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Tailwind CSS does not work with React App

I am trying to add tailwind css with react app. I followed the tailwind documentation,how to set up tailwind with react.

I tried with tailwind latest version.I checked Nodejs and npm are installed perfectly.

But when i run the npm run start it always get an error. I can’t fix the problem.

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package.json

{
  "name": "tailwind-css",
  "version": "0.1.0",
  "homepage": "",
  "private": true,
  "dependencies": {
    "@craco/craco": "^6.1.2",
    "@testing-library/jest-dom": "^4.2.4",
    "@testing-library/react": "^9.5.0",
    "@testing-library/user-event": "^7.2.1",
    "react": "^17.0.2",
    "react-dom": "^17.0.2",
    "react-router-dom": "^5.2.0",
    "react-scripts": "^4.0.3"
  },
  "scripts": {
    "start": "craco start",
    "build": "craco build",
    "test": "craco test",
    "eject": "react-scripts eject"
  },
  "eslintConfig": {
    "extends": "react-app"
  },
  "engines": {
    "npm": "6.14.6",
    "node": "12.18.4"
  },
  "browserslist": {
    "production": [
      ">0.2%",
      "not dead",
      "not op_mini all"
    ],
    "development": [
      "last 1 chrome version",
      "last 1 firefox version",
      "last 1 safari version"
    ]
  },
  "devDependencies": {
    "autoprefixer": "^9.8.6",
    "postcss": "^7.0.36",
    "tailwindcss": "npm:@tailwindcss/postcss7-compat@^2.2.2"
  }
}

Please anyone help.

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Answer

If you follow tailwind documents way, then try this, in the package.json

  "scripts": {
    "start": "craco start && postcss src/css/app.css -o public/app.css", <--- need to inser postcss script as your css reference path.
    "build": "craco build",

and also check your craco.config.js like this.

module.exports = {
  style: {
    postcss: {
      plugins: [require("tailwindcss"), require("autoprefixer")],
    },
  },
};

happy coding!

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