the following command in your terminal,

npm -v
// will return NPM version or error saying command not found

2. Install gulp globally:

If you have previously installed a version of gulp globally, please run npm rm --global gulp to make sure your old version doesn't collide with gulp-cli.

$ npm install --global gulp-cli

3. Initialize your project directory:

$ npm init

4. Install gulp in your project devDependencies:

$ npm install --save-dev gulp

5. Create a gulpfile.js at the root of your project:

var gulp = require('gulp');

gulp.task('default', function() {
  // place code for your default task here

6. Run gulp:

$ gulp

The default task will run and do nothing.

To run individual tasks, use gulp <task> <othertask>.