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Vuexpress - Vue + express.js

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Introduction

VueXpress is a template engine for express.js. You can easily rendering *.vue templates on the server. Check out the usage information.

Install

$ npm i @doweb/vuexpress --save

You need to install the peer dependencies as well

$ npm i vue vuex vue-loader css-loader vue-template-compiler node-sass sass-loader postcss-loader postcss-loader webpack-node-externals webpack-merge webpack babel-core babel-loader babel-plugin-transform-object-rest-spread babel-preset-env --save

Usage

File: example.js

const vueRenderer = require('@doweb/vuexpress').vueRenderer;
const express = require('express');
const app = express();

let options = {
    // folder with your views
    views: './views',
    // cache templates
    cache: true,
    // use watch = true only in dev mode! Will start webpack watcher only on the current request.
    watch: false,
    // meta info - check out https://github.com/ktquez/vue-head for more information
    metaInfo: {
      title: 'Default Title'
    },
    // extract css to file, otherwise it will be inline
    extractCSS: true,
    // css output folder, extracted styles from your *.vue files
    cssOutputPath: 'css/style.css',
    // path to your web root
    publicPath: './public',
    // global vars, access directly like window.
    globals: {
        example: 'world!'
    },
    plugins: [
        // vue plugins
        // require('your-plugin')
    ],
    compilerConfig: {
        // custom webpack config
    },
    compilerConfigCallback: function(webpackConfig) {
        // change the merged webpackconfig if you like
        return webpackConfig;
    },
    onError: (err) => {}, // error handler
    onReady: () => {} // ready event handler, when completed the work of initialization
};

const renderer = vueRenderer(options);
app.use(renderer);

app.get('/', function(req, res) {
    res.render('example', { myVar1: 'my variable one' });
});

app.get('/plain', function(req, res) {
    // render template without html head and body
    res.render('example', { myVar1: 'my variable one' }, { plain: true, inlineCSS: false });
});

File: example.vue

For head configuration check out vue-head

<template>
    <div id="app">
       {{myVar}} {{myVar2}}
    </div>
</template>

<script>
    import axios from 'axios';

    export default {
        name: 'Example',
        data() {
            return {
                myVar: 'Hello',
                myVar2: '',
                asyncExample: ''
            };
        },
        metaInfo: {
            title: 'Default Title',
            titleTemplate: '%s | My Awesome Website',
            meta: [
                { charset: 'utf-8' },
                { name: 'viewport', content: 'width=device-width, initial-scale=1' }
            ]
        },
        created() {
            this.myVar2 = example;
        },
        methods: {},
        computed: {},
        components: {}
    }
</script>

<style lang="scss">
    body {
        #app {
            font-size: 16px;
            font-weight: bold;
        }
    }
</style>

Changelog

See CHANGELOG.md

License

MIT

Copyright (c) 2018-present, Dominik Weber

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Vue + Express.js = VueXpress / A server side rendering engine for Express.js. Use .vue files as your express.js templates.

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