Module not found: Can't resolve 'jquery' error

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Borislav Hadzhiev

Last updated: Mar 18, 2022

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Module not found: Can't resolve 'jquery' error #

To solve the error "Module not found: Error: Can't resolve 'jquery'", make sure to install the jquery package by opening your terminal in your project's root directory and running the command npm install jquery and restart your development server.

module not found cant resolve jquery

Open your terminal in your project's root directory (where your package.json file is located) and run the following commands:

shell
# 👇️ with NPM npm install jquery # 👇️ ONLY If you use TypeScript npm install --save-dev @types/jquery # ---------------------------------------------- # 👇️ with YARN yarn add jquery # 👇️ ONLY If you use TypeScript yarn add @types/jquery --dev

The command will add the jQuery package to the dependencies of your project.

If you prefer to include a script from a CDN, refer to the "Including jQuery" section of the official npm page for the latest version.

Make sure to restart your development server and your IDE if necessary. Your dev server won't pick up the changes until you stop it and re-run the npm start command.

You should now be able to import and use the jquery package in your application.

App.js
// 👇️ ES6 Modules syntax import $ from "jquery"; // 👇️ CommonJS syntax const $ = require( "jquery" );

Make sure to use the correct import statement depending on your environment.

If the error is not resolved, try to delete your node_modules and package-lock.json (not package.json) files, re-run npm install and restart your IDE.

shell
# 👇️ delete node_modules and package-lock.json rm -rf node_modules rm -f package-lock.json # 👇️ clean npm cache npm cache clean --force npm install
Make sure to restart your IDE and dev server if the error persists. VSCode often glitches and a reboot solves things sometimes.

If you're still getting the "Module not found: Error: Can't resolve 'jquery'" error, open your package.json file and make sure it contains the jquery package in the dependencies object.

package.json
{ // ... rest "dependencies": { "jquery": "^3.6.0", }, // 👇️ only if you use TypeScript "devDependencies": { "@types/jquery": "^3.5.14", } }

The jquery module should NOT be globally installed or be in your project's devDependencies, it should be in the dependencies object in your package.json file.

You can try to manually add the lines and re-run npm install.

shell
npm install

Or install the latest version of the package:

shell
npm install jquery@latest # 👇️ ONLY If you use TypeScript npm install --save-dev @types/jquery@latest

Conclusion #

To solve the error "Module not found: Error: Can't resolve 'jquery'", make sure to install the jquery package by opening your terminal in your project's root directory and running the command npm install jquery and restart your development server.

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