In this example, we'll build a simple mod with React.


There is a React mod (opens new window) that you can clone to start quickly. This example shows how to build up this React mod from scratch.

# 1. Start with a blank mod

Create or clone a blank mod (opens new window) to get started.

# 2. Set the mod's JavaScript to React JSX

Click the code icon (< >) to edit the mod's code, then JS Assets. In the dropdown select React JSX


It's a good idea to also set the HTML panel to Plain instead of Handlebars whenever using JSX or HTML that has curly braces ({}).

# 3. Add React and ReactDOM scripts

Click JS Assets. From the dropdown menu, click React to add it first, followed by React DOM second.


If you're using a bundle build of React, you can add the URL to your bundle instead of the React & ReactDOM scripts used here.

# 4. Add a field called message

Click the Fields tab and add a field called message with type set to Simple text

Click Add field and then click on the link for the message field. Add some text and click Save & Publish.

# 5. Write your React mod with JSX

Now you're ready to build with JSX. Add the following code to the mod's JSX panel:

const element = (
    <h2>It is {new Date().toLocaleTimeString()}.</h2>

ReactDOM.render(element, mod.el)


Our message field is available in the JSX panel as (line 3).

The mod's DOM element itself is available as mod.el (line 8). In this example, we are rendering our custom element in place of the mod's HTML.

# 6. Style your mod

You can still style your mod as usual. Add the following to the CSS panel:

h1 {
  color: blue;

# 7. Save your mod

When you click Save & Publish, your mod is automatically pre-compiled and displayed. It should look like the example below:

Now you're ready to build any kind of mod you want using React.

Last Updated: 7/9/2019, 9:46:07 PM