Samuel Olusola
Dec 24, 2021 ⋅ 9 min read

How to use EJS to template your Node.js application

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7 Replies to "How to use EJS to template your Node.js application"

  1. please help when i used localhost:8080 the response on the navigator is :

    Error: Failed to lookup view “pages/index” in views directory “C:\Users\PC\Desktop\server\views”
    at Function.render (C:\Users\PC\Desktop\server\node_modules\express\lib\application.js:580:17)
    at ServerResponse.render (C:\Users\PC\Desktop\server\node_modules\express\lib\response.js:1017:7)
    at C:\Users\PC\Desktop\server\app.js:8:10
    at Layer.handle [as handle_request] (C:\Users\PC\Desktop\server\node_modules\express\lib\router\layer.js:95:5)
    at next (C:\Users\PC\Desktop\server\node_modules\express\lib\router\route.js:137:13)
    at Route.dispatch (C:\Users\PC\Desktop\server\node_modules\express\lib\router\route.js:112:3)
    at Layer.handle [as handle_request] (C:\Users\PC\Desktop\server\node_modules\express\lib\router\layer.js:95:5)
    at C:\Users\PC\Desktop\server\node_modules\express\lib\router\index.js:281:22
    at Function.process_params (C:\Users\PC\Desktop\server\node_modules\express\lib\router\index.js:341:12)
    at next (C:\Users\PC\Desktop\server\node_modules\express\lib\router\index.js:275:10)
    i used your demonstration
    thank you for help

  2. While passing location of file to res.render(), the views directorry act as home directory. So a file named index.ejs in views folder would have to be passed as res.render(‘index’)

  3. Don’t forget to enable ejs in your vs code inorder for the ejs pages to work . simply go the market place (Extensions )and install EJS Language Support.

    And also sometimes some errors happen because you have not restarted the server, whenever you experience an error yet everything is correct, just restart your server

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