# Installation

# Direct Download / CDN

https://unpkg.com/vue-router@3/dist/vue-router.js (opens new window)

Unpkg.com (opens new window) provides npm-based CDN links. The above link will always point to the latest release on npm. You can also use a specific version/tag via URLs like https://unpkg.com/vue-router@3.0.0/dist/vue-router.js.

Include vue-router after Vue and it will install itself automatically:

<script src="/path/to/vue.js"></script>
<script src="/path/to/vue-router.js"></script>

# npm

npm install vue-router

When used with a module system, you must explicitly install the router via Vue.use():

import Vue from 'vue'
import VueRouter from 'vue-router'


You don't need to do this when using global script tags.

# Vue CLI

If you have a project using Vue CLI (opens new window) you can add Vue Router as a plugin. You can let the CLI generate the code above for you as well as two sample routes. It will also overwrite your App.vue so make sure to backup the file before running the following command inside your project:

vue add router

# Dev Build

You will have to clone directly from GitHub and build vue-router yourself if you want to use the latest dev build.

git clone https://github.com/vuejs/vue-router.git node_modules/vue-router
cd node_modules/vue-router
npm install
npm run build