NavigatorProvider Edit

This feature is still experimental. “Experimental” means this is an early implementation subject to drastic and breaking changes.

The NavigatorProvider component allows rendering nested panels or menus (via the NavigatorScreen component) and navigate between these different states (via the useNavigator hook). The Global Styles sidebar is an example of this.

The Navigator* family of components is not opinionated in terms of UI, and can be composed with any UI components to navigate between the nested screens.

Usage Usage

import {
    __experimentalNavigatorProvider as NavigatorProvider,
    __experimentalNavigatorScreen as NavigatorScreen,
    __experimentalUseNavigator as useNavigator,
} from '@wordpress/components';

function NavigatorButton( {
    isBack = false,
} ) {
    const navigator = useNavigator();
    return (
            onClick={ () => navigator.push( path, { isBack } ) }
            { ...props }

const MyNavigation = () => (
    <NavigatorProvider initialPath="/">
        <NavigatorScreen path="/">
            <p>This is the home screen.</p>
            <NavigatorButton isPrimary path="/child">
                Navigate to child screen.

        <NavigatorScreen path="/child">
            <p>This is the child screen.</p>
            <NavigatorButton isPrimary path="/" isBack>
                Go back

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Props Props

The component accepts the following props:

initialPath: string initialPath: string

The initial active path.

  • Required: No

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The navigator object The navigator object

You can retrieve a navigator instance by using the useNavigator hook.

The hook offers the following methods:

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push: ( path: string, options ) => void push: ( path: string, options ) => void

The push function allows you to navigate to a given path. The second argument can augment the navigation operations with different options.

The available options are:

  • isBack (`boolean): A boolean flag indicating that we’re moving back to a previous state. –>