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Gatsby Plugin Fix FOUC

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Gatsby Plugin Fix FOUC is a plugin that solves flash of unstyled content.

Supports Gatsby v3 - v5

Screen records when plugin is used (note, used gif animation images)
Without Plugin With Plugin
Screen records that flicker is occurring during react hydrate. Screen records that no flickering occurs because the page is hidden.

How Does It Work

Adds a data attribute to the <body> element that hides the page until the initial render of Gatsby App is done on the client, so that the awful flicker is not shown to you.
This approach is also used by Google. Does not re-rendering and has no impact on performance and accessibility.


Lighthouse scores will decrease. (First Contentful Paint, Largest Contentful Paint) as a result, it may affect SEO. (but, Cumulative Layout Shift scores improve.)
You can specify the width that does not hide the screen by setting minWidth.


yarn add gatsby-plugin-fix-fouc

# or

npm install gatsby-plugin-fix-fouc


// gatsby-config.js

module.exports = {
  plugins: [`gatsby-plugin-fix-fouc`],


// gatsby-config.ts

import { breakpoints } from "./src/themes";

import type { GatsbyConfig } from "gatsby";
import type { GatsbyPluginFixFoucRefOptions } from "gatsby-plugin-fix-fouc";

const config: GatsbyConfig = {
  plugins: [
      resolve: `gatsby-plugin-fix-fouc`,
      options: {
        attributeName: "is-loading",
        minWidth: breakpoints.values.sm,
        timeout: 3000,
      } as GatsbyPluginFixFoucRefOptions,

export default config;


Property Type Default Description
attributeName string gatsby-plugin-fix-fouc-is-loading The data-* attribute name to be added.
minWidth number 0 The minimum width (px) of hides the page. If not set, hides regardless of width.
timeout number 4000 The time (milliseconds) of the timer should wait before shows the page as a fallback even if the initial render is not done.


Thanks goes to these wonderful people (emoji key):

Oishi Takanori

🤔 💻 🚧 💬 📖 👀


MIT License

FOSSA Status

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