This quick post is just to remember how to change the template engine on Express from Jade to HTML.

  1. Install the ejs view engine with the NPM:
    npm install ejs
  2. Set your template engine in app.js (or in your custom .js app file) as ejs
    app.engine('html', require('ejs').renderFile);
    app.set('view engine', 'html');
  3. In the route file ./routes/index.js  assign template variables like this
    exports.index = function(req, res){
    res.render('index', { title: 'Page title' });};
  4. Create the HTML files in the view folder /views.