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Convert HTML to React From An Existing Website - #78

Published: November 03, 2021

Estimated Reading Time
2 minutes
Video Duration
51:36 minutes

Per a subscriber request, let's take a look at converting an existing HTML website to React. You can view the source files to get the HTML code from the existing website to get started.

In this tutorial, we learn about how to install React, how to install a React Router, and how to install React Helmet. These 3 installs will help us build out a website in React, create our page router, and finally modify the title and meta tags for SEO.

Join me as I go over how to get your HTML code from a flat-file website to react to make it more dynamic, faster, and easier to modify in the future.

View the source code:

NOTE: I fixed the metadata duplication in the index.html file in the GitHub repo. I forgot to remove it at the 31:15 mark.

00:00 Intro

01:14 Viewing HTML Website

03:00 Install React

04:02 Start Local using NPM

05:16 Modify Default App.js / Folder Structure

06:33 Create React Home Page

10:46 CSS Stylesheet

11:29 Add Header and Footer

16:21 Install React Router / Setup Routes

19:57 Create Additional Pages

24:40 Add Link and NavLink

27:59 Add Init JS

31:15 Install React Helmet

32:52 Config.json

43:38 Clean Up

49:32 Recap

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