Lua Neovim

Open-source Lua projects categorized as Neovim

Top 23 Lua Neovim Projects

  • NvChad

    Blazing fast Neovim config providing solid defaults and a beautiful UI, enhancing your neovim experience.

  • Project mention: Every Neovim, Every Config, All At Once | | 2024-03-06


  • LunarVim

    🌙 LunarVim is an IDE layer for Neovim. Completely free and community driven.

  • Project mention: Every Neovim, Every Config, All At Once | | 2024-03-06


  • InfluxDB

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  • telescope.nvim

    Find, Filter, Preview, Pick. All lua, all the time.

  • Project mention: Level Up Your Dev Workflow: Conquer Web Development with a Blazing Fast Neovim Setup (Part 1) | | 2024-03-16

    for telescope.nvim (optional) live grep: ripgrep find files: fd

  • LazyVim

    Neovim config for the lazy

  • Project mention: Neovim freezes when I type / | /r/neovim | 2023-12-06

    Please take a look at this issue. The culprit is the path source of nvim-cmp.

  • AstroNvim

    AstroNvim is an aesthetic and feature-rich neovim config that is extensible and easy to use with a great set of plugins

  • Project mention: AstroNvim 4.7.1 | | 2024-05-16
  • lazy.nvim

    💤 A modern plugin manager for Neovim

  • Project mention: How to override the colors of NeoSolarized in NeoVim | | 2024-04-21

    First, I installed NeoSolarized.nvim via lazy.nvim, so the code would be simple like the following one.

  • nvim-lspconfig

    Quickstart configs for Nvim LSP

  • Project mention: JetBrains' unremovable AI assistant meets irresistible outcry | | 2024-02-03

    I suggest looking for blog posts about this, you're gunnuh wanna pick out a plugin manager and stuff. It's kind of like a package manager for neovim. You can install everything manually but usually you manually install a plugin manager and it gives you commands to manage the rest of your plugins.

    These two plugins are the bare minimum in my view.

    Treesitter gives you much better syntax highlighting based on a parser for a given language.

    This plugin helps you connect to a given language LSP quickly with sensible defaults. You more or less pick your language from here and copy paste a snippet, and then install the relevant LSP:

    For Python you'll want pylsp. For JavaScript it will depend on what frontend framework you're using, I probably can't help you there.

    pylsp itself takes some plugins and you'll probably want them.

    Best of luck! Happy hacking.

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  • packer.nvim

    A use-package inspired plugin manager for Neovim. Uses native packages, supports Luarocks dependencies, written in Lua, allows for expressive config

  • Project mention: thethethe.nvim - neovim friendly autocorrect plugin | /r/neovim | 2023-10-21


  • mason.nvim

    Portable package manager for Neovim that runs everywhere Neovim runs. Easily install and manage LSP servers, DAP servers, linters, and formatters.

  • Project mention: I can't stand using VSCode so I wrote my own (it wasn't easy) | | 2024-04-21
  • nvim-tree.lua

    A file explorer tree for neovim written in lua

  • Project mention: Installing neovim plugins (nvim-tree) | /r/NixOS | 2023-11-18

    This works for installing the other plugins. But I can't seem to access nvim-tree. According to the website (, I should be able enter :NvimTreeOpen in neovim, but I get "Not an editor command: NvimTreeOpen." Any ideas?

  • neorg

    Modernity meets insane extensibility. The future of organizing your life in Neovim.

  • Project mention: Neorg – organize your life in Neovim | | 2024-03-26

    This seems like what they have

  • lualine.nvim

    A blazing fast and easy to configure neovim statusline plugin written in pure lua.

  • Project mention: dapui and lualine visual/aesthetic configuration | /r/neovim | 2023-07-27

    However, this is what my current setup looks like. 1. No titles. 2. lualine at the very bottom. Any suggestions? I tried reading the docs (dapui, lualine), but am kinda lost. I am not sure what I did wrong?

  • Neovim-from-scratch

    📚 A Neovim config designed from scratch to be understandable

  • Project mention: My Text Editor Journey: Towards Modal Editing | | 2024-05-21

    I've moved from kickstart to neovim-for-newbs by TypeCraft, and then settling with a config I've based off of Neovim from Scratch by chrisatmachine. I've added the plugins I use, made changes to my liking, and converted it to an IDE for my coding. I even created a colorscheme (which I named neodarker) by modifying an existing one, to match my taste.

  • tokyonight.nvim

    🏙 A clean, dark Neovim theme written in Lua, with support for lsp, treesitter and lots of plugins. Includes additional themes for Kitty, Alacritty, iTerm and Fish.

  • Project mention: Closest thing to tokyonight.nvim that works with standard vim? | /r/neovim | 2023-12-07

    I have several production servers I work on that we use standard vim9 on to edit config files, etc. I love tokyonight.nvim and would love to be able to use it or something as close to it at possible with vim9, but have yet to be able to find anything. Any suggestions?

  • nvim-dap

    Debug Adapter Protocol client implementation for Neovim

  • Project mention: I can't stand using VSCode so I wrote my own (it wasn't easy) | | 2024-04-21

    There are DAP extensions for both Vim (e.g. and NeoVim ( I can't speak as to the experience in detail (I think I briefly played with nvim-dap a year or two ago), but I suspect that for most it will be good enough.

