API: The router Property

The router property lets you customize Nuxt.js router (vue-router).

base

  • Type: String
  • Default: '/'

The base URL of the app. For example, if the entire single page application is served under /app/, then base should use the value '/app/'.

This can be useful if you need to serve Nuxt as a different context root, from within a bigger Web site. Notice that you may, or may not set up a Front Proxy Web Server.

If you want to have a redirect to router.base, you can do so using a Hook, see Redirect to router.base when not on root.

Example (nuxt.config.js):

export default {
  router: {
    base: '/app/'
  }
}

When base is set, Nuxt.js will also add in the document header <base href="{{ router.base }}"/>.

This option is given directly to the vue-router base.

routeNameSplitter

  • Type: String
  • Default: '-'

You may want to change the separator between route names that Nuxt.js uses. You can do so via the routeNameSplitter option in your configuration file. Imagine we have the page file pages/posts/_id.vue. Nuxt will generate the route name programatically, in this case posts-id. Changing the routeNameSplitter config to / the name will therefore change to posts/id.

Example (nuxt.config.js):

export default {
  router: {
    routeNameSplitter: '/'
  }
}

extendRoutes

  • Type: Function

You may want to extend the routes created by Nuxt.js. You can do so via the extendRoutes option.

Example of adding a custom route:

nuxt.config.js

export default {
  router: {
    extendRoutes (routes, resolve) {
      routes.push({
        name: 'custom',
        path: '*',
        component: resolve(__dirname, 'pages/404.vue')
      })
    }
  }
}

The schema of the route should respect the vue-router schema.

Warning: when adding routes that use Named Views, don't forget to add the corresponding chunkNames of named components.

nuxt.config.js

export default {
  router: {
    extendRoutes (routes, resolve) {
      routes.push({
        path: '/users/:id',
        components: {
          default: resolve(__dirname, 'pages/users'), // or routes[index].component
          modal: resolve(__dirname, 'components/modal.vue')
        },
        chunkNames: {
          modal: 'components/modal'
        }
      })
    }
  }
}

fallback

  • Type: boolean
  • Default: false

Controls whether the router should fallback to hash mode when the browser does not support history.pushState but mode is set to history.

Setting this to false essentially makes every router-link navigation a full page refresh in IE9. This is useful when the app is server-rendered and needs to work in IE9, because a hash mode URL does not work with SSR.

This option is given directly to the vue-router fallback.

linkActiveClass

  • Type: String
  • Default: 'nuxt-link-active'

Globally configure <nuxt-link> default active class.

Example (nuxt.config.js):

export default {
  router: {
    linkActiveClass: 'active-link'
  }
}

This option is given directly to the vue-router linkactiveclass.

linkExactActiveClass

  • Type: String
  • Default: 'nuxt-link-exact-active'

Globally configure <nuxt-link> default exact active class.

Example (nuxt.config.js):

export default {
  router: {
    linkExactActiveClass: 'exact-active-link'
  }
}

This option is given directly to the vue-router linkexactactiveclass.

linkPrefetchedClass

  • Type: String
  • Default: false

Globally configure <nuxt-link> default prefetch class (feature disabled by default)

Example (nuxt.config.js):

export default {
  router: {
    linkPrefetchedClass: 'nuxt-link-prefetched'
  }
}

middleware

  • Type: String or Array
    • Items: String

Set the default(s) middleware for every page of the application.

Example:

nuxt.config.js

export default {
  router: {
    // Run the middleware/user-agent.js on every page
    middleware: 'user-agent'
  }
}

middleware/user-agent.js

export default function (context) {
  // Add the userAgent property in the context (available in `asyncData` and `fetch`)
  context.userAgent = process.server ? context.req.headers['user-agent'] : navigator.userAgent
}

To learn more about the middleware, see the middleware guide.

mode

  • Type: String
  • Default: 'history'

Configure the router mode, this is not recommended to change it due to server-side rendering.

Example (nuxt.config.js):

export default {
  router: {
    mode: 'hash'
  }
}

This option is given directly to the vue-router mode.

parseQuery / stringifyQuery

  • Type: Function

Provide custom query string parse / stringify functions. Overrides the default.

This option is given directly to the vue-router parseQuery / stringifyQuery.

Added with Nuxt v2.4.0

  • Type: Boolean
  • Default: true

Configure <nuxt-link> to prefetch the code-splitted page when detected within the viewport. Requires IntersectionObserver to be supported (see CanIUse).

We recommend conditionally polyfilling this feature with a service like Polyfill.io:

nuxt.config.js

export default {
  head: {
    script: [
      { src: 'https://polyfill.io/v2/polyfill.min.js?features=IntersectionObserver', body: true }
    ]
  }
}

To disable the prefetching on a specific link, you can use the no-prefetch prop. Since Nuxt.js v2.10.0, you can also use the prefetch prop set to false:

<nuxt-link to="/about" no-prefetch>About page not pre-fetched</nuxt-link>
<nuxt-link to="/about" :prefetch="false">About page not pre-fetched</nuxt-link>

To disable the prefetching on all links, set the prefetchLinks to false:

// nuxt.config.js
export default {
  router: {
    prefetchLinks: false
  }
}

Since Nuxt.js v2.10.0, if you have set prefetchLinks to false but you want to prefetch a specific link, you can use the prefetch prop:

<nuxt-link to="/about" prefetch>About page pre-fetched</nuxt-link>

scrollBehavior

  • Type: Function

The scrollBehavior option lets you define a custom behavior for the scroll position between the routes. This method is called every time a page is rendered. To learn more about it, see vue-router scrollBehavior documentation.

Starting from v2.9.0, you can use a file to overwrite the router scrollBehavior, this file should be placed in ~/app/router.scrollBehavior.js.

You can see Nuxt default router.scrollBehavior.js file here: packages/vue-app/template/router.scrollBehavior.js.

Example of forcing the scroll position to the top for every routes:

app/router.scrollBehavior.js

export default function (to, from, savedPosition) {
  return { x: 0, y: 0 }
}

trailingSlash

  • Type: Boolean or undefined
  • Default: undefined
  • Available since: v2.10

If this option iss set to true, trailing slashes will be appended to every route. If set to false, they'll be removed.

Attention: This option should not be set without preparation and has to be tested thoroughly. When setting router.trailingSlash to something else than undefined, the opposite route will stop working. Thus 301 redirects should be in place and you internal linking has to be adapted correctly. If you set trailingSlash to true, then only example.com/abc/ will work but not example.com/abc. On false, it's vice-versa

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