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    Customizable auth aware navigation component for React in Typescript. Comes with optional sidecar component for login/login/signup.

    navigation component screenshot

    navigation component screenshot

    navigation component screenshot


    npm install @unleashit/navigation

    Required peer dependencies: react.


    const links = [
        title: 'Home',
        href: '/home',
        title: 'Products',
        href: '/products',
        title: 'About',
        href: '/about-us',
        title: 'Partner Site',
        href: '',
        attrs: {
          target: '_blank',
          rel: 'noopener noreferrer',
    const NavigationDemo = () => (
        // setting the isAuth prop displays
        // default login/logout/signup btns
    export default NavigationDemo;

    Authenticated Links

    You can manually manage the display state for each link with by adding a display property. Setting a display property will always override any managed link state the component does.

    links = [
        title: 'Members Only',
        href: '/members',
        display: false, // boolean

    Login/Logout/Signup Sidecar

    If you set an isAuth and/or authLinks prop, the component will add a sub-component for authentication and signup links as appropriate. If isAuth is set to false, both login and signup will show up. If true, logout instead. This is useful for prototyping or the classic auth link style. If you need more custom behavior, you can achieve anything you like with normal links and the display property to show/hide.

    If you need to customize the titles, urls or anything about the auth links (you probably do), add an authLinks prop. authLinks should be an object with login, logout and signup properties each containing a NavigationLink object (see NavigationLink below).

    const authLinks = {
      login: {
        title: 'Sign In',
        href: '/login',
      logout: {
        title: 'Logout',
        href: '/logout',
      signup: {
        title: 'Register',
        href: '/signup',
        icon: '/images/login-icon.svg',
        iconPosition: 'right', // left is default

    If you add authlinks, including isAuth is optional it you choose to manage the individual display properties yourself like:

    const authLinks = {
      login: {
        display: !isLoggedIn,
        // you can leave off any props if you like the defaults
      logout: {
        display: isLoggedIn,
      signup: {
        display: false, // never display signup


    Basic namespaced (BEM) css can be imported: import '@unleashit/navigation/dist/navigation.css'. CSS Module support is baked in. If you use CSS Modules you can import styles from '@unleashit/navigation/dist/navigation.module.css' or import your own custom module targeting the internal classes and pass to the cssModule prop. Please see CSS in the main readme of the repo for more info.


    If you include the CSS, you can choose from a few basic themes by setting the template prop:

    • plain: no style (same as not adding the CSS but it adds a class called plain)
    • clean: clean style. This is the default
    • light-buttons: light buttons style
    • dark-buttons: dark buttons style

    You can also set the direction to be horizontal or vertical with the direction prop. The themes are designed to work in either direction.

    Lastly, you can optionally add an icon to each link by setting the icon and iconPosition props. If you're using the default CSS, you may or may not have to tweak it to get the right results.

    API and Props

    // main component props
    export interface NavigationProps {
      links: NavigationLink[];
      linkComponent?: React.ComponentType<any>; // useful for routing
      linkComponentHrefAttr?: string; // set only if linkComponent requires a custom href attr (e.g. React Router Link uses 'to')
      direction?: 'horizontal' | 'vertical' | 'horz' | 'vert';
      template?: 'clean' | 'dark-buttons' | 'light-buttons' | 'none';
      isAuth?: boolean; // if set, adds default login, logout and sign up links
      authLinks?: AuthLinkTypes; // customize default authLinks (requires isAuth to be set)
      cssModule?: { [key: string]: string };
    // NavigationLink contains all the possible props for a link (either normal link or authLink)
    export interface NavigationLink {
      href: string; // not required for authLink
      title: string; // not required for authLink
      active?: boolean;
      classes?: string[];
      style?: React.CSSProperties;
      icon?: string; // path to image
      iconPosition?: 'left' | 'right';
      display?: boolean;
      attrs?: React.AllHTMLAttributes<any>; // key/val object with any extra html attributes
    export interface AuthLinkTypes {
      login?: NavigationLink;
      logout?: NavigationLink;
      signup?: NavigationLink;
    Name Type Description default
    links NavigationLink[] array of objects (links) each with a minimum of url and name props required
    linkComponent React.ComponentType optional component for link anchors (useful for Routers) undefined
    linkComponentHrefAttr string set only if linkComponent requires a custom href attr (e.g. React Router Link uses 'to') undefined
    direction horizontal or vertical adds css classes to nav container for horz and vert horizontal
    template string choice of theme if using the default CSS clean
    isAuth boolean if set, component will set appropriate state to login/logout/signup links undefined
    authLinks AuthLinkTypes if set, these links will be added to the auth sidecar (a second ul within the nav container that can be styled separately) undefined
    cssModule { [key: string]: string } CSS Module object that optionally replaces default. Class names need to match expected names. undefined


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