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React Notion Render

A library to render notion pages

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When we want to retrieve the content of a Notion page, using the Notion API we will obtain a complex block structure(like this example). This package solves that structure and takes care of rendering that response.


npm i @9gustin/react-notion-render


Basic example

I would use the package @notionhq/client to get data from the Notion API and take this example of Notion Service also you can fetch the data from the api. This example take pages of an database an render the first of list. This example is an Page in Next.js.

import { Render } from '@9gustin/react-notion-render'
import { getBlocks, getDatabase } from '../services/notion'

export default ({blocks}) => <Render blocks={blocks} />

export const getStaticProps = async () => {
  const DATABASE_ID = '54d0ff3097694ad08bd21932d598b93d'
  const database = await getDatabase(DATABASE_ID)
  const blocks = await getBlocks(database[0].id)

  return {
    props: {

Blog with Notion as CMS

I've maded a template to blog page, that use this package and allows you have a blog using notion as CMS.

📎 Repo: @9gustin/notion-blog-nextjs
📚 Notion Database: notion/notion-blog-nextjs
✨Web: blog-template

Note: My personal blog now it's using this template. Url: 9gustin.com

Notion page to single page

This example it's not maded by me, but i show you what package can do. This is a single page which use this package to render content
📎 Repo: sasigume/notion-to-next-single-page


Override built-in components (new)

You can override the package components, for example, if you want to use your own Code component or to replace native for NextImage. For this you have the prop blockComponentsMapper.

This works to use your own styles, a library of components (like Chackra UI, ANT Design) or better components than natives.

For example, if you want to use a custom H1:

const MyHeading = ({plainText}) => {
  return <h1 className="my-h1-class">H1! {plainText}</h1>

And in the render you pass the prop blockComponentsMapper like:

<Render blocks={blocks} blockComponentsMapper={{
  heading_1: withContentValidation(MyHeading)
}} />

How works?

It prop receives an json of type BlockComponentsMapperType, the keys represents the notion type: https://github.com/9gustin/react-notion-render/blob/154e094e9477b5dada03358e2cecf695c06bb4d3/src/constants/BlockComponentsMapper/types.ts

And here the notion types enum(you can import it): https://github.com/9gustin/react-notion-render/blob/feature/customBlockMapper/src/types/BlockTypes.ts

I recommend that you import withContentValidation HOC from the package and wrap component on it, this HOC parse props and make it more clean, here the font-code: https://github.com/9gustin/react-notion-render/blob/154e094e9477b5dada03358e2cecf695c06bb4d3/src/hoc/withContentValidation/index.tsx

I must work on a more clear documentation about this prop, but for now you can explore it.

Mapping page url

In Notion, page IDs are used to link between Notion pages. For example, if you link to a Notion page titled "Test" at notion.so/test-1a2b3c4d, the underlying markup will look like this:

<div>Link to page
  <a href="/1a2b3c4d" ...>

When building a website from Notion content, you may use a different logic for creating paths to access those Notion pages. For example, the page above may now be available at /test path. To rewrite /1a2b3c4d to /test, you can define your own function for mapping url and pass it to prop mapPageUrlFn of the Render component.

Giving styles

If you followed the basic example, tou take count that the page are rendered without styles, only pure text. To solve that we can use the Render props, like the following cases

Using default styles

This package give you default styles, colors, text styles(blod, italic) and some little things, if you want use have to add two things:

First import the stylesheet

import '@9gustin/react-notion-render/dist/index.css'

And then add to the Render the prop useStyles, like that:

<Render blocks={blocks} useStyles />

And it's all, now the page looks some better, i tried to not manipulate that styles so much to preserve generic styles.

Using your own styles

If you want to add styles by your own, you can use the prop classNames, this props gives classes to the elements, it make more easier to identify them. For example to paragraphs give the class "rnr-paragraph", and you can add this class in your CSS and give styles.

<Render blocks={blocks} classNames />

This is independient to the prop useStyles, you can combinate them or use separated.

