For designers like myself this is a lot of new concepts to learn, the vast array of options can be overwhelming so you can do what I do and ignore it. I work for myself, on my own projects, so I don’t really need to learn it.
But then WordPress is moving heavily towards React, so maybe I should?
I keep saying I will learn React but I haven’t had a need so I haven’t done anything about it. With Gutenberg getting ever nearer I feel I should actually start learning, and so I’ve been collecting tutorials for learning React. Obviously I haven’t been following them, but I will do one day!
Free React Tutorials
- ReactJS Hello World – the official React docs.
- ReactJS Tutorial – make a simple TicTacToe game.
- React from Zero – A ‘simple’ React tutorial that doesn’t need compilation.
- The Beginners Guide to React – A complete video course that covers the basics of React.
- React.js Introduction For People Who Know Just Enough jQuery To Get By – A different approach to learning React that is great if you know already jQuery (this was updated in January 2019 to cover the latest best practices).
- SurviveJS Guide to React – Build a kanban app to learn the basics. Free version online or you can buy the ebook.
- Learn React Crash Course – A free Youtube video (a little under 2 hours). It’s a promo for the Mastering React course mentioned in the paid section below; but there’s a lot to learn here.
- Beginners guide to React (pdf)
- React Starter Kit – Get started online with Glitch (Glitch is like Codepen but with a server).
- You got this – A web makers magazine, from Glitch. This edition focuses on React.
- Build a Chat app with Scrimba – A real time learning platform.
Paid React Tutorials
- React for Beginners – Wes Bos classic course (I’ve now done this one)
- WordPress (Gutenberg) Block Development with React – Zac Gordons WordPress specific course. I’ve seen Zac talk at WordCamp London and he knows his stuff! (I’ve done this one as well)
- Mastering React – the complete paid version of the Learn React Crash Course. This link currently offers 80% off the price, no idea how long the offer will last though.
If you know of any good, preferably free, resources then please do let me on Twitter.