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📰 react-prismic

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Easily compose Prismic requests and data into your React applications.


Via npm

npm install --save @ryanhefner/react-prismic

Via Yarn

yarn add @ryanhefner/react-prismic

How to use

The goal of react-prismic is to take the thinking out of initializing a client and making requests, and focused on making it easy to quickly setup and access the data that you need from Prismic in your React apps.


The PrismicProvider allows you to define a scope/client to used for your next PrismicQuerys. In most setups, you’ll probably only need one instance of this, composed around your main app. But, if you happen to have another section or component or your app that needs to interface with a different Prismic repo, you can compose these wherever you like and all nested PrismicQuerys will use the client for each.


  • repo: string - The name of the Prismic repo you plan on querying.

This is name that is before when you are looking at your repo in Prismic.

repo should be good for 94.6% of instances when using this class. If you want to get fancy, the following props are also available for you.

  • api: PrismicApi - If you’re already initialzing an instance of the Prismic API outside of the PrismicProvider, you can pass that in to keep using that same one.

If you have a reason to override the Prismic API witth your own logic, like hitting your own custom endpoint, it should be assumed that your instance of the Prismic API matches the interface of the original.

  • client: PrismicClient - Client that will be used to make requests against Prismic.

  • cache: Cache | iterable | string - Cache instance to initialize the client cache with.

  • renderPromises: RenderPromises - Passed in via next-prismic for requesting and rendering requests during server-side rendering.


import React from 'react';
import { PrismicProvider } from 'react-prismic';
import Component from './Component';
const App = () => (
  <PrismicProvider repo="[your-prismic-repo]">
    <Component />


This is where the magic happens ✨ Easily compose Prismic queries into your React applications. Instead of getting crafty with some unmappable props -> method fiasco, I’ve just exposed all the available methods from the Prismic - ResolvedApi as props to make it easy to choose the method that best suits your needs without another API to learn.

The only caveat to this is, instead of just passing in an array of arguments to the methods, I’ve mapped an object to the function args. It feels more React-y when using it, but I’m also open to a discussion on a better way to handle these since the prop list is rather verbose right now.

For more details about the Prismic API, I highly recommend that you reference their prismic-javascript documentation.


  • currentExperience: boolean

  • everything: boolean

  • getBookmark: { bookamark, options?, callback }

  • getByID: { id, options?, callback? }

  • getByIDs: { ids, options?, callback? }

  • getByUID: { type, uid, options?, callback? }

  • getSingle: { type, options?, callback? }

  • master: boolean

  • previewSession: { token, linkResolver, defaultUrl, callback? }

  • query: { query, options?, callback? }

  • queryFirst: { query, options?, callback? }

  • prismicRef: { label } - This is the one method that doesn’t map directly to the existing API, since it conflicts with React’s native ref prop.

  • skip: boolean - Skip the request during server-side rendering.

  • onError: ({ data, error, loading, fetch }) => {} - Called when an error is encountered during the request.

  • onLoad: ({ data, error, loading, fetched }) => {} - Called when the request has finished loading.

  • onRequest: ({ data, error, loading, fetched }) => {} - Called when the request has been initiated.


import React from 'react';
import { PrismicQuery } from 'react-prismic';
import { RichText } from 'prismic-reactjs';
const Component = () => (
      <PrismicQuery getSingle={{ type: 'header' }}>
        {({ data, error, fetched }) => {
          if (!fetched) {
            return null;
          if (error) {
            return null;
          const {
          } =;
          return (
              <div className="header__logo">
                <a href={logoLink.url}>
                  {logo && <img src={logo.url} alt={name} />}
              <div className="header__links">
                {headerLinks && => (
                  <a href={}>
        {({ data, error, fetched}) => {
      <PrismicQuery getSingle={{ type: 'footer' }}>
        {({ data, error, fetched }) => {
export default Component;


Have another type of component in mind to use within your PrismicProvider? By using withPrismic you can expose the prismic context to your component and utilize whatever is available. (Pssst...this is what the PrismicQuery component is using.)


  • client: PrismicClient - Use this to make requests, access the cache, or whatever else you might want to do.

  • renderPromises: RenderPromises - This is typically only set during server-side rendering (used by next-prismic), but available just letting you know in case you might need it.


import React from 'react';
import { withPrismic } from 'react-prismic';
const Component = ({ prismic }) => {
  const {
  } = prismic;
  [do something with client]
export default withPrismic(Component);


Again, this is one of those classes that you’ll rarely have to interface with since the PrismicProvider takes care of instantiating an instance for you. But, in an effort of making truly open, open source software, here is a little breakdown of the PrismicClient


  • api: PrismicClient - Available for the wild ones, the dreamers, the mavericks. Pass in your own Prismic API interface in the event you need to do some low-level shenanigans.

  • cache: Cache - Internally this package uses creature-cache, but there’s nothing preventing you from using something else, as long as you implement your’s with the same interface.

  • repo: string - String of the Prismic repo you are planning to access.

This is name that is before when you are looking at your repo in Prismic. (ex., the repo would be your-repo)


import { PrismicClient } from 'react-prismic';
const prismicClient = new PrismicClient({
  repo: '[name of prismic repo, ex. `your-repo` of]'

Using Next.js?

If you like what you see above, you might like @ryanhefner/next-prismic, which lets you easily add react-prismic to your Next.js app, making it easy to ensure that all your PrismicQuery instances render awesomely server-side.


MIT © Ryan Hefner


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