Linkify

Getting Started

npm install [email protected] --save
npm install [email protected] --save
gettingStarted.js
// It is important to import the Editor which accepts plugins.
import Editor from 'draft-js-plugins-editor'; // eslint-disable-line import/no-unresolved
import createLinkifyPlugin from 'draft-js-linkify-plugin'; // eslint-disable-line import/no-unresolved
import React from 'react';

// Creates an Instance. At this step, a configuration object can be passed in
// as an argument.
const linkifyPlugin = createLinkifyPlugin();

// The Editor accepts an array of plugins. In this case, only the linkifyPlugin
// is passed in, although it is possible to pass in multiple plugins.
const MyEditor = ({ editorState, onChange }) => (
  <Editor
    editorState={editorState}
    onChange={onChange}
    plugins={[linkifyPlugin]}
  />
);

export default MyEditor;

Importing the default styles

The plugin ships with a default styling available at this location in the installed package:  node_modules/draft-js-linkify-plugin/lib/plugin.css

Webpack Usage

  • 1. Install Webpack loaders:  npm i style-loader css-loader --save-dev
  • 2. Add the below section to Webpack config (if your config already has a loaders array, simply add the below loader object to your existing list.
    module.exports = {
      module: {
        loaders: [
          {
            test: /plugin\.css$/,
            loaders: [
              'style', 'css',
            ],
          },
        ],
      },
    };
    
  • 3. Add the below import line to your component to tell Webpack to inject the style to your component.
    import 'draft-js-linkify-plugin/lib/plugin.css'; // eslint-disable-line import/no-unresolved
    
  • 4. Restart Webpack.

Browserify Usage

Please help, by submiting a Pull Request to the documentation.

Configuration Parameters

themeObject of CSS classes with the following keys.
link: CSS class to be applied to link text
targetString value for the target attribute. (Default value is _self)
componentIf provided this component will be rendered instead of the default Anchor tag. It receives the following props: target, href & className

Simple Example


SimpleLinkifyEditor.js
import React, { Component } from 'react';
import { EditorState } from 'draft-js';
import Editor from 'draft-js-plugins-editor'; // eslint-disable-line import/no-unresolved
import createLinkifyPlugin from 'draft-js-linkify-plugin'; // eslint-disable-line import/no-unresolved
import editorStyles from './editorStyles.css';

const linkifyPlugin = createLinkifyPlugin();
const plugins = [linkifyPlugin];

export default class SimpleMentionEditor extends Component {

  state = {
    editorState: EditorState.createEmpty(),
  };

  onChange = (editorState) => {
    this.setState({
      editorState,
    });
  };

  focus = () => {
    this.editor.focus();
  };

  render() {
    return (
      <div className={editorStyles.editor} onClick={this.focus}>
        <Editor
          editorState={this.state.editorState}
          onChange={this.onChange}
          plugins={plugins}
          ref={(element) => { this.editor = element; }}
        />
      </div>
    );
  }
}
editorStyles.css
.editor {
  box-sizing: border-box;
  border: 1px solid #ddd;
  cursor: text;
  padding: 16px;
  border-radius: 2px;
  margin-bottom: 2em;
  box-shadow: inset 0px 1px 8px -3px #ABABAB;
  background: #fefefe;
}

.editor :global(.public-DraftEditor-content) {
  min-height: 140px;
}

Themed Linkify Example


CustomLinkifyEditor.js
import React, { Component } from 'react';
import { EditorState } from 'draft-js';
import Editor from 'draft-js-plugins-editor'; // eslint-disable-line import/no-unresolved
import createLinkifyPlugin from 'draft-js-linkify-plugin'; // eslint-disable-line import/no-unresolved
import editorStyles from './editorStyles.css';

const linkifyPlugin = createLinkifyPlugin({ target: '_blank' });
const plugins = [linkifyPlugin];

export default class CustomMentionEditor extends Component {

  state = {
    editorState: EditorState.createEmpty(),
  };

  onChange = (editorState) => {
    this.setState({
      editorState,
    });
  };

  focus = () => {
    this.editor.focus();
  };

  render() {
    return (
      <div className={editorStyles.editor} onClick={this.focus}>
        <Editor
          editorState={this.state.editorState}
          onChange={this.onChange}
          plugins={plugins}
          ref={(element) => { this.editor = element; }}
        />
      </div>
    );
  }
}
editorStyles.css
.editor {
  box-sizing: border-box;
  border: 1px solid #ddd;
  cursor: text;
  padding: 16px;
  border-radius: 2px;
  margin-bottom: 2em;
  box-shadow: inset 0px 1px 8px -3px #ABABAB;
  background: #fefefe;
}

.editor :global(.public-DraftEditor-content) {
  min-height: 140px;
}

Themed Linkify Example


CustomComponentLinkifyEditor.js
import React, { Component } from 'react';
import { EditorState } from 'draft-js';
import Editor from 'draft-js-plugins-editor'; // eslint-disable-line import/no-unresolved
import createLinkifyPlugin from 'draft-js-linkify-plugin'; // eslint-disable-line import/no-unresolved
import editorStyles from './editorStyles.css';

const linkifyPlugin = createLinkifyPlugin({
  component: (props) => (
    // eslint-disable-next-line no-alert, jsx-a11y/anchor-has-content
    <a {...props} onClick={() => alert('Clicked on Link!')} />
  )
});
const plugins = [linkifyPlugin];

export default class CustomMentionEditor extends Component {

  state = {
    editorState: EditorState.createEmpty(),
  };

  onChange = (editorState) => {
    this.setState({
      editorState,
    });
  };

  focus = () => {
    this.editor.focus();
  };

  render() {
    return (
      <div className={editorStyles.editor} onClick={this.focus}>
        <Editor
          editorState={this.state.editorState}
          onChange={this.onChange}
          plugins={plugins}
          ref={(element) => { this.editor = element; }}
        />
      </div>
    );
  }
}
editorStyles.css
.editor {
  box-sizing: border-box;
  border: 1px solid #ddd;
  cursor: text;
  padding: 16px;
  border-radius: 2px;
  margin-bottom: 2em;
  box-shadow: inset 0px 1px 8px -3px #ABABAB;
  background: #fefefe;
}

.editor :global(.public-DraftEditor-content) {
  min-height: 140px;
}