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Use Gatsby’s Link Component to Improve Site Performance and Simplify Site Development


Gatsby’s Link component is a powerful way to improve the user experience and simplify the development workflow when building Gatsby sites. It makes navigating between internal links instantaneous, creating an app-like feel, and provides helpers for various common use cases.

In this playlist, you’ll learn:

  • Why and how to use Gatsby’s Link component for internal link navigation
  • How to set styles for the currently active link
  • How to apply active styles to parent pages and other partially matching URLs
  • How to send state information in the props of the Link target
  • How to replace items in the navigation history
  • How to navigate programmatically using the navigate helper function