  • trouble.nvim

    🚦 A pretty diagnostics, references, telescope results, quickfix and location list to help you solve all the trouble your code is causing.

  • Project mention: How to copy LSP diagnostics from folke/trouble to quickfix window? | /r/neovim | 2023-12-02

    Does anyone know if it's possible to copy the LSP diagnostics (which currently is being displayed using folke/trouble to the quickfix window?

  • nvim

    🍨 Soothing pastel theme for (Neo)vim

  • Project mention: Benchmarking some of my favourite neovim plugins over time | /r/neovim | 2023-07-12
  • which-key.nvim

    💥 Create key bindings that stick. WhichKey is a lua plugin for Neovim 0.5 that displays a popup with possible keybindings of the command you started typing.

  • Project mention: Modeless Vim | | 2024-01-15

    There is a well known plugin for neovim to do this kind of behavior. You can even create your own hotkeys into that plugin and will help you navigate and memorize different hotkeys for the editor. The plugin is called whichkey, and this is their github

  • gitsigns.nvim

    Git integration for buffers

  • Project mention: Please, help with highlights. | /r/neovim | 2023-12-09

    those are gitsigns. read :h gitsigns-highlight-groups. i think the first 3 ones (gitsignsadd, gitsignschange, gitsignsdelete) would need their background cleared.

  • mini.nvim

    Library of 35+ independent Lua modules improving overall Neovim (version 0.7 and higher) experience with minimal effort

  • Project mention: Buscadores personalizados con Mini.Pick | | 2024-05-17
  • indent-blankline.nvim

    Indent guides for Neovim

  • Project mention: Use the builtin `listchars` option to implement minimalistic indent guides | /r/neovim | 2023-12-07

    Compared to the feature-rich plugins, this simple implementation has many drawbacks, such as not displaying indent guides on empty lines. I think its only advantage might be its extreme simplicity. Yes, I pursue minimalism so I wrote this piece of code. For a better (maybe best) and more comprehensive experience, please check indent-blankline.nvim.

  • toggleterm.nvim

    A neovim lua plugin to help easily manage multiple terminal windows

  • Project mention: Neovide – a simple, no-nonsense, cross-platform GUI for Neovim | | 2024-01-31

    As a data point, I'd like to chime in here. I have been a 15 year user of tmux (and screen before that) and never thought I'd change my development habits. Over the holidays I decided I would do one of those once-every-five-years upgrades to my vim setup as I had accrued dozens of vendored plugins in normal vim and wanted to see what the big deal with neovim was.

    I bit the bullet and evaluated some of the "distributions" (AstroNvim and kickstarter) and played around with all the new lua plugins that I had never thought I needed (why use telescope when FZF-vim worked so well?).

    Anyways, after a month of tweaking and absorbing, I found myself running Neovide only, and doing something I never thought I'd see, running tmux from within neovim/neovide. I think this only works (for me) because of session management (there are half a dozen plugins for handling quickly changing 'workspaces') and because the built-in terminal (with a very useful plugin called toggleterm: works so well.

    I have not stopped using tmux and layouts, and it sits in another fullscreen iterm2 workspace, but I find that I now spend 90% of my time using a fullscreen neovide and summoning/toggling tmux momentarily for running commands.

    Of course, the caveat here is that my preferred mode of operation is being fullscreen as often as possible. I think if your preferred mode of operation is to always see splits then running neovim from the terminal within tmux is still the way to go.

    As for why I like neovide? I find the animations, when tweaked to be less 'cool' are extremely useful to see where the cursor jumps to. I am also a huge fan of the fact that I can finally use 'linespace' to put some space between my lines of code -- it is an aesthetic I didn't realize I wanted.

  • noice.nvim

    💥 Highly experimental plugin that completely replaces the UI for messages, cmdline and the popupmenu.

  • Project mention: Add padding to command? | /r/neovim | 2023-12-09

    there's noice which can position the cmdline basically wherever except below the statusline (I think this is a ui_attach limitation)

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NOTE: The open source projects on this list are ordered by number of github stars. The number of mentions indicates repo mentiontions in the last 12 Months or since we started tracking (Dec 2020).

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What are some of the best open-source Neovim projects in Lua? This list will help you:

Project Stars
1 NvChad 23,203
2 LunarVim 17,546
3 telescope.nvim 14,280
4 LazyVim 13,472
5 AstroNvim 12,026
6 lazy.nvim 11,987
7 nvim-lspconfig 9,710
8 packer.nvim 7,645
9 mason.nvim 6,956
10 nvim-tree.lua 6,620
11 neorg 5,922
12 lualine.nvim 5,479
13 Neovim-from-scratch 5,262
14 tokyonight.nvim 5,457
15 nvim-dap 4,892
16 trouble.nvim 4,807
17 nvim 4,819
18 which-key.nvim 4,547
19 gitsigns.nvim 4,482
20 mini.nvim 4,110
21 indent-blankline.nvim 3,804
22 toggleterm.nvim 3,811
23 noice.nvim 3,745

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