Adding a ControllerΒΆ

To be able to give a response to a request to this page, we will need to create a controller in the page/my-first-page folder. The controller is written in JavaScript and must be named controller.js. A controller exports a set of methods, one for each HTTP method that should be handled. The handle method has a request object as parameter and returns the result.

// Handles a GET request
exports.get = function(req) {}

// Handles a POST request = function(req) {}

Create a simple controller.js file to render an HTML-page when it receives a get request.

exports.get = function(req) {

  return {
    body: '<html><head></head><body><h1>My first page</h1></body></html>',
    contentType: 'text/html'


To view this page in Enonic XP, the project must first be built and then deployed. Then open the Content Manager app and find the site (that you created earlier). Click to expand the site and find the Templates folder. Click this folder and select New to create an new Page template. Select the My-first-page from the dropdown on the right as seen below.


The result should look something like this. Give it a name and save.