Release Notes

v2.1.0 Released on


  • Expose loading.throttle as an option (PR #3953)
  • Allow to customize or disable minimizer plugins (PR #4018)
  • Use understandable file names for analyze mode (PR #4014)


  • Correctly evaluate options.server values port, host, socket (PR #3942)
  • Properly serialize undefined values in vuex store (PR #3913)
  • Don't allow to cache error pages (PR #3962)
  • Update all non-major dependencies, vue-meta to ^1.5.5 (PR #3991)
  • Apply default value for NODE_ENV environment variable (PR #4003)
  • Typofixes from (PR #4013)


  • Refactor client store code style (PR #3683)

v2.0.0 Released on

Migration guide for 2.0.0

Your migration is mostly straightforward as Nuxt 2 does not makes breaking changes. So you can try your chance and simply upgrade to Nuxt 2 using yarn add nuxt@^2.0.0 or npm install nuxt@^2.0.0 😉

The long but peaceful approach

  • Carefully read release notes
  • If you are using a VCS for your project commit and push latest changes and then checkout into a new branch
  • Stop any Nuxt process
  • [optional] Delete all directories .nuxt, node_modules, yarn.lock and package.lock.json
  • Ensure you are using the latest node version (Node 10.x and NPM >= 5 are recommended)
  • Upgrade nuxt.config.js, modules and serverMiddleware to use import/export instead of require
  • Ensure webpack and vue dependencies are not explicitly set inside your package.json, if so please upgrade them to match Nuxt used versions
  • Do npm install or yarn install
  • [optional] Use npm outdated or yarn outdated and manually update any other dependency with care
  • If you have a CDN deployment system, please make sure you have updated CI/CD configurations to publish .nuxt/dist/clientinstead of .nuxt/dist

Still Having problems? Make a bug report at CMTY or reach us using Discord

Major changes

  • We now use Webpack 4. We announced 2.x and started publishing latest changes as nuxt-edge package at March. But we wanted to make sure that most of the plugins were updated and stable before releasing a stable version of Nuxt.js
  • Due to server/client artifact isolation (PR #3758), external build.publicPath need to upload built content to .nuxt/dist/client directory instead .nuxt/dist.
  • ESM is supported everywhere you can now use export/import syntax in nuxt.config.js, serverMiddleware and modules.
  • Upgraded to use Babel 7 (PR #3667)
  • Use postcss-preset-env instead of postcss-cssnext (notes) (PR #3291), config build.postcss.preset is for postcss-preset-env options
  • Introducing nuxt-start for runtime only and nuxt-legacy to support Node < 8
  • Due to css-loader upgradation, use ~assets instead of ~/assets for alias in <url> CSS data type, e.g., background: url("~assets/banner.svg")


  • watchQuery lets you observe query strings and execute component methods (asyncData, fetch, validate, layout etc) on change (3d49d8d2905796f063b171fdd935da721622fe05)
  • You can now Ignore pages with a prefix (PR #2594)
  • Internal hooks can be set hierarchically in nuxt.config.js (PR #3766)
  • Added loading: false option to pages, see example, (PR #3629)
  • New stores modules can now be built by a combination of files (actions.js, mutations.js, getters.js and state.js) along with index.js (PR #3636)
  • Support functional filenames for webpack assets (PR #3787)
  • Server middleware watchers support (PR #3718)
  • HTTPS and Unix sockets support out of the box (PR #3831)
  • Support server option in nuxt.config.js to set HOST and PORT (PRs #3701)
  • Support using NUXT_HOST, NUXT_PORT environment variables (PR #3651)
  • Configure Vue directly in nuxt.config.js (PR #3655)
  • Add preset option for postcss in nuxt.config.js(PR #3734)
  • Make compression middleware customizable (#3863)
  • Environment variables starting with NUXT_ENV_ will be automatically included in process.env (#3862)
  • no-ssr has been upgraded to vue-no-ssr 1.0.0, it supports placeholderTag


