Given the following scenario, how can I use React/Preact components in my project:
I think the following would work, but I don't know how to split or load the bundles according along the following lines:
How can I bundle single components up using webpack for use in static html pages and display them where needed? How do I configure webpack for that?
Essentially you transpile React from a bunch of JS/JSX files into one JS script (using Babel), which is then loaded in your html document. So it'd be something like this:
<html> <head> // Usual head section stuff </head> <body> <div id="header"> This is the Django site header </div> <div id="sidebar_root" /> <div> Blah blah all the site's body content from Django </div> <div id="footer_root" /> <script src="react_sidebar.js" /> <script src="react_footer.js" /> </body> </html>
And you'd have you React components (which would have a bunch of sub-components), one of which is rendered into "react_sidebar.js" and the other into "react_footer.js". So those components would be in React and the others would be Django.
So in order to load React bundle scripts on demand, you just need to include the script and the div which acts as its root.
If you were always loading the sidebar and footer together (i.e. never just one or the other bur always both) you could combine them React DOM rendering into one script, so you'd only have to include one script in your html