Troubleshooting the Vim plugin

This article describes some common issues users encounter with the Vim plugin as well as fixes for the issues.

No Kite Status Indicator Shown

If you've tried setting your statusline but still do not see the Kite indicator, please check the following.

1. Check that the Kite plugin is installed

First, make sure that the Vim plugin is in fact installed by checking Kite's plugin manager. If the plugin is not installed, then you can use the plugin manager to install it.

⚠️ Important: You may need to restart Vim after installing the plugin for the changes to take effect.

2. Check that you are coding in a saved and supported file

Kite is only active in saved files with supported file extensions. Specifically, check that you are coding in a file saved with a .py extension.

3. If you still don't see the Kite indicator...

Please file an issue in our GitHub repository so we can investigate.

4. You don't see JavaScript or Go completions

JavaScript and Go completions for Vim are coming soon. To be notified when it's available, please fill out this form.

Kite's Features Aren't Working

Please make sure you've followed our guide to using the Vim plugin to ensure that you're using the plugin correctly. If you are having issues with completions, please make sure you've configured them Vim's completions.

If you still cannot get the Vim plugin to work, please file an issue in our GitHub repository so we can investigate.