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Embed Vanilla Forums in ReactJs app


After succesfully installing the vanilla forum I am now trying to embed the forum on my ReactJs application. My plan is to route "/forum" of my app to a component that should contain a reference to my embed.js file of the Vanilla instalation.

The method that I tried is not working, could you please advise on how to embed in ReactJs app?

This is the way that I tried to embed the forum in my React component:

import * as React from 'react';

export class Forum extends React.Component {

  componentWillMount() {
     const script = document.createElement('script');
     script.type = 'text/javascript';
     script.src = 'http://mydomain.com:8082/js/embed.js';
     script.async = true;

  render() {

    return (
      <div className="vanilla-credit">
        <div className="vanilla-credit">
          <a className="vanilla-anchor" href="http://vanillaforums.com">
            Discussions by <span className="vanilla-logo">Vanilla</span>

export default Forum;



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