[Fixed] How to include route handlers in multiple files in Express?


In my NodeJS express application I have app.js that has a few common routes. Then in a wf.js file I would like to define a few more routes.

How can I get app.js to recognize other route handlers defined in wf.js file?

A simple require does not seem to work.


If you want to put the routes in a separate file, for example routes.js, you can create the routes.js file in this way:

module.exports = function(app){

    app.get('/login', function(req, res){
        res.render('login', {
            title: 'Express Login'

    //other routes..

And then you can require it from app.js passing the app object in this way:


Have a look at these examples: https://github.com/visionmedia/express/tree/master/examples/route-separation

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