React doesn't render on CodePen

No matter what I do, my JSX Code doesn’t render when I use it on Codepen. I use Babel, importet the latest react and reactDOM, there’s no errors but it still is not working. What am I doing wrong?

Hi @wkfvcz4jvr !
Welcome to the forum!

According to the react docs, you need to have createRoot imported.

This is the example from the docs

<!DOCTYPE html>
  <head><title>My app</title></head>
    <p>This paragraph is a part of HTML.</p>
    <nav id="navigation"></nav>
    <p>This paragraph is also a part of HTML.</p>
import { createRoot } from 'react-dom/client';

function NavigationBar() {
  // TODO: Actually implement a navigation bar
  return <h1>Hello from React!</h1>;

const domNode = document.getElementById('navigation');
const root = createRoot(domNode);
root.render(<NavigationBar />);

If I were you, I would use something else for react projects like codesandbox.
it supports imports and multiple files and mimics the real world experience better.

I like codepen, but I haven’t found it to be the best for react IMO.

hope that helps


Thank you so much for your quick answer! I wasn’t aware that it’s also possible to use codesandbox for the coding challenges on freecodecamp. I tried it out and it’s so much easier to use and resembles VS Code more. Yayy!