Published: February 02 2023

Vue 3 - Catch All Redirect (Default Route) with Vue Router

Tutorial built with Vue 3.2.45 and Vue Router 4.1.6

This is a super quick post to show how to create a catch all (default) redirect to the home page (/) in a Vue 3 app with Vue Router. The redirect runs when a request is made to a route that doesn't exist in the Vue 3 app.

The way to do it is with a custom parameter catch all regular expression like this:

{ path: '/:pathMatch(.*)*', redirect: '/' }

The path is a custom route parameter (:pathMatch) followed by a catch all regex ((.*)*) to match all paths. When a request matches this route it is redirected to the home page ('/') with the redirect property.

Example Vue 3 Router with Catch All Redirect

This is an example Vue 3 component with a few page routes configured and a default catch all redirect to the home page.

import { createRouter, createWebHistory } from 'vue-router';

import { HomeView, AboutView, ServicesView, ContactView } from '@/views';

export const router = createRouter({
    history: createWebHistory(import.meta.env.BASE_URL),
    linkActiveClass: 'active',
    routes: [
        { path: '/', component: HomeView },
        { path: '/about', component: AboutView },
        { path: '/services', component: ServicesView },
        { path: '/contact', component: ContactView },

        // default redirect to home page
        { path: '/:pathMatch(.*)*', redirect: '/' }


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