Server Side Rendering with Vue and Express

May 5, 2019

Vue has solid support for server-side rendering in Node.js. This means that, given a Vue app, you can render the app in an Express endpoint using the renderToString function in the server-renderer directory.

Below is an example of rendering a Vue app using Express.

const express = require('express');
const { createSSRApp } = require('vue');
const { renderToString } = require('vue/server-renderer');

const server = express()

server.get('/', (req, res) => {
  const app = createSSRApp({
    data: () => ({ count: 1 }),
    template: `<button @click="count++">{{ count }}</button>`

  renderToString(app).then((html) => {
        <title>Vue SSR Example</title>
        <div id="app">${html}</div>

server.listen(3000, () => {

Note that the renderToString() function returns a promise. Make sure you handle errors.

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