Auto Reloading

Auto reloading is the functionality to reload webpage automatically when there are some JS/Vue files changed without pressing "Reload" button (F5/Cmd + R/...)

There are some ways to setup this tool in Laravue

With Browsersync

BrowserSync can automatically monitor your files for changes, and inject your changes into the browser without requiring a manual refresh.

You have to install browser-sync and browser-sync-webpack-plugin

yarn add browser-sync browser-sync-webpack-plugin --save-dev

Then add this line to your webpack.mix.js


Now you can start Laravue as usual:

yarn run watch

Laravue app will be opened automatically and the page is reloaded once saving your changes on JS/Vue files.

Please visit the official document for more detail.

With Hot Module Replacement

Hot Module Replacement (HMR - or Hot Reloading) allows you to, not just refresh the page when a piece of JavaScript is changed, but it will also maintain the current state of the component in the browser. As an example, consider a simple counter component. When you press a button, the count goes up. Imagine that you click this button a number of times, and then update the component file. Once you do, the webpage will refresh to reflect your change, but the count will remain the same. It won't reset. This is the beauty of hot reloading!

With built-in development server

By default, you can start hot reloading module by running this command:

yarn run hot

Then start built-in development server with

php artisan serve

Now you can open http://localhost:8000. In console you can see as image below

Note: You can see there is a manifest.js:786 Uncaught TypeError: Cannot read property 'call' of undefined error on the console, but it can be ignored since index.scss is compiled by default by webpack and it linked as resource in mix.config.js. To fix this, you can import index.scss directly in @resources/js/views/App.vue:

  <div id="app">
    <router-view />

export default {
  name: 'App',
<style lang="scss">
  @import '../styles/index.scss';

and also remove app.scss compilation from your webpack.mix.js.

For more detail, please check this thread

With vhosts (Nginx/Apache...)

If you use default hot loading (yarn run hot) with vhosts, you will get CORS because Laravel mix serve "hot" resources via http://localhost:8080 by default. You can ask Laravel mix serve resources by other hostname by adding these line to your webpack.mix.js:

    hmrOptions: {
      host: {YOUR_VHOST_NAME},
      port: 8080,

With LiveReload

Install webpack-livereload-plugin

yarn add webpack-livereload-plugin@1 --save-dev

Configure webpack.config.js

Open webpack.config.js file, add LiveReloadPlugin() to plugins as below:

var LiveReloadPlugin = require('webpack-livereload-plugin');

let plugins = [new LiveReloadPlugin()];

Install LiveReload.js to blade template

Open resources/views/laravue.blade.php, add LiveReload.js before closing tag

    @if(config('app.env') == 'local')
        <script src="http://localhost:35729/livereload.js"></script>

Now you can start Laravue app by:

yarn run watch

LiveReload will automatically monitor your files and refresh the page when necessary.