Introduction to ReactJs Routers and Routing
What is Router in React?
Router in ReactJS is a standard library for routing.
What does a React router do?
Enables navigation among various components.
Allows hanging the browser URL
Keeps the UI in sync with the URL
What is Routing?
Routing directs a user to different pages in a React application based on their action or request. In React, routers are primarily used to develop Single Page Web Applications. When a user types a specific URL into the browser, and if this URL path matches any 'route' inside the router file, the user will be redirected to that particular route.
Why do you need a Router in React?
The main purpose of using React Router is to display multiple views in a single page application. For example, social media websites like Facebook and Instagram use React Router for rendering multiple views.
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How to install React Router?
You can install React Router in your React application via npm. Here are the steps to install React Router.
Step 1: cd into your project directory.
Step 2: Use the following command to install the router.
npm install –save react-router-dom
Now you need to add its components to your React application. Run the following code in the terminal from the root directory.
npm i -D react-router-dom