Components Reference

ClassName Notion Reference HTML Tag
rnr-heading_1 Heading 1 h1
rnr-heading_2 Heading 2 h2
rnr-heading_3 Heading 3 h3
rnr-paragraph Paragraph p
rnr-to_do To-do List ul
rnr-bulleted_list_item Bulleted List ul
rnr-numbered_list_item Numered List ol
rnr-toggle Toggle List ul
rnr-image Image a
rnr-video Video external: iframe, notion uploaded video: video
rnr-file File a
rnr-embed Embed iframe
rnr-pdf PDF iframe
rnr-callout Callout div
rnr-quote Quote blockquote
rnr-divider Divider hr
rnr-code Code pre > code
rnr-table_of_contents Table of contents ul
rnr-table Table table
rnr-table_row Table row tr

Text Styles

ClassName Notion Reference
rnr-bold Bold
rnr-italic Italicize
rnr-strikethrough Strike Through
rnr-underline Underline
rnr-inline-code Code

Text colors

ClassName HEX
rnr-red #ff2525
rnr-gray #979797
rnr-brown #816868
rnr-orange #FE9920
rnr-yellow #F1DB4B
rnr-green #22ae65
rnr-purple #a842ec
rnr-pink #FE5D9F
rnr-blue #0eb7e4


The Render component has two more props that you can use.

Custom title url

With this package you can pin the titles in the url to share it. For example, if you have a title like My Title and you click it, the url looks like url.com#my-title. The function that parse the text it's here, you can check it. But if you want some diferent conversion you can pass a custom slugify function. In case that you want to separate characthers by _ instead of - yo can pass the slugifyFn prop:

<Render blocks={blocks} slugifyFn={text => text.replace(/[^a-zA-Z0-9]/g,'_')} />

Or whatever you want, slugifyFn should receive and return a string.
If you dont want this functionality you can disable it with the prop simpleTitles:

<Render blocks={blocks} simpleTitles />

Preserve empty blocks

Now by default the Render component discard the empty blocks that you put in your notion page. If you want to preserve you can pass the prop emptyBlocks and it be rendered.

<Render blocks={blocks} emptyBlocks />

The empty blocks contain the class "rnr-empty-block", this class has default styles (with useStyles) but you can apply your own styles.

Custom components

Now Notion API only supports text blocks, like h1, h2, h3, paragraph, lists(Notion Doc.). Custom components are here for you, it allows you to use other important blocks.

The text to custom components sould be plain text, when you paste a link in Notion he convert to a link. You should convert it to plain text with the "Remove link" button. Like there: image


Now you can use links like Markdown, links are supported by Notion API, but this add the possibility to made autorreference links, as an index.


[1. Declarative](#declarative)
[2. Component Based](#component-based)
[3. About React](#about-react)

The link be maded with the slugifyFn, you can check the default, or pass a custom.


⚠️ Now we support native notion images, if you add a image in your notion page this package would render it ;). This option would not be deprecated, just a suggestion.

This it simple, allows you to use images(includes GIF's). The syntax are the same like Markdown images. For it you have to include next text into your notion page as simple text


![My github profile pic](https://avatars.githubusercontent.com/u/38046239)

Also you can add a link to image, like an image anchor. This link would be opened when the user click the image. Thats works adding an # with the link after the markdown image.

![My github profile pic](https://avatars.githubusercontent.com/u/38046239)#https://github.com/9gustin

So when the user click my image in the blog it will be redirected to my github profile.


⚠️ Now we support native notion videos, if you add a video in your notion page this package would render it ;). This option would not be deprecated, just a suggestion
You can embed Videos. You have 3 ways to embed a video.