  • Fix HTML script tag in core/renderer to remove W3C warning (PR #2971)
  • Add render:context hook (PR #3294)
  • Replace background-color to background in loadingIndicator (PR #3656), so you can use an image or some gradient for your background in SPA mode!
  • Correctly center loadingIndicator when using IE (PR #3779)
  • Add watch option to watch custom files to restart the Nuxt.js server (default: nuxt.config.js and serverMiddleware files) (PRs #3633 and #3718)
  • Isolate client and server artifacts (PR #3758) for better security of SSR bundles.
  • Using webpackbar and consola for a sexier CLI experience and better CI compatibility.
  • Better webpack asset names for development and production. (PR #3789). Also, prevent assets name collision in dev mode (Issue #3786)
  • Call global Vue errorHandler in fetch and asyncData (PR #3652, #3781)
  • Error page rendering before redirect (PR #3782)
  • Disable template literals in lodash templates (PR #3753)
  • Display proper error when the specified plugin isn't found (PR #3672)
  • Customize the path to your app.html template in nuxt.config.js (PR #3678)
  • Quiet option when building your Nuxt app (PR #3705)
  • Minify extracted CSS assets (#3857)
  • Add tests to check for changed files (#3893)
  • Overwrite store.registerModule to work seamlessly with SSR (#3909)
  • Add throttle option to skip progress for fast loads (#3886)


  • The vendor array isn't used anymore because of Webpack 4
  • We removed DLL support as it was not stable enough and Webpack 4 is much faster now.
  • Obsolete AggressiveSplittingPlugin (PR #3545)
  • The render.gzip option. Use render.compressor instead.


  • ESLint: Consistent parens in arrow functions (PR #3630)
  • ESLint: Require await in async function (PR #3676)
  • ESLint: Force dot-notation where applicable (PR #3677)
  • ESLint: Force if braces (no lonely ifs) (PR #3685)
  • ESLint: Prohibit var (PR #3681)
  • ESLint: Prefer const over let (PR #3650)

v1.4.2 Released on


  • Upgrade vue for fixing XSS vulnerability on SSR

v1.4.1 Released on


  • Upgrade vue-loader from 13.7.0 to ^13.7.2 for prettier issue (#3385)

v1.4.0 Released on


  • Feature: You can now customize the directories names (see PR #2748)
  • Feature: add static.prefix (PR #2755)
  • Feature: you can now add a layout with a module (see PR #2790)
  • Hooks: add context as third parameter of render:route hook (PR #2754)
  • Multiple policy support for Content-Security-Policy #2736
  • Inject ssrContext into createRouter and createStore (see PR #2831)


  • fix: add the possibility to set staging environment via NODE_ENV (PR #2742)
  • Fix: Changing only the query on a non-dynamic component was not updating page data (fix #2737)


  • Refactor cli (PR #2783)


Big thank you too all the contributors for these amazing pull requests 👏

v1.3.0 Released on


  • Add SPA fallback template, this is a killer feature for static generated websites, please read #2690
  • Check expected node version #2718
  • Support scrollBehaviour with transitions (fix #1376), big thank you to @homerjam for his help on this!


  • Support auto import of .jsx files (PR #2696)

v1.2.1 Released on


  • fix: Add postcss-import-resolver in dependencies

v1.2.0 Released on

Minor changes


  • Fix: redirect to external urls works with nuxt generate now (fix #2570)
  • Fix: ssrContext.error is not a function (PR #2610)
  • Fix: Add aliases (~, ~~, @ and @@) to postcss-import #2617 (fix #1453)
  • Fix: error undefined on plugins error for server-side (
  • Fix: multiple components in one route (PR #2679)
  • Fix: resolve exact route prior to index (PR #2673)
  • Fix: Handle redirect in middleware to avoid calling asyncData & fetch, fix #542 and #2665


v1.1.1 Released on


  • fix(module): default module options to empty object
  • misc: use console.warn for warnings
  • style: format with prettier
  • fix: logError is not a function #2577.
  • fix: exit with code (0) on successful nuxt-build #2569.
  • fix: regression with module.addVendor with array #2574.
  • test: add failing test for #2574

v1.1.0 Released on


  • Many improvements for better CLI error handling
  • CLI commands exit with code (1) on any unwanted error with modules (Except nuxt dev)


  • Add support for CSP script-src safe inline (PR #2549) via render.csp option in nuxt.config.js
  • Align nuxt-start package.json with main package.json (PR #2556) (nuxt-start is still WIP)


