NeXTSTEP Programming Mastermind


    1.4.4 • Public • Published


    NPM version NPM downloads Quality Code Coverage Code Style License Build Status Dependency Status Backers on Open Collective


    Redux bindings for Firebase. Includes Higher Order Component (HOC) for use with React.


    The Material Example is deployed to


    • Integrated into redux
    • Support for updating and nested props
    • Population capability (similar to mongoose's populate or SQL's JOIN)
    • Out of the box support for authentication (with auto load user profile)
    • Firebase Storage Support
    • Support small data ( using value ) or large datasets ( using child_added, child_removed, child_changed )
    • queries support ( orderByChild, orderByKey, orderByValue, orderByPriority, limitToLast, limitToFirst, startAt, endAt, equalTo right now )
    • Automatic binding/unbinding
    • Declarative decorator syntax for React components
    • Tons of integrations including redux-thunk and redux-observable
    • Action Types and other Constants exported for external use (such as in redux-observable)
    • Firebase v3+ support
    • Server Side Rendering Support
    • react-native support using native modules or web sdk


    npm install --save react-redux-firebase

    Other Versions

    The above install command will install the @latest tag. You may also use the following tags when installing to get different versions:

    @canary - Most possible up to date code. Currently points to active progress with v2.0.0-* pre-releases. Warning: Syntax is different than current stable version.

    Other versions docs are available using the dropdown on the above docs link. For quick access:

    Note: Be careful using not @latest versions. Please report any issues you encounter, and try to keep an eye on the releases page for relevant release info.


    NOTE: If you are just starting a new project, you might want to use v2.0.0 has an even easier syntax. For clarity on the transition, view the v1 -> v2 migration guide

    Include reactReduxFirebase in your store compose function and firebaseStateReducer in your reducers:

    import { createStore, combineReducers, compose } from 'redux'
    import { reactReduxFirebase, firebaseStateReducer } from 'react-redux-firebase'
    // Add Firebase to reducers
    const rootReducer = combineReducers({
      firebase: firebaseStateReducer
    // Firebase config
    const config = {
      apiKey: '<your-api-key>',
      authDomain: '<your-auth-domain>',
      databaseURL: '<your-database-url>',
      storageBucket: '<your-storage-bucket>'
    // Add redux Firebase to compose
    const createStoreWithFirebase = compose(
      reactReduxFirebase(config, { userProfile: 'users' }),
    // Create store with reducers and initial state
    const store = createStoreWithFirebase(rootReducer, initialState)

    In components:

    import React, { Component } from 'react'
    import PropTypes from 'prop-types' // can also come from react if react <= 15.4.0
    import { connect } from 'react-redux'
    import { compose } from 'redux'
    import {
    } from 'react-redux-firebase'
    class Todos extends Component {
      static propTypes = {
        todos: PropTypes.object,
        auth: PropTypes.object,
        firebase: PropTypes.object
      addTodo = () => {
        const { newTodo } = this.refs
        return this.props.firebase
          .push('/todos', { text: newTodo.value, done: false })
          .then(() => {
            newTodo.value = ''
            console.log('Todo Created!')
          .catch((err) => {
            console.log('Error creating todo:', err) // error is also set to authError
      render() {
        const { todos } = this.props;
        // Build Todos list if todos exist and are loaded
        const todosList = !isLoaded(todos)
          ? 'Loading'
          : isEmpty(todos)
            ? 'Todo list is empty'
            : Object.keys(todos).map(
                (key, id) => (
                  <TodoItem key={key} id={id} todo={todos[key]}/>
        return (
            <input type="text" ref="newTodo" />
            <button onClick={this.handleAdd}>
    export default compose(
        'todos' // { path: 'todos' } // object notation
        ({ firebase } }) => ({ // state.firebase
          todos: dataToJS(firebase, 'todos'), // in v2 todos:
          auth: pathToJS(firebase, 'auth') // in v2 todos: firebase.auth

    Alternatively, if you choose to use decorators:

      'todos' // { path: 'todos' } // object notation
      ({ firebase }) => ({
        todos: dataToJS(firebase, 'todos'), // in v2 todos:
        auth: pathToJS(firebase, 'auth') // in v2 todos: firebase.auth
    export default class Todos extends Component {


    Though they are optional, it is highly recommended that you use decorators with this library. The Simple Example shows implementation without decorators, while the Decorators Example shows the same application with decorators implemented.

    A side by side comparison using react-redux's connect function/HOC is the best way to illustrate the difference:

    Without Decorators

    class SomeComponent extends Component {
    export default connect()(SomeComponent)


    With Decorators

    export default class SomeComponent extends Component {

    In order to enable this functionality, you will most likely need to install a plugin (depending on your build setup). For Webpack and Babel, you will need to make sure you have installed and enabled babel-plugin-transform-decorators-legacy by doing the following:

    1. run npm i --save-dev babel-plugin-transform-decorators-legacy
    2. Add the following line to your .babelrc:
      "plugins": ["transform-decorators-legacy"]


    See full documentation at


    Examples folder is broken into two categories complete and snippets. /complete contains full applications that can be run as is, while /snippets contains small amounts of code to show functionality (dev tools and deps not included).

    State Based Query Snippet

    Snippet showing querying based on data in redux state. One of the most common examples of this is querying based on the current users auth UID.

    Decorators Snippet

    Snippet showing how to use decorators to simplify connect functions (redux's connect and react-redux-firebase's firebaseConnect)

    Simple App Example

    A simple example that was created using create-react-app's. Shows a list of todo items and allows you to add to them.

    Material App Example

    An example that user Material UI built on top of the output of create-react-app's eject command. Shows a list of todo items and allows you to add to them. This is what is deployed to


    Join us on the redux-firebase gitter.


    View docs for recipes on integrations with:

    Starting A Project


    generator-react-firebase is a yeoman generator uses react-redux-firebase when opting to include redux.

    Complete Examples

    The examples folder contains full applications that can be copied/adapted and used as a new project.


    1. How is this different than redux-react-firebase?

    This library was actually originally forked from redux-react-firebase, but adds extended functionality such as:

    Well why not combine?

    I have been talking to the author of redux-react-firebase about combining, but we are not sure that the users of both want that at this point. Join us on the redux-firebase gitter if you haven't already since a ton of this type of discussion goes on there.

    1. Why use redux if I have Firebase to store state?

    This isn't a super quick answer, so I wrote up a medium article to explain

    1. Where can I find some examples?
    1. How does connect relate to firebaseConnect?

    data flow

    1. How do I help?
    • Join the conversion on gitter
    • Post Issues
    • Create Pull Requests


    This project exists thanks to all the people who contribute.


    Thank you to all our backers! 🙏


    npm i @justin/react-redux-firebase

    DownloadsWeekly Downloads






    Last publish


    • justin