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Global Components

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This tutorial will guide you on how to register components globally in your VuePress project.

Register Components Globally

You can register components globally, so that you can use theme directly in Markdown files and Layouts.


Registering components globally can make the component "out of box", so if a component is commonly used in your project, it is recommended to register it globally.

But if a component is large and only used in certain pages or layouts, it is recommended to register the component locally.

Register via @vuepress/plugin-register-components

You can automatically register components via the @vuepress/plugin-register-components plugin.

For details about how to use the plugin, see Official Documentationopen in new window.

Register via ClientConfigFile

You can create .vuepress/client.ts and register components manually.

import { defineClientConfig } from "vuepress/client";
import MyComponent from "./MyComponent.vue";

export default defineClientConfig({
  enhance: ({ app, router, siteData }) => {
    app.component("MyComponent", MyComponent);


Global component can be directly used in any component, layouts or pages.

Assume that you have registered MyComponent globally, then you can use it like:

  • Markdown:

    <MyComponent />
  • Component:

    <!-- .vuepress/components/Example.vue -->
      <p>Example Component</p>
      <MyComponent />
  • Layout:

    <!-- .vuepress/layouts/Custom.vue -->
      <p>Example Layout</p>
      <MyComponent />