Upgrade to v4.0

npm remove laravel-mix
npm install laravel-mix@^4.0.0 --save-dev

After upgrading, if you encounter any issues related to vue-template-compiler, this is related to the fact that your installed version numbers of vue and vue-template-compiler must be identical. Update one or both to fix this issue.


  • Faster compiles.
  • Faster npm installs.
  • Upgraded to webpack 4.
  • Upgraded to vue-loader 15.
  • Upgraded to Babel 7.
  • Automatic vendor extraction. If you call mix.extract() with zero arguments, all vendor dependencies (any package from node_modules/ that you pull in) will automatically be extracted. Nifty!
  • CSS minification (via cssnano) options may be provided.
  • PostCSS plugins may be passed to mix.sass/less/stylus() on a per-call basis. This means you may provide unique PostCSS plugins for each mix.sass() call, if desired.
  • Switched JS optimizing/minification from Uglify to Terser.
  • Switched from node-sass to Dart Sass. While this comes with a small increased compile-time cost, the benefit is faster and more reliable npm installs.
  • Improved Babel config merging strategy. You may now override or tweak any default Babel plugins and presets provided through Mix by creating a .babelrc file in your project root.


  • All npm audit alerts have been fixed, thanks to the upgrade to webpack 4.


  • If your project heavily uses JavaScript dynamic imports, you may need to hold off until the release of webpack 5 early next year. There are known compile issues related to this that we cannot fix until then. Once webpack 5 is out, Mix will be updated shortly after. If you're unfamiliar with dynamic imports, then this very likely won't affect your project.
  • Sass support is now an on-demand dependency. In prior versions of Mix, the node-sass and sass-loader dependencies were included out of the box, regardless of whether your project required Sass compilation or not. To help improve install times, these two dependencies will now be installed on-demand if, and only if, your project specifies Sass compilation with mix.sass(). The first time you run npm run dev, the dependencies will be installed and saved to your dev-dependencies list.

Importing ES Modules

As part of the vue-loader 15 updates, if your code uses the CommonJS syntax for importing EcmaScript modules, you'll need to append .default, like so:

-   require('./components/ExampleComponent.vue')
+   require('./components/ExampleComponent.vue').default

Switching to EcmaScript imports is the recommended option:

import ExampleComponent from './components/ExampleComponent.vue';

Vue.component('example-component', ExampleComponent);

Babel 7 support

The naming convention for official Babel plugins has changed.
They are now scoped under the @babel namespace.

Update your package.json and change all occurences of "babel-plugin-[name]":

- "babel-plugin-[name]": "6.x"
+ "@babel/plugin-[name]": "7.x"

If you've created a .babelrc file in your project, update all plugin name references:

- "plugins": ["babel-plugin-transform-object-rest-spread"]
+ "plugins": ["@babel/plugin-proposal-object-rest-spread"]

Switch from Node Sass to Dart Sass

As part of our switch from node-sass to dart-sass, though support is largely identical, you may notice changes or warnings upon compilation. You may either address these one-by-one, or you can manually switch back to node-sass, like so:

npm install node-sass
mix.sass('resources/sass/app.sass', 'public/css', {
    implementation: require('node-sass')

Removed fastSass() and standaloneSass()

mix.fastSass() and mix.standaloneSass() (aliases) have been removed entirely.
In an effort to improve performance for those who only need to compile CSS, this command provided Sass compilation that was separate from the core webpack build.
However, it seems to be more confusing than helpful to newcomers.
Migrate by switching from mix.fastSass() to mix.sass().

- mix.fastSass()
- mix.standaloneSass()
+ mix.sass()

Removed deprecated .mix property

The deprecated mix property has now been removed.
If you have require('laravel-mix').mix in your webpack.mix.js file, change it to require('laravel-mix').

- require('laravel-mix').mix
+ require('laravel-mix')

Switch from Uglify to Terser

Due to the mandatory switch from Uglify to Terser,
if your project was overriding the default config with
Config.uglify = {}, you'll need to switch to Config.terser = {}.
The options API is largely the same.


-    uglify: {
-        uglifyOptions: {
+    terser: {
+        terserOptions: {
           warnings: true

Vue component Sass preprocessing

If your project does not include a mix.sass() call (which automatically downloads all necessary dependencies), but does specify lang="sass" in your Vue components, you may need to install either node-sass or sass.

Because Mix doesn't know which preprocessors you specify in your Vue components,
you'll need to manually pull them in.

You can fix this with:

npm install node-sass sass-loader


npm install sass sass-loader  

Please note that the same is true for Less and Stylus.