If you're building projects with React, you should learn how to use React Router.

We just posted a course on the freeCodeCamp.org YouTube channel that covers everything you need to know about routing with React using React Router v6. The course will help you master this essential library for single-page applications.

React Router is the standard routing library for React, enabling you to implement dynamic routing in a web application.

With React Router, you can handle navigation from one view to another without the page refreshing, which is crucial for building fast and user-friendly single-page applications. It allows you to define routes, navigate between them, pass parameters, and manage state transitions smoothly.

Course Contents Overview

Course and Project Overview: Get an introduction to the course structure and the project you'll be working on, setting the stage for your learning journey.

Introduction to React Router: Learn what React Router is, why it's used, and its importance in modern web development.

Project Setup: Start with setting up the base project that will be used throughout the course.

Installing React Router: Learn how to add React Router to your project and get it ready for use.

Setting up React Router: Dive into the basics of setting up routing in your React application, introducing the foundational concepts.

Introduction to Routing: Understand the core concept of routing and how it enables the creation of navigable pages within your application.

Boilerplate Code: Get familiar with the initial code setup that will form the backbone of your routing logic.

Adding a New Route: Learn how to add new routes to your application and link them to different components.

Navigating Between Pages: Discover the methods to navigate between different pages within your application.

Nested Routes: Explore the concept of nested routes for more complex application structures.

Creating a Custom 'Not Found' Page: Learn how to handle undefined routes with a custom 404 page.

Dynamic Routing: Understand how to implement dynamic routing to handle variable paths in your URLs.

Programmatic Navigation: Discover how to navigate programmatically, offering more control and flexibility in your routing logic.

Route Guarding: Learn about protecting certain routes based on conditions, such as user authentication.

Navbar Adjustment: See how to update the navigation bar dynamically as users move between routes.

Navigation Transition Animation: Add animations to your route transitions, enhancing the user experience.

Lazy Loading: Improve your application's performance by loading components only when they are needed.

Advanced Route Config: Dive deeper into advanced configuration options for more complex routing scenarios.

The Final Project: Put all your new skills to the test by completing a final project that incorporates everything you've learned.

The END!: Conclude your learning journey and look at the next steps to further enhance your skills.

By the end of this course, you'll have a solid understanding of React Router v6, capable of implementing advanced routing solutions in your React applications. Watch the full course on the freeCodeCamp.org YouTube channel (2-hour watch).