React preset

Strip flow types and transform JSX into createElement calls.

This preset includes the following plugins/presets:


You can also check out the React Getting Started page

For more info, check out the setup page on the cli and the usage docs.

Install the CLI and this preset

npm install --save-dev babel-cli babel-preset-react

Make a .babelrc config file with the preset

echo '{ "presets": ["react"] }' > .babelrc

Create a file to run on

echo '<h1>Hello, world!</h1>' > index.js

View the output

./node_modules/.bin/babel index.js



  "presets": ["react"]


babel script.js --presets react 

Via Node API

require("babel-core").transform("code", {
  presets: ["react"]