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Make sure to check out Troubleshooting Redux first.

I'm getting the following alert: Accessing PropTypes via the main React package is deprecated. Use the prop-types package from npm instead.

This warning is shown when using react 15.5.*. Basically, now it's just a warning, but in react16 the application might break. the PropTypes should now be imported from 'prop-types' package, and not from the react package.

Update to the latest version of react-redux.

My views aren’t updating!

See the link above. In short,

  • Reducers should never mutate state, they must return new objects, or React Redux won’t see the updates.
  • Make sure you either bind action creators with the mapDispatchToProps argument to connect() or with the bindActionCreators() method, or that you manually call dispatch(). Just calling your MyActionCreators.addTodo() function won’t work because it just returns an action, but does not dispatch it.

My views aren’t updating on route change with React Router 0.13

If you’re using React Router 0.13, you might bump into this problem. The solution is simple: whenever you use <RouteHandler> or the Handler provided by, pass the router state to it.

Root view:, Router.HistoryLocation, (Handler, routerState) => {
  // note "routerState" here
    <Provider store={store}>
      {/* note "routerState" here */}
      <Handler routerState={routerState} />

Nested view:

render() {
  // Keep passing it down
  return <RouteHandler routerState={this.props.routerState} />

Conveniently, this gives your components access to the router state! You can also upgrade to React Router 1.0 which shouldn’t have this problem. (Let us know if it does!)

My views aren’t updating when something changes outside of Redux

If your views depend on global state or React “context”, you might find that views decorated with connect() will fail to update.

This is because connect() implements shouldComponentUpdate by default, assuming that your component will produce the same results given the same props and state. This is a similar concept to React’s PureRenderMixin.

The best solution to this is to make sure that your components are pure and pass any external state to them via props. This will ensure that your views do not re-render unless they actually need to re-render and will greatly speed up your application.

If that’s not practical for whatever reason (for example, if you’re using a library that depends heavily on React context), you may pass the pure: false option to connect():

function mapStateToProps(state) {
  return { todos: state.todos }

export default connect(
    pure: false

This will remove the assumption that TodoApp is pure and cause it to update whenever its parent component renders. Note that this will make your application less performant, so only do this if you have no other option.

Could not find "store" in either the context or props

If you have context issues,

  1. Make sure you don’t have a duplicate instance of React on the page.
  2. Make sure you didn’t forget to wrap your root or some other ancestor component in <Provider>.
  3. Make sure you’re running the latest versions of React and React Redux.

Invariant Violation: addComponentAsRefTo(...): Only a ReactOwner can have refs. This usually means that you’re trying to add a ref to a component that doesn’t have an owner

If you’re using React for web, this usually means you have a duplicate React. Follow the linked instructions to fix this.

I'm getting a warning about useLayoutEffect in my unit tests

ReactDOM emits this warning if useLayoutEffect is used "on the server". React Redux tries to get around the issue by detecting whether it is running within a browser context. Jest, by default, defines enough of the browser environment that React Redux thinks it's running in a browser, causing these warnings.

You can prevent the warning by setting the @jest-environment for a single test file:

// my.test.jsx
 * @jest-environment node

Or by setting it globally:

// package.json
  "name": "my-project",
  "jest": {
    "testEnvironment": "node"