Vue.js Integration

ColdBox Elixir has an optional installation package to provide you with Vue.js and Vueify component compilation out of the box. This will allow you to create .vue extension components, integrate with Vue.js and Browserify will compile them for you.

You will begin by installing Vue.js via npm: npm install vue --save. This will add Vue as a dependency for your project in your project's package.json and into the node_modules directory. The following is the package.json you should use when integrating with Vue.js:


  "private": true,
  "devDependencies": {
    "coldbox-elixir": "1.1.0",
    "gulp": "^3.9.1"
  "dependencies": {
    "vue": "^2.0.0"

Then create your normal JavaScript and Vue components in your resources/assets/js folder. You can even use the new (EcmaScript6)[] syntax if you like, then just mix them up using the webpack, rollup, or browserify method:


var elixir = require( "coldbox-elixir" );

elixir( function( mix ){
    mix.webpack( "app.js" );

Your App.js can look like this:


import Vue from 'vue';

new Vue({
  el: '#app',
  data: {
    message: "Hello, world!"

And you can import any components following the same relative path of the resources/assets/js folder.

You can also use the optional .vue syntax which allows you to co-locate your template, styles, and scripts. Read more about the .vue syntax here.


import Vue from 'vue';
import Profile from './components/Profile.vue';

new Vue({
  el: '#app',
  components: { Profile }

To use this syntax, you will need the coldbox-elixir-vue or coldbox-elixir-vue-2 extension, depending on which version of Vue.js you are running. See the individual GitHub pages for installation instructions.


  <div class="profile">
    {{ name }}

export default {
  data () {
    return {
      name: 'Luis Majano'

.profile {
    background: #eee;
    border: 1px solid #aaa;
    border-radius: 2em;
    margin: 2em auto;
    min-height: 150px;
    padding: 2em;
    width: 300px;

You would then use this in your ColdBox layout or view like so:

<div id="app">
<script src="/includes/js/App.js"></script>

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