Introduction to Navigation in Next.js
Navigation is an essential part of any web application. Next.js simplifies navigation by providing the
Link component, which enables you to create links between pages and navigate without full-page reloads. In this tutorial, we'll learn how to add links and navigate in a Next.js application.
Using the Link Component
Link component is used to create links in Next.js. It provides a declarative way to navigate between pages. Here's an example:
import Link from 'next/link';
In this code, clicking the "About Us" link will take you to the "about" page.
Next.js handles client-side navigation, so when you use the
Link component, the transition between pages is smooth and doesn't involve a full page reload. This provides a faster and more seamless user experience.
Passing Query Parameters
You can pass query parameters to your linked pages by specifying them in the
href attribute. For example:
In the linked page, you can access the query parameters using the
useRouter hook or other methods provided by Next.js.