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A library for converting DraftJS Editor content to plain HTML.

This is draft to HTML library I wrote for one of my projects. I am open-sourcing it so that others can also be benefitted from my work.


npm install draftjs-to-html


import { convertToRaw } from 'draft-js';
import draftToHtml from 'draftjs-to-html';

const rawContentState = convertToRaw(editorState.getCurrentContent());

const markup = draftToHtml( rawContentState, hashtagConfig, directional, customEntityTransform );

The function parameters are:

  1. contentState: Its instance of RawDraftContentState

  2. hashConfig: Its configuration object for hashtag, its required only if hashtags are used. If the object is not defined hashtags will be output as simple text in the markdown.

    hashConfig = {
      trigger: '#',
      separator: ' ',
    Here trigger is character that marks starting of hashtag (default '#') and separator is character that separates characters (default ' '). These fields in hastag object are optional.
  3. directional: Boolean, if directional is true text is aligned according to bidi algorithm. This is also optional.

  4. customEntityTransform: Its function to render custom defined entities by user, its also optional.

editorState is instance of DraftJS EditorState.

Supported conversions

Following is the list of conversions it supports:

  1. Convert block types to corresponding HTML tags:

    || Block Type | HTML Tag | | -------- | -------- | -------- | | 1 | header-one | h1 | | 2 | header-two | h2 | | 3 | header-three | h3 | | 4 | header-four | h4 | | 5 | header-five | h5 | | 6 | header-six | h6 | | 7 | unordered-list-item | ul | | 8 | ordered-list-item | ol | | 9 | blockquote | blockquote | | 10 | code | pre | | 11 | unstyled | p |

    It performs these additional changes to text of blocks:

    • replace blank space in beginning and end of block with
    • replace

    • replace
    • replace
  2. Converts ordered and unordered list blocks with depths to nested structure of

    1. .
    2. Converts inline styles BOLD, ITALIC, UNDERLINE, STRIKETHROUGH, CODE, SUPERSCRIPT, SUBSCRIPT to corresponding HTML tags:

      , , , , , 
    3. Converts inline styles color, background-color, font-size, font-family to a span tag with inline style details:

      . (The inline styles in JSON object should start with strings
    4. Converts entity range of type link to anchor tag using entity data url for href, targetOption for target:

      . Default target is
    5. Converts entity range of type mention to anchor tag using entity data url for href and value for data-value, it also adds class to it:

    6. Converts atomic entity image to image tag using entity data src for image source, and if present alt, alignment, height, width also:

    7. Converts embedded links to iFrames, using width, height and src from entity data.

    8. Converts hashtags to anchor tag:

    9. customEntityTransform
      can be used for transformation of a custom entity block to html. If present its call to generate html for entity. It can take 2 parameter:
      1. entity
        ( object with { type, mutalibity, data})
      2. text
        text present in the block.
    10. Adding style property to block tag for block level styles like text-align:


    11. RTL, if directional function parameter is true, generated blocks have property

      dir = "auto"
      thus they get aligned according to bidi algorithm.



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