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gatsby-plugin-firebase

Provides drop-in support for Firebase

Table of Contents

Installation

npm install firebase gatsby-plugin-firebase

Usage

1. Register Gatsby plugin

In gatsby-config.js:

module.exports = {
  plugins: [
    ...otherPlugins,

    {
      resolve: "gatsby-plugin-firebase",
      options: {
        credentials: {
          apiKey: "<YOUR_FIREBASE_API_KEY>",
          authDomain: "<YOUR_FIREBASE_AUTH_DOMAIN>",
          databaseURL: "<YOUR_FIREBASE_DATABASE_URL>",
          projectId: "<YOUR_FIREBASE_PROJECT_ID>",
          storageBucket: "<YOUR_FIREBASE_STORAGE_BUCKET>",
          messagingSenderId: "<YOUR_FIREBASE_MESSAGING_SENDER_ID>",
          appId: "<YOUR_FIREBASE_APP_ID>"
        }
      }
    }
  ],
}

3. Import Firebase feature packages

In gatsby-browser.js and gatsby-ssr.js, import Firebase packages that you would like to use. Please check the official firebase package or Firebase Documentation for all available options. Here is an example setup for an application that uses Firebase Authentication, Firestore, and Functions:

// gatsby-browser.js and gatsby-ssr.js

import "firebase/auth"
import "firebase/firestore"
import "firebase/functions"

4. Use Firebase

Use Firebase like how you would use in a React project.

import React from "react"
import firebase from "gatsby-plugin-firebase"

function Component() {
  const [data, setData] = React.useState(null)

  React.useEffect(() => {
    firebase
      .database()
      .ref("/data")
      .once("value")
      .then(snapshot => {
        setData(snapshot.val())
      })
  }, [])

  return <div>{data ? data : "Loading..."}</div>
}

export default Component

You can also use this package together with react-firebase-hooks.

import React from "react"
import firebase from "gatsby-plugin-firebase"
import { useObjectVal } from "react-firebase-hooks/database"

function Component() {
  const [data, setData] = React.useState(null)
  const [data, isLoading] = useObjectVal(firebase.database().ref("data"))

  return <div>{isLoading ? "Loading..." : data}</div>
}

export default Component

Migrating from v0.1

First of all, thank you for using my package. This is my first meaningful contribution to the OS community, and I appreciate everyone of you who trusts and uses this package from the beginning.

I believe gatsby-plugin-firebase v0.2 is a significant improvement over v0.1 because it’s much more intuitive and similar to how React developers would use Firebase.

With v0.2, you can import firebase from gatsby-plugin-firebase and use it like you would import from firebase. Therefore, I removed useFirebase and FirebaseContext and hopefully made it much more intuitive to use.

Here is a sample code from v0.1:

import React from "react"
import { useFirebase } from "gatsby-plugin-firebase"

function Component() {
  const [user, setUser] = React.useState()

  useFirebase(firebase => {
    firebase
      .database()
      .ref("/user")
      .once("value")
      .then(snapshot => {
        setUser(snapshot.val())
      })
  }, [])

  return <p>Hello {user ? user.name : "there"}</p>
}

export default Component

and the equivalent code from v0.2:

import React from "react"
// import { useFirebase } from "gatsby-plugin-firebase"
import firebase from "gatsby-plugin-firebase"

function Component() {
  const [user, setUser] = React.useState()

  // instead of useFirebase, you can use React.useEffect
  // useFirebase(firebase => {
  React.useEffect(() => {
    firebase
      .database()
      .ref("/user")
      .once("value")
      .then(snapshot => {
        setUser(snapshot.val())
      })
  }, [])

  return <p>Hello {user ? user.name : "there"}</p>
}

export default Component

Please let me know if you need backward-compatible support to help ease the transition.

License

MIT