Gatsby

1. Installation#

Add the @chakra-ui/gatsby-plugin. It does everything automatically for you!

npm i @chakra-ui/gatsby-plugin
yarn add @chakra-ui/gatsby-plugin

Then add the plugin to your gatsby-config.

// gatsby-config.js
module.exports = {
plugins: ['@chakra-ui/gatsby-plugin'],
}

ChakraProvider Props#

NameTypeDefaultDescription
resetCSSbooleantrueautomatically includes <CSSReset />
themeTheme@chakra-ui/themeoptional custom theme
colorModeManagerStorageManagerlocalStorageManagermanager to persist a users color mode preference in
portalZIndexnumberundefinedcommon z-index to use for Portal

Boom! You're good to go 🚀🚀🚀 However, if you'd love to take it a step further, check out step 2.

2. Optional Setup#

  • Customizing Theme

If you intend to customise the default theme object to match your design requirements, you can extend the theme from @chakra-ui/react.

Chakra UI provides an extendTheme function that deep merges the default theme with your customizations.

// 1. Import the extendTheme function
import { extendTheme } from '@chakra-ui/react'
// 2. Extend the theme to include custom colors, fonts, etc
const colors = {
brand: {
900: '#1a365d',
800: '#153e75',
700: '#2a69ac',
},
}
const theme = extendTheme({ colors })
// 3. Pass the `theme` prop to the `ChakraProvider`
function App() {
return (
<ChakraProvider theme={theme}>
<App />
</ChakraProvider>
)
}

To further customize components or build your own design system, the theme-tools package includes useful utilities. Install @chakra-ui/theme-tools.

  • Using Chakra Icons

Chakra provides a set of commonly used interface icons you can use in your project.

If you want to use the icons from Chakra UI, install @chakra-ui/icons.

Follow this guide for customising Chakra Icons Using Chakra UI Icons.

Notes on TypeScript 🚨#

Please note that when adding Chakra UI to a TypeScript project, a minimum TypeScript version of 4.1.0 is required.

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