<NuxtLink>

Nuxt provides <NuxtLink> component to handle any kind of links within your application.

<NuxtLink> is a drop-in replacement for both Vue Router's <RouterLink> component and HTML's <a> tag. It intelligently determines whether the link is internal or external and renders it accordingly with available optimizations (prefetching, default attributes, etc.)

Examples

Basic Usage

In this example, we use <NuxtLink> component to link to a website.

app.vue
<template>  <NuxtLink to="https://nuxtjs.org">    Nuxt website  </NuxtLink>  <!-- <a href="https://nuxtjs.org" rel="noopener noreferrer">...</a> --></template>
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Internal Routing

In this example, we use <NuxtLink> component to link to another page of the application.

pages/index.vue
<template>  <NuxtLink to="/about">    About page  </NuxtLink>  <!-- <a href="/about">...</a> (+Vue Router & prefetching) --></template>
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target and rel Attributes

In this example, we use <NuxtLink> with target, rel, and noRel props.

app.vue
<template>  <NuxtLink to="https://twitter.com/nuxt_js" target="_blank">    Nuxt Twitter  </NuxtLink>  <!-- <a href="https://twitter.com/nuxt_js" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">...</a> -->  <NuxtLink to="https://discord.nuxtjs.org" target="_blank" rel="noopener">    Nuxt Discord  </NuxtLink>  <!-- <a href="https://discord.nuxtjs.org" target="_blank" rel="noopener">...</a> -->  <NuxtLink to="https://github.com/nuxt" no-rel>    Nuxt GitHub  </NuxtLink>  <!-- <a href="https://github.com/nuxt">...</a> -->  <NuxtLink to="/contact" target="_blank">    Contact page opens in another tab  </NuxtLink>  <!-- <a href="/contact" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">...</a> --></template>
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Props

  • to: Any URL or a route location object from Vue Router
  • href: An alias for to. If used with to, href will be ignored
  • target: A target attribute value to apply on the link
  • rel: A rel attribute value to apply on the link. Defaults to "noopener noreferrer" for external links.
  • noRel: If set to true, no rel attribute will be added to the link
  • activeClass: A class to apply on active links. Works the same as Vue Router's active-class prop on internal links. Defaults to Vue Router's default ("router-link-active")
  • exactActiveClass: A class to apply on exact active links. Works the same as Vue Router's exact-active-class prop on internal links. Defaults to Vue Router's default "router-link-exact-active")
  • replace: Works the same as Vue Router's replace prop on internal links
  • ariaCurrentValue: An aria-current attribute value to apply on exact active links. Works the same as Vue Router's aria-current-value prop on internal links
  • external: Forces the link to be considered as external (true) or internal (false). This is helpful to handle edge-cases
  • prefetch and noPrefetch: Whether to enable prefetching assets for links that enter the view port.
  • prefetchedClass: A class to apply to links that have been prefetched.
  • custom: Whether <NuxtLink> should wrap its content in an <a> element. It allows taking full control of how a link is rendered and how navigation works when it is clicked. Works the same as Vue Router's custom prop

Defaults can be overwritten, see overwriting defaults if you want to change them.

Overwriting Defaults

You can overwrite <NuxtLink> defaults by creating your own link component using defineNuxtLink.

components/MyNuxtLink.ts
export default defineNuxtLink({  componentName: 'MyNuxtLink',  /* see signature below for more */})

You can then use <MyNuxtLink /> component as usual with your new defaults.

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defineNuxtLink({  componentName?: string;  externalRelAttribute?: string;  activeClass?: string;  exactActiveClass?: string;  prefetchedClass?: string;}) => Component
  • componentName: A name for the defined <NuxtLink> component.
  • externalRelAttribute: A default rel attribute value applied on external links. Defaults to "noopener noreferrer". Set it to "" to disable
  • activeClass: A default class to apply on active links. Works the same as Vue Router's linkActiveClass option. Defaults to Vue Router's default ("router-link-active")
  • exactActiveClass: A default class to apply on exact active links. Works the same as Vue Router's linkExactActiveClass option. Defaults to Vue Router's default ("router-link-exact-active")
  • prefetchedClass: A default class to apply to links that have been prefetched.
Read and edit a live example in Docs > Examples > Routing > Nuxt Link.