I have a nice little side project based on the Goodreads API (yes, my key is still active). I had it up for a while and whenever I would refresh a page while it was deployed it would lose context to the page. This is because Netlify didn’t know how to handle the state I had gotten myself into because the routing in
create-react-app that I was using was
Luckily enough this is an easy fix, so if you also have the following:
- Create React App client side routing through
- Deploy your site on Netlify
…then you will be able to make the same change and have your page context persist after refreshes!
public directory create a new
__redirects file with the following code:
/* /index.html 200
Now when the project gets built by Netlify, Create-React-App will place the contents of the
public directory into the build output. Allowing Netlify to handle
pushState from within your application. That’s it!