Nodejs Express Multiple View Engines

Node.js: Multiple templating engines simultaneously in express.

I will start by saying that I am not a big fan of haml or jade. While I understand why some developers might and do enjoy them I prefer something more moustachesque

In the case you want to use more than one templating engine on your [express][] app, here is the simple setup.

You can use consolidate.js to reconcile various engines.

Also, handlebars does not support layouts. I found express3-handlebars to fix that.

var express = require('express')
  , cons = require('consolidate')
  , exphbs  = require('express3-handlebars')
  , app = express()
  , hbs = exphbs.create({defaultLayout: 'main.html'});

app.set('views', __dirname + '/views');

// assign the swig engine to .html files
app.engine('jade', cons.jade);
app.engine('haml', cons.haml);
app.engine('html', hbs.engine);

// set .html as the default extension
app.set('view engine', 'html');

app.get('/', function(req, res){
  res.render('index', {
    title: 'Consolidate.js: HTML Handlebars'

//Note: you need to explicitly use the extension
//to use a different render engine.
app.get('/jade', function(req, res){
  res.render('index.jade', {
    title: 'Consolidate.js: Jade'

app.get('/haml', function(req, res){
  res.render('index.haml', {
    title: 'Consolidate.js: Haml'

console.log('Express server listening on port 3000');