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JavaScript React Router 4 Basics Navigating, Nesting and Redirecting Routes Routing Challenge – Solution

Erik L
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The other nav link such as about, teachers and courses do not remain highlighted even after clicking on them

When I click on the on the nav link I mentioned the links should stay blue but they are not, this is my code

import React from 'react';
import { Route, NavLink } from 'react-router-dom'; //import Route to use route path and NavLink to link the routes

//Add components from courses folder in order to have access to them
import HTML from './courses/HTML';
import CSS from './courses/CSS';
import JavaScript from './courses/JavaScript';

const Courses = () => (

  <div className="main-content courses">
    <div className="course-header group">
      <ul className="course-nav">
      {/*use nav link to redirect  */}
        <li><NavLink to='/courses/html'>HTML</NavLink></li>
        <li><NavLink to='/courses/css'>CSS</NavLink></li>
        <li><NavLink to='/courses/javascript'>JavaScript</NavLink></li>
    {/*Use routes to define routes for courses*/}
    <Route path="/courses/html" component={HTML} />
    <Route path="/courses/css" component={CSS} />
    <Route path="/courses/javascript" component={JavaScript} />


export default Courses;

1 Answer

Ensure that you are using the NavLink components for them as well. Once you leave any one of them, their active state changes to the NavLink matching the current URL.