  • Local
  • Youtube
  • Google Drive (with a public share url)


-[title, or alternative text](url)


-[my youtube video](https://youtu.be/aA7si7AmPkY)

Display a custom table of contents

Now we exporting the indexGenerator function, with that you can show a table of contents of your page content. This function receive a list of blocks and return only the title blocks. The structure of the result it's like:


you can use it like that:

import { indexGenerator, rnrSlugify } from '@9gustin/react-notion-render'

const TableOfContents = ({blocks}) => {
  return (
      Table of contents:
          indexGenerator(blocks).map(({ id, plainText, type }) => (
            <li key={id}>
              <a href={`#${rnrSlugify(plainText)}`}>
                {plainText} - {type}

export default TableOfContents

if you want to add links use rnrSlugify or your custom slugify function to generate the href.


How to use code blocks

Checkout in this repo wiki: https://github.com/9gustin/react-notion-render/wiki/About-code-blocks-and-how-to-colorize-it-%F0%9F%8E%A8

Supported blocks

Most common block types are supported. We happily accept pull requests to add support for the missing blocks.

Block Supported
Image Caption
Bulleted List
Numbered List
Toggle List
Page Links
Checkbox ✅ (read-only)
Table Of Contents
Synced blocks
Web Bookmark


If you find a bug, or want to suggest a feature you can create a New Issue and will be analized. Contributions of any kind welcome!

Running the dev example

In the repo we have a dev example, with this you can test what you are developing.

Clone repo and install package dependencies

git clone https://github.com/9gustin/react-notion-render.git
cd react-notion-render
npm install

Run dev example to test added features. The example are in next.js, so have to install this dependency into dev-example folder.
IMPORTANT: Install dependencies of dev-example with npm install, not with yarn. This is because the dev-example uses parent node_modules (with file:../node_modules) and if install it with yarn it has problems with sub dependencies.

cd dev-example
npm install

Add .env file with your notion token and run the example.
Inside of dev-example folder you find a .env.example file with the structure of .env file. Steps:

  1. Go to notion.so/my-integrations and generate a new integration, copy the Internal Integration Token and paste it into the .env file wit the key NOTION_TOKEN.
  2. Go to your notion, create a database that you want to use as example. Enter in it and copy the database id from url. https://www.notion.so/YOUR_PROFILE/DATABASE_ID?v=RANDOM
  3. Share the database with the integration.

More detail in developers.notion.com/docs/getting-started

Starting the dev example
To run the dev example we must be in the root of the project, in the package.json we have the dev command, that starts package compiler and dev example together.

cd .. //if we be inside of /dev-example
npm run dev

And voila. The app are running in port 3001 because a config in my pc, if you have problems with this you can change it in package.json, dev-example command

Running another example

In case you want to use another example to test what you are developing, please do the following:

  1. In the package.json file of your example project, which can be located anywhere in your machine, link to the local version of react-notion-render:
"dependencies": {
  "@9gustin/react-notion-render": "path/to-package"

This path can either be relative or absolute path.

  1. Run npm install to install all the required packages for the example project, including the locally compiled version of react-notion-render.

  2. Open a new terminal window and navigate to the react-notion-render. Run npm start to watch for changes you make to react-notion-render and build it on the go.

  3. Go back to the terminal window with your example project and run npm run dev to test new changes of react-notion-render in the example.

Project structure

Directory Description
dev-example App maded with next.js, this app have the output of src as a package. You can test what are you developing here.
src the package @9gustin/react-notion-render
src/components React components
src/components/common here are the "simple components", like all notion components and generic components(Link for example).
src/components/core here are the logic components, the core of the package
src/components/core/Render Render are the package exported component, the entry point of the package. It receives a list of blocks and render it.
src/components/core/Text The text in notion are complex, this component contemplate text variants, like bold, italic. Also contemplate links.
src/hoc Higher order components / in there we apply some logic rules.
src/hoc/withContentValidation This HOC it's a filter before to pass the Notion block to the common components. almost every components are wrapped by this, and this objetive it's simplify props that the component would receive, applying package rules.
src/hoc/withCustomComponent The package supports custom components. This HOC make it possible. before to render text validate if the text are a custom component and render it.
src/styles package styles. We just use plain css, the objective it's not apply much style, just the necessary. We use :global() to avoid compile problems with the className
src/types Types of the package
src/utils Common functions
src/index.tsx All that the package exports outside


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