Polaris React is a component library designed to help developers create the best experience for merchants who use Shopify. Visit the Polaris style guide to learn more.
For more information about creating apps for the Shopify App Store, take a look at the app development documentation.
Using the React components
While we do offer a CSS-only version, we strongly recommend using the React versions of our components. It’s the version that we use at Shopify. It allows for rich, complex components like Tabs and Popovers, and will not have as many breaking changes as the CSS-only version.
Run the following command using npm:
npm install @shopify/polaris --save
If you prefer Yarn, use the following command instead:
yarn add @shopify/polaris
- Import the CSS directly into your project if your asset packager supports it:
Otherwise include the CSS in your HTML. We suggest copying the styles file into your own project, but you may also use it directly:
- Include the translations and any of the provided components in your project:
- Tell React to render the element in the DOM:
Building an embedded app
We provide React wrappers around the Shopify App Bridge (formerly known as the EASDK). You don’t need to go through the initialization of the Shopify App Bridge as described in the docs. Instead, configure the connection to the Shopify admin through the app provider component.
If you need help using Shopify App Bridge, the Embedded App SDK, or the POS App SDK, please visit our API & SDK forum. It is the best place to discuss the libraries, get support, notify us about bugs, or request features.
Using the CSS components
If React doesn’t make sense for your application, you can use a CSS-only version of our components. This includes all the styles you need for every component in the library, but you’ll be responsible for writing the correct markup and updating classes and DOM attributes in response to user events.
- Include the CSS in your HTML. We suggest copying the styles file into your own project, but you may also use it directly:
- Include the markup and associated classes in your HTML document:
We have created example applications to document some of the ways you could include Polaris in one of your own applications. Each of these examples includes further documentation on how to install dependencies and run the app:
- create-react-app example
- create-react-app with TypeScript and react-testing example
- Webpack example
- CSS-only example
- next.js example
We use Storybook to create a simple, hot-reloading playground for development on these components. You can edit the
playground/Playground.tsx file to import the components you are working on, and run
yarn dev in order to start the development server. Please do not commit your work on the playground so that it remains pristine for other developers to work on.
Testing on mobile or a virtual machine
To test the changes on a mobile or virtual machine, you will need to open the source of the iFrame, to do this:
- Make sure your virtual machine and mobile device are on the same network
- Open http://YOUR_IP_ADDRESS:ASSIGNED_PORT/iframe.html?selectedKind=Playground&selectedStory=Playground in your mobile device or virtual machine
Testing in a consuming project
- In your terminal, run
yarn run build-consumer PROJECT_DIRECTORYfrom the polaris-react repo
PROJECT_DIRECTORY is where the build will be copied, which must be a sibling of the
# Exampleyarn run build-consumer polaris-styleguide
- In your terminal, open a second tab and run
yarn run devfrom the
In the example above, the build is copied to
polaris-styleguide/node_modules/@shopify/polaris. And in this case, a rebuild of
polaris-styleguide is required after copying the
polaris-react build, but may not be the case for all consuming projects.
# Examplecd ../polaris-styleguide/yarn run build:development
Also, when running
yarn install, copied builds will be overwritten and will require running
yarn run build-consumer PROJECT_DIRECTORY again.
Visual regression testing
Percy runs for every pull request. Percy is a tool that compares screenshots for every single component we have in the library.
Percy is not always 100% accurate. Since it uses screenshot comparison, even browser sub-pixel rendering differences can cause Percy to ask for user confirmation of whether a change was intended or not. In cases like that, use your best judgement to determine whether you need to address it or not. This is why the choice to approve something or not is always manual. While everyone can view changes, only members of the Shopify team an approve changes.
Manual visual regression testing
To start a server for manually viewing the visual regression testing examples, run
yarn run dev.
If you’re new to React, we recommend you start with the official React Getting Started documentation. As you read through the topics we suggest you follow along using their React Hello World CodePen example.
- Online training courses at reacttraining.com, buildwithreact.com, and reactforbeginners.com.
- The community resources in Awesome React.
- As questions and find answers in the various React support communities.
We set out to make our components easy to use. Each of our components has a well-documented (and fully typed) public interface with strong, consistently-applied conventions. This way, developers don’t need to worry about the underlying implementation. Instead, they can focus on creating amazing merchant experiences.
We ensure that our components are made for everyone. They meet accessibility standards and are responsive to any screen or device. We also put a lot of effort into optimizing the performance of the components, so everyone can build inclusive experiences that work.
We make our components flexible enough to meet diverse needs. They present the information you pass in and give you smart callbacks when something has changed, but they don’t enforce any structure beyond that. No matter what type of experience you’re creating, you can use components as the building blocks of your product or feature.
Pull requests are welcome. See the contribution guidelines for more information.
- Source code is under a custom license based on MIT. The license restricts Polaris usage to applications that integrate or interoperate with Shopify software or services, with additional restrictions for external, stand-alone applications.
- All icons and images are licensed under the Polaris Design Guidelines License Agreement