Skip to main content
Community Plugin
View plugin on GitHub
See starters using this

gatsby-plugin-react-head

Provides drop-in support for server rendering data added with React Head.

React Head is a component which lets you control your document head using their React component.

With this plugin, attributes you add in their component, e.g. title, meta attributes, etc. will get added to the static HTML pages Gatsby builds.

This is important not just for site viewers, but also for SEO — title and description metadata stored in the document head is a key component used by Google in determining placement in search results.

Why no react-helmet?

Size comparison:

Package Size
react-helmet bundlephobia
react-head bundlephobia

React Helmet is great and has more features than React Head, but sometimes you want less than more.

Install

npm i gatsby-plugin-react-head react-head

or

yarn add gatsby-plugin-react-head react-head

How to use

Add the plugin to the plugins array in your gatsby-config.js

plugins: [`gatsby-plugin-react-head`];

You don’t have to do anything else. Render one of head tag components whenever you want to inject a tag in the <head />.

import React from "react";
import { Title, Link, Meta } from "react-head";

const Seo = () => (
  <>
    <Title>Hello world!</Title>
    <Meta name="description" content="Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet." />
    <Link rel="canonical" content="https://bejamas.io/" />
  </>
);

Further reading:

  1. React Head documentation