Yet another Hack Dealing with Cors Issues in Reactjs

Hey everyone,

I wanted to share a new useful hack I just discovered for handling CORS (Cross-Origin Resource Sharing) errors when working with the Discourse leaderboard API, which can be a common challenge in ReactJS projects. CORS issues can sometimes prevent your app from making requests to a different domain. In our case, that domain is, and these errors can be frustrating.

The CORS Problem

CORS errors occur when a web page at one domain tries to access resources on another domain. In our case, we’re trying to access the Discourse API from our React application, but the browser’s security policy blocks the request due to different origins.

A Solution: Using Corsproxy
I recently discovered a simple and effective solution that can save you a lot of time and frustration. It’s called Corsproxy. Corsproxy acts as an intermediary that fetches content on behalf of your application, solving the CORS issue.
Here’s how to use it:

  1. Start with this base URL:
  2. Append the URL of the resource you want to access. In our case, it’s the Discourse leaderboard API:

With this URL, you’re good to go! :rocket:

An Example
Let me show you a practical example of how to use Corsproxy in your React project:

  .then((response) => response.json())
  .then((data) => {
    // Process the leaderboard data here
  .catch((error) => {
    console.error('Error fetching data:', error);

This code fetches the leaderboard data from the Discourse API using Corsproxy, and you can now process it without any CORS-related issues.

Share Your Experiences
Have you encountered CORS challenges in your React projects or have any other tips and tricks to share with the community? Feel free to engage in the discussion and let us know your thoughts and experiences.

Happy coding! :blush: