I will be doing a walk-through process of deploying a React app from Github to Netlify.
If you have a project structure where the react app is NOT nested in a sub-directory like in the example shown below
You can use the following steps to deploy:
- Push your code to Github
- Connect Github account to your Netlify account
- Select the project to deploy
- Deploy project
In cases where the react app is in a nested directory like the example shown below
netlify.toml file to the root of your project, and add the configuration below to the file.
1[build]2 command = "npm run build"3 publish="path-to-react-app/build"4 base = "path-to-react-app"
If you’ve made use of react-router in your project, on redirecting and reloading to a new route, you may run into issue where Netlify would throw an error (“page not found”) as shown in the example beloww
You can add the following code to your
1[[redirects]]2 from = "/*"3 to = "/index.html"4 status = 200
Once added, push the changes to Github. Netlify should automatically deploy the changes, if not, deploy the changes manually. Once deployed, your application should not throw errors, as shown below.
netlify.toml is a configuration file where you can specify how Netlify should build/run your application. A lot can be accomplished with the
netlify.toml file. Find out more about the
netlify.toml file here.
If you’ve made use of environment variables in your project, you can also add them to Netlify by following the steps shown in the image below
From the foregoing, we have seen and been able to demonstrate that hosting a react application through Github on Netlify is pretty simple and seamless, hence can be done in little or no time.
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Thanks for reading.