If your Nuxt.js application is showing a "404 page not found" message and then immediately redirecting back to the home page, it is likely that Nuxt's built-in router.js is handling 404 errors and redirecting to the home page. This behavior occurs when Nuxt cannot find a matching route for the current URL.

To troubleshoot and fix this issue, you can follow these steps:

  1. Check Your Routes: Ensure that all your routes are defined correctly in your Nuxt.js application. Make sure that there are no typos or missing routes. Check the pages directory in your Nuxt project and verify that each page you want to access has a corresponding file inside the pages directory.

  2. Check Nuxt's Error Page Handling: By default, Nuxt.js includes a custom error page (error.vue) that handles various error scenarios, including 404 errors. The default behavior is to show a "404 page not found" message and then redirect to the home page. If you want to customize this behavior, you can create a custom error page (error.vue) in your pages directory and handle the error differently.

    For example, you can create a custom error.vue page that shows a different message or redirects to a specific page based on your application's requirements:

    <template> <div> <h1>Custom 404 Page</h1> <p>This page could not be found. Please check the URL and try again.</p> <!-- Add custom content or redirect logic here --> </div> </template> <script> export default { // Add any custom logic or redirections here }; </script>
  3. Inspect the Network Requests: Use your browser's developer tools to inspect the network requests and responses. Look for any failed requests or unexpected redirects that might be causing the issue. Check the status codes of the requests to see if there are any 404 errors being returned from the server.

  4. Check for Redirects: Ensure that there are no explicit redirects defined in your Nuxt.js configuration or middleware that might be causing the redirection to the home page.

  5. Clear Browser Cache: In some cases, the browser cache might be causing the issue. Clear your browser's cache and try accessing the page again.

  6. Inspect Server Logs: Check your server logs for any errors or warnings that might provide more information about the issue.

By following these steps and inspecting the different parts of your Nuxt.js application, you should be able to identify the cause of the "404 page not found" issue and take appropriate actions to fix it.

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