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JavaScript Express Basics Using Templates with Express Review Response.render

Vasanth Baskaran
Vasanth Baskaran
4,333 Points

Code is good, but getting error

I have done as instructed in the video, not sure why i am getting the error.

app.js
const express = require('express');
const posts = require('./mock/posts.json');

const app = express();

app.set('view engine', 'pug');
app.set('views', __dirname + '/templates')

app.get('/', (req, res) => {
  res.render('main', { posts: 'posts' });
});

app.listen(3000, () => {
  console.log("The frontend server is running on port 3000!");
});

1 Answer

Tim Knight
Tim Knight
28,863 Points

Vasanth,

You're close here. In your example though you're passing the string of "posts" in where you want to pass in the posts variable that you've set on line too. Notice the small different in the code here.

const express = require('express');
const posts = require('./mock/posts.json');

const app = express();

app.set('view engine', 'pug');
app.set('views', __dirname + '/templates')

app.get('/', (req, res) => {
  res.render('main', { posts: posts });
});

app.listen(3000, () => {
  console.log("The frontend server is running on port 3000!");
});