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JavaScript Building Applications with React and Redux Putting it all Together Updating the Player, Counter and AddPlayerForm Components

Rodrigo Novaes
Rodrigo Novaes
9,629 Points

Uncaught TypeError: _react.default.createContext is not a function

I'm getting this error and the app won't render:

Uncaught TypeError: _react.default.createContext is not a function
    at Object.<anonymous> (bundle.js:31462)
    at __webpack_require__ (bundle.js:556)
    at fn (bundle.js:87)
    at Object.<anonymous> (bundle.js:31248)
    at __webpack_require__ (bundle.js:556)
    at fn (bundle.js:87)
    at Object.<anonymous> (bundle.js:31177)
    at __webpack_require__ (bundle.js:556)
    at fn (bundle.js:87)
    at Object.<anonymous> (bundle.js:8681)

3 Answers

John Nguyen
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John Nguyen
Full Stack JavaScript Techdegree Graduate 30,501 Points

I had the same issue. Similar to with what David said, it (most likely) has to do with your react-redux and redux versions.

I solved the issue by

1) downloading the project files(for this video) and copying the package.json file from the 'final' version of this video.


  "name": "react-redux-course",
  "version": "1.0.0",
  "description": "React-Redux course for Treehouse",
  "main": "src/index.js",
  "scripts": {
    "prestart": "npm run lint",
    "start": "webpack-dev-server --progress --inline --hot",
    "lint": "eslint ./src/**/*.{js, jsx} --fix",
    "test": "echo \"Error: no test specified\" && exit 1"
  "keywords": [
  "author": "Beau Palmquist",
  "license": "MIT",
  "dependencies": {
    "react": "^15.3.2",
    "react-dom": "^15.3.2",
    "react-redux": "^4.4.5",
    "redux": "^3.6.0"
  "devDependencies": {
    "babel-core": "^6.13.2",
    "babel-eslint": "^6.1.2",
    "babel-loader": "^6.2.7",
    "babel-preset-es2015": "^6.13.2",
    "babel-preset-react": "^6.11.1",
    "babel-preset-stage-0": "^6.5.0",
    "eslint": "^3.3.1",
    "eslint-plugin-react": "^6.1.2",
    "react-hot-loader": "^1.3.0",
    "webpack": "^1.13.2",
    "webpack-dev-server": "^1.16.2"

2) running npm i

And that should fix the issue.

If you are still running into issues, you'd want to check your code compared to the 'final' version of this video's code. I had to do this and I used diffchecker.com to compare my code to the 'final' version.

I receive the same TypeError, and neither of the proposed solutions by David or John corrected the issue.

David Hamilton
David Hamilton
21,522 Points

The issue is with using a newer version of react-redux with an old version of react.

You can get it to work by going into the package.json and changing the react-redux version to "^5.0.0".