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Announcing @storyblok/react

Starting from our brand new @storyblok/js, we announced @storyblok/svelte about 1 week and a few days ago.

Today, we'd like to announce another hotπŸ”₯ SDK - @storyblok/react πŸ₯³

We reviewed how React & Storyblok projects are handled and took care of the pain points to deliver less complication.

Let us know how's your DX with our new @storyblok/react SDK!

Special thanks to Alex, Facundo and Josefine for their hard & awesome work πŸ™

You'll need TL;DR? You can jump directly to the LIVE DEMO in Stackblitz right away.

Usage

First things first, install @storyblok/react by running a command below.

npm install @storyblok/react
// yarn add @storyblok/react
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Initialization

Next step, register the plugin on your application and add the access token from your Storyblok space.

i.e. You can do that in pages/_app.js if you use @storyblok/react for your Next.js projects, or in index.js file in React apps.

If you would like to use the Storyblok API Client, you can add apiPlugin.

import { storyblokInit, apiPlugin } from "@storyblok/react";
import Page from "./components/Page.jsx";
import Teaser from "./components/Teaser.jsx";

storyblokInit({
  accessToken: "YOUR_ACCESS_TOKEN",
  // bridge: true,
  use: [apiPlugin],
  components: {
    page: Page,
    teaser: Teaser,
  },
});
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Did you realize something?😎

You don't have to handle conditionally returning components by yourself any more!

We took care of all and you just need to add all your components to the components object in the storyblokInit function, and that's it!

Query Storyblok API and listen for Visual Editor changes

You can use the convenient useStoryblok(slug, apiOptions) hook to get the story from the Storyblok CDN API, and automatically use Storyblok Bridge to listen for the Visual Editor live changes.

import { useStoryblok, StoryblokComponent } from "@storyblok/react";

export default Home() {
  const story = useStoryblok("react", { version: "draft" });

  if (!story.content) {
    return <div>Loading...</div>;
  }

  return <StoryblokComponent blok={story.content} />;
}
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Link your components to Storyblok Visual Editor

For every React component you want to link to its corresponding Storyblok component, you can use storyblokEditable function with the blok content where blok is the actual blok data coming from Storyblok's Content Delivery API

// components/Feature.jsx
import { storyblokEditable } from "@storyblok/react";

const Feature = ({ blok }) => {
  return (
    <div {...storyblokEditable(blok)}>
      <div>{blok.name}</div>
      <p>{blok.description}</p>
    </div>
  );
};
export default Feature;
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Then the <StoryblokComponent blok={blok} you saw before will take care of loading them for you πŸ˜‰.

Next.js example

TL;DR: Play with the Next.js LIVE DEMO

Since in Next.js you use the getStaticProps function to get the Page props, the useStoryblok hook has no use here.

But no worries, you can use a combination of useStoryblokApi and useStoryblokState to achieve the same on Next.js and Gatsby! This is how the previous example looks in Next.js:

import { useStoryblokState, useStoryblokApi, StoryblokComponent } from "@storyblok/react";

export default function Home({ story: initialStory }) {
  const story = useStoryblokState(initialStory);

  if (!story.content) {
    return <div>Loading...</div>;
  }

  return <StoryblokComponent blok={story.content} />;
}


export async function getStaticProps({ preview = false }) {
  const storyblokApi = useStoryblokApi()
  let { data } = await storyblokApi.get(`cdn/stories/react`, {
    version: "draft"
  });

  return {
    props: {
      story: data ? data.story : false,
      preview,
    },
    revalidate: 3600, // revalidate every hour
  };
}
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Next Steps

Want to contribute? You can create an issue or PR on the react repo or get in touch.

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The Coding Mermaid πŸ§œβ€β™€οΈ

It's awesome that Storyblok is always updating its documentation and tutorials in order to help out developers who want to try Storyblok with different technologies! Thanks!