Velo: About Routers
You might want to use a router to:
- Display a dynamic page using content from any data source.
- Customize your URLs to make them more meaningful and yield better SEO results.
- Authenticate users and then display content just for them.
- Return custom HTTP response codes.
The prefix is the part of the URL shown in bold in the following examples:
- Premium site: https://domain.com/prefix/category/item
- Free site: https://user.wixsite.com/yoursite/prefix/category/item
They are named with the following convention:
router() function is where page requests with the defined prefix are sent. The router receives a
WixRouterRequest object containing information about the incoming request. The function then decides what to do with the request and returns the appropriate
WixRouterResponse. Typically, the
router() function will decide which page to show (if any) and what data to pass to the page. The response is then sent using the
sitemap() function is where sitemap requests are handled. You can use this function to make sure search engines can find the links to your router's pages. Each
WixSitemapEntry includes information about a page, such as its URL, title, and name.
sitemap() function is also used to populate the items preview widget, allowing you to switch between URLs in preview mode.
router() function may choose to send data to the pages it routes to. You can access that data in the frontend page code using the
getRouterData() function of the