  • fix: Prioritize nested node_modules, fix #2558
  • fix: Nested redirect in spa mode
  • fix: Cannot read property 'call' of undefined when extractCSS is true, fix #2551
  • fix: Improve loading bar to handle page redirects (even to origin page), fix #2563

v1.0.0 Released on

1.0.0 is out! :tada:

It's been a long run and we are really proud to announce the official 1.0 release. Thank you so much for your support and we are looking forward to hear your feedback :heart:

Medium article:

Breaking changes

:warning: Minimum Node.js version required for Nuxt.js is also increased to 8.0.0 (Current LTS). This allows notable security and performance improvements for both Nuxt and SSR rendering by using native async/awaits and making development easier. So don't forget to upgrade Node to the latest version in both server and your local environment ;)

We have a new internal hook system now, some modules can be broken with 1.0 if they were relying on this.nuxt.plugin(), instead, they will have to use this.hook(), see module hooks documentation.

We removed the internal extensions for .ts, if you want to use TypeScript into Nuxt.js, we recommend you to check out our typescript example.


For the below depreciation, it will still work but you will get a warning to tell you to change your code to the new value.

For better bundling experience for server-side and client-side, we deprecated context.isClient and context.isServer in flavor of process.client and process.server. Since these variables comes from our webpack configuration, it will optimize your client-side and server-side bundles magically :nail_care:

We also deprecated dev property inside build.extend() in flavour of isDev.


  • We are now ignoring files starting with a - in front of its filename (example: pages/-ignored.vue) (PR #2417)
  • Layout transitions #1620
  • Add route.meta (array of matched page .meta) into context, useful for middleware (see details)
  • Middleware: you can now define middleware as a function, see example
  • Store: you now have access to this.$router and inside your store actions!
  • You can set body: true, in your head.script[] to move your scripts at the end of <body> (see example)
  • nuxt generate --no-build: Useful for conditions when just dynamic routes are being changed. This makes incremental builds much faster.
  • Hooks: you can extend even further Nuxt by using hooks now, the documentation is coming soon.
  • New configuration: build.styleResources, check out our style-resources example.


  • Upgrade Vue to 2.5.x #1723 #1868
  • Upgrade to Vue-Router & Vuex to 3.0
  • No more babel warning #1698
  • Adds support for folders in /layouts #1865
  • Mode spa: Respect mounted hook on first render (fix #1629)
  • Add --version & -v flag to nuxt binary (you can do npx nuxt -v to know which version of nuxt.js you are using in your project) #1840
  • Improve error message when a plugin is not found #1846
  • Add ENV variable into app.html, corresponds to env from your nuxt.config.js
  • Context is shared across plugins and pages (useful for axios interceptor with redirect), it also improves perfs!
  • Improved plugins system
  • Better nuxt dev experience with faster and more stable reloads
  • SSR performance improvements thanks to node async/awaits
  • Allow redirects to external URL (#2265)
  • Support options.modulesDir as Array
  • Upgraded uglifyjs with parrallel options as default for faster builds


v1.0.0-rc11 Released on


v1.0.0-rc10 Released on


  • Add resourcesLoaded plugin for Renderer #1586
  • Fix: rename context.serverState to context.nuxtState #1600
  • Fix: Handle synchronous components attached to routes

v1.0.0-rc9 Released on


  • Add context.nuxtState (only on client-side and universal mode), equals to window.__NUXT__, useful for plugins which are using beforeNuxtRender hook


v1.0.0-rc8 Released on


  • We now use Vuex 2.4.0 which allow us to bind context into actions and mutations! If you use official axios-module you can now use:
export default {
  actions: {
    async getProfile({ commit }) {
       const profile = await this.$axios.$get('user/profile')
       // Also app context is available using ``


  • Fix compile error when using scrollBehavior #1517
  • Fix maximum call stack size exceeded #582
  • Match correct route when resolveComponents in hash mode #1532
  • Remove bulma in dependencies #1531
  • Disable ModuleConcatenationPlugin as of some problems with resource hints #1508
  • Use `css-loader@0.28.6, you can now use~/assets/...into your