Dynamic Routes

Polishing the Index Page

Next, let’s update our index page (pages/index.js). We need to add links to each post page using the Link component.

Open pages/index.js and add the following imports at the top of the file for Link and Date:

import Link from 'next/link'
import Date from '../components/date'

Then, near the bottom of the Home component in the same file, replace the li tag with the following:

<li className={utilStyles.listItem} key={id}>
  <Link href={`/posts/${id}`}>
    <a>{title}</a>
  </Link>
  <br />
  <small className={utilStyles.lightText}>
    <Date dateString={date} />
  </small>
</li>

If you go to http://localhost:3000, the page now has links to each article:

If something is not working, make sure your code looks like this.

That’s it! Before we wrap up this lesson, let’s talk about some tips for dynamic routes on the next page.