Isomorphic way to manipulate document.head for Meteor apps
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DocHead for Meteor

DocHead is an isomorphic way to manipulate document.head for Meteor apps.

With DocHead, you can easily set title and meta tags both in client and server using a single API. In the server side it'll use FlowRouter SSR.

Installation

meteor add kadira:dochead

Usage

In the Client Side, you can use DocHead anywhere in your app. But in the server, you need to use DocHead inside a React Component. Otherwise, it can't work properly.

In the server, you need to use kadira:flow-router-ssr

API

DocHead.setTitle(titleName)

Set title to the page.

var title = "FlowRouter Rocks";
DocHead.setTitle(title);

DocHead.getTitle()

Get the document title.

This API is reactive on the client. It only detect changes you made with DocHead.setTitle().

var title = DocHead.getTitle();
console.log("This is the document.title", title);

DocHead.addMeta(metaInfo)

Add a Meta tag.

var metaInfo = {name: "description", content: "FlowRouter SSR is Awesome"};
DocHead.addMeta(metaInfo);

DocHead.addLink(metaInfo)

Add a Link tag.

var linkInfo = {rel: "icon", type: "image/png", href: "/icon.png"};
DocHead.addLink(linkInfo);

DocHead.addLdJsonScript(jsonObj)

Add a Script tag with type of application/ld+json.

var richSnippet = { '@context': 'http://schema.org', '@type': 'Organization', url: 'http://www.example.com', logo: 'http://www.example.com/images/logo.png' };
DocHead.addLdJsonScript(richSnippet);

DocHead.loadScript(scriptName, options, callback) - [client only]

Load an script dynamically from the client side of your app. Both options and callback are optional.

Behind the scene DocHead.loadScript uses load-script npm module. Visit here to learn more about options.

var gaScript = 'https://www.google-analytics.com/analytics.js';
DocHead.loadScript(gaScript, function() {
    // Google Analytics loaded
    ga('create', 'UA-XXXX-Y', 'auto');
    ga('send', 'pageview');
});

DocHead.removeDocHeadAddedTags()

When you add meta tags multiple times, older tags will be kept in the document.head. So, we need to clean them. For that, we can use this API.

Practially, we can use this before a route change happen.

DocHead.removeDocHeadAddedTags() is already added to FlowRouter SSR.

This API only functioning in the client. In the server, this does nothing.

Testing the package

meteor test-packages ./ --port 3010