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Connect Server with Express Engine- EJS Work as a Frontend

many of user does not understand how we create our data to frontend in react so this article help for you.

first we install

npm install ejs

then set some cofigurations in your project

  • first make folder views app.set('view engine','ejs');

index.ejs


`<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
<head>
    <meta charset="UTF-8">
    <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
    <title>Express Engine</title>
</head>
<body>
    <%= heading  %> 
</body>
</html>`
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in our index.js we simple render the page index.ejs

`app.get('/',(req,res)=>{

   res.render('index.ejs',{heading:"first Page"});
})`
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EJS work as a component based like in react

simply use include file

include('header.ejs')

some developers are think ejs is tough for us but dont worry about this is a simple like you work on html but some operation map array of content then use it like you use php as server .
<% array.forEach(item=>{}) %>`

we can do everything using ejs.

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Sandeep Author

<!DOCTYPE html>











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<% if(message){ %>

<%= message %> <%=status %>



<%} %>










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ADEOYE ADEFEMI OPEOLUWA

Been thinking about using ejs and express to build an app. This sorta give the motivation

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Sandeep Author

Yeah that's it