How to use Vue Composition API with Nuxt.js

How do you use Nuxt together with the Composition API? In this tutorial, we take a quick look on how to integrate the API with the help of the 'nuxt-composition-api' module.

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Note: This quick tutorial is for developers familiar with the basics of Nuxt.js. I recommend skimming through the Composition API specification first. Please note that using the API in production is not recommended

1. QuickStart Vue 3 Composition API with the nuxt-composition-api module

As usual, we start with a fresh Nuxt project.

npx create-nuxt-app myproject

Nuxt modules give you the ability to extend your app with additional plugins and configuration options across different projects. Luckily @danielroe 👋 has created a module to get started quickly with the Vue Composition API.

yarn add nuxt-composition-api


buildModules: [

🎉 That's it, we've already finished the API integration.

So, what's happening here exactly?

  • The module installs @vue/composition-api into the Nuxt plugin context. This means you can use the API everywhere in your app without manual integration of any additional plugins.

Further, you can make use of some useful functions:

  • useFetch for asynchronous data-fetching and
  • withContext to access the Nuxt.js context easily.

You can find additional information on the nuxt-composition-api GitHub page.

2. Install @vue/composition-api as a plugin

Naturally, we can integrate the Composition API as a plugin too. Please note that you have to handle fetch and context management yourself.

yarn add @vue/composition-api
  • plugins/composition-api.js
import Vue from 'vue'
import CompositionApi from '@vue/composition-api'


Please let me know if you're interested in reading more on the new Vue Composition API.

Further reading

Vue 3 Cheat Sheet
Vue composition API
Composition API on github

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