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    Asynchronous SSR-ready Document Head management for React 16.3+


    This module allows you to define document.head tags anywhere in your component hierarchy. The motivations are similar to react-helmet in that you may only have the information for certain tags contextually deep in your component hiearchy. There are no dependencies (it does not use react-side-effects) and it should work fine with asynchronous rendering; the only requirement is React 16.3+.

    Read more about react-head and how it works on Medium


    npm i react-head


    yarn add react-head

    How it works

    1. You wrap your App with <HeadProvider />
    2. From the server, you pass headTags[] array to <HeadProvider />
    3. Then call renderToStaticMarkup(headTags) and include in the <head /> block of your server template
    4. To insert head tags within your app, just render one of <Title />, <Meta />, <Style />, <Link />, and <Base /> components as often as needed.

    On the server, the tags are collected in the headTags[] array, and then on the client the server-generated tags are removed in favor of the client-rendered tags so that SPAs still work as expected (e.g. in cases where subsequent page loads need to change the head tags).

    You can view a fully working sample app in the /example folder.

    Server setup

    Wrap your app with <HeadProvider /> on the server, using a headTags[] array to pass down as part of your server-rendered payload. When rendered, the component mutates this array to contain the tags.

    import * as React from 'react';
    import { renderToString } from 'react-dom/server';
    import { HeadProvider } from 'react-head';
    import App from './App';
    // ... within the context of a request ...
    const headTags = []; // mutated during render so you can include in server-rendered template later
    const app = renderToString(
      <HeadProvider headTags={headTags}>
        <App />
      <!doctype html>
          <div id="root">${app}</div>

    Client setup

    There is nothing special required on the client, just render one of head tag components whenever you want to inject a tag in the <head />.

    import * as React from 'react';
    import { HeadProvider, Title, Link, Meta } from 'react-head';
    const App = () => (
        <div className="Home">
          <Title>Title of page</Title>
          <Link rel="canonical" content="" />
          <Meta name="example" content="whatever" />
          // ...


    Please follow the contributing docs


    npm i react-head

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