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Add React to Astro Project

Welcome back! In our previous lesson, we explored the Tailwind CSS and learned how to style our websites. We covered important topics such as installing Tailwind CSS, styling headings, setting text color and size, as well as managing margins. Now, get ready to take your Astro project to the next level as we dive into adding React to your Astro project! If you haven't gone through the previous lesson, you can catch up on this link Style your Website with Tailwind CSS

Now, let's move on to our next lesson and explore the process of adding React to your Astro project. This integration will enhance the interactivity and functionality of your website, allowing you to build dynamic components and create seamless user experiences.

Install React

React is a popular JavaScript library for building user interfaces. It was developed by Facebook and is widely used in web development projects. React allows developers to create reusable UI components and efficiently update the user interface when the underlying data changes.

To get started with React in your Astro project, follow these steps:

  • Launch your Visual Studo Code and open your Astro project

  • In your Visual Studio Code, navigate to the project directory and open the terminal.

  • Next, in the terminal, enter the following command:

yarn astro add react

This command will fetch the necessary packages and set up React integration.

*Note: The command mention above is the recommended way to install React for Astro projects. For more details and alternative installation methods, you can refer to the official Astro website's React integration guide

  • When prompted, press "Y" to confirm the installation. This ensures that the necessary dependencies are properly installed and ready to be used.

With React added to your Astro project, you have the tools to create dynamic, interactive, and highly responsive website.

Next Step

In the next lesson, we'll explore how to enhance your website further by incorporating Hero Icons into your navigation menu. Hero Icons provide a vast library of high-quality icons that can add visual appeal and enhance the usability of your website. Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity! Let's dive into our next lesson, Add Hero Icons to Your Website