Adding localStorage data to a state.theme value

i have a component that allows a user to select an option from a dropdown menu. The user’s selected is being set to localStorage, but i am wanting that localStorage value to be accessible to all other components in the project. I am thinking the way to make it globally accessible is to set a state.theme value equal to the value of the localStorage value. do you think this is an appropriate way of accomplishing the goal, and if so, how would i set a state.theme value to the localStorage value?

Hi @meaghan1,

You could set an action to modify that value in the state while writing that value in localStorage.

You also have to take into account that every time a page is reload the values stored in memory will be erased. So, you can use some of the “Actions triggered by Frontity” (afterCSR → afterClientSideRendering) to recover this data eery time a page is loaded

The code could be something like this…

import Theme from "./components";

const marsTheme = {
  name: "@frontity/mars-theme",
  roots: {
    theme: Theme
  state: {
    theme: {
      menu: [], 
      dropDownValue: 'none'
  actions: {
    theme: {
      beforeSSR: before,
      beforeCSR: before,
      afterCSR: ({ actions }) => {
        const dropDownValue = window.localStorage.getItem('dropDownValue')
        if (dropDownValue) actions.theme.setDropDownValue(dropDownValue);
      setDropDownValue: ({state}) => value => {
        state.theme.dropDownValue = value;
        window.localStorage.setItem('dropDownValue', value)


Hope this helps