Project: remarkjs/remark-react

Package: remark-react@8.0.0

  1. Dependents: 61
  2. remark plugin to transform to React
  1. remark 199
  2. unified 173
  3. markdown 137
  4. plugin 135
  5. html 112
  6. mdast 89
  7. remark-plugin 77
  8. stringify 18
  9. compile 14


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remark plugin to transform Markdown to React.

Why? Using innerHTML and dangerouslySetInnerHTML in React is a common cause of XSS attacks: user input can include script tags and other kinds of active content that reaches across domains and harms security. remark-react builds a DOM in React, using React.createElement: this means that you can display parsed and formatted Markdown content in an application without using dangerouslySetInnerHTML.

⚠️ This package essentially packs remark-rehype and rehype-react, and although it does support some customization, it isn’t very pluggable. It’s probably better to use remark-rehype and rehype-react directly to benefit from the rehype ecosystem.


This plugin is ready for the new parser in remark (remarkjs/remark#536). No change is needed: it works exactly the same now as it did before!



npm install remark-react


import React from 'react'
import ReactDom from 'react-dom'
import unified from 'unified'
import parse from 'remark-parse'
import remark2react from 'remark-react'

class App extends React.Component {
  constructor() {
    this.state = { text: '# hello world' }
    this.onChange = this.onChange.bind(this)
  onChange(e) {
    this.setState({ text: e.target.value })
  render() {
    return (
        <textarea value={this.state.text} onChange={this.onChange} />
        <div id="preview">

ReactDom.render(<App />, document.getElementById('root'))


remark().use(react[, options])

Transform Markdown to React.

Typically, unified compilers return string. This compiler returns a ReactElement. When using .process or .processSync, the value at file.result (or when using .stringify, the return value), is a ReactElement. When using TypeScript, cast the type on your side.

ℹ️ In unified@9.0.0, the result of .process changed from file.contents to file.result.


Configure how to transform mdast to hast (object, default: {}). Passed to mdast-util-to-hast. Note that toHast.allowDangerousHTML does not work: it’s not possible to inject raw HTML with this plugin (as it’s mean to prevent having to use dangerouslySetInnerHTML).


Sanitation schema to use (object or boolean, default: undefined). Passed to hast-util-sanitize. The default schema, if none or true is passed, adheres to GitHub’s sanitation rules. Setting this to false is just as bad as using dangerouslySetInnerHTML.


React key (default: h-).


How to create elements or components (Function). Default: require('react').createElement


Create fragments instead of an outer <div> if available (Function, default: require('react').Fragment).


Override default elements (such as <a>, <p>, etc) by defining an object comprised of element: Component key-value pairs (Object, default: undefined). For example, to output <MyLink> components instead of <a>, and <MyParagraph> instead of <p>:

remarkReactComponents: {
  a: MyLink,
  p: MyParagraph


remark-react is similar in configuration to its alternative remark-html. You’ll want to use one or the other but setting up plugins for either is done in the same way. As such, you can see how to integrate with other remark plugins in the Integrations section of remark-html’s documentation.


Use of remark-react is safe by default, but changing the sanitize option can open you up to a cross-site scripting (XSS) attack if the tree is unsafe.


See contributing.md in remarkjs/.github for ways to get started. See support.md for ways to get help.

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MIT © Titus Wormer, modified by Tom MacWright and Mapbox.