Using the Unlighthouse Vite plugin allows you to close the feedback loop in fixing your Google Lighthouse issues in your development site.


yarn add -D @unlighthouse/vite
npm install -D @unlighthouse/vite
pnpm add -D @unlighthouse/vite

Git ignore reports

Unlighthouse will save your reports in outputDir (.unlighthouse by default), it's recommended you .gitignore these files.



To begin using Unlighthouse, you'll need to add the plugin to plugins.

When you run your Vite app, it will give you the URL of client, only once you visit the client will Unlighthouse start.

import Unlighthouse from '@unlighthouse/vite'export default defineConfig({  plugins: [    Unlighthouse({      // config    })  ]})

Providing Route Definitions

If you're using the vite-plugin-pages plugin, you can provide route definitions to Unlighthouse.

You will need to hook into the plugin using the following code.

import { useUnlighthouse } from 'unlighthouse'export default defineConfig({  plugins: [    Pages({      // ...      onRoutesGenerated(routes) {        // tell Unlighthouse about the routes        const unlighthouse = useUnlighthouse()        if (unlighthouse?.hooks) {          hooks.callHook('route-definitions-provided', routes)        }      }    }),  ]})


You can either configure Unlighthouse via the plugin, or you can provide a unlighthouse.config.ts file in the root directory.

See Configuring Unlighthouse for more information.


export default defineConfig({  plugins: [    Unlighthouse({      scanner: {        // simulate a desktop device        device: 'desktop',      }    })  ]})