I have spent a ton of time and combed through the docs to figure out this. My custom built react component is not displaying in the editor, ever. It is showing up on the http://localhost:4502/content/wknd-events/react.model.json and in the CXR/DE. Feel like I have tried everything and I am not seeing any resources for debugging this/ a workaround. The custom-built components also do not render in ANY AEM instance but if I pull up the local build (localhost:3000) all of the items that I did add appear.
That helps a little with understanding the pathing that it is taking but Still nothing is working. All of the Data is in the JCR and since Adobes Docs are straight garbage when it comes to this I am not able to find anything.
This diagram explains that if you don't rely on existing/OOB core components/Sling Models/Sling Model Exporters and build custom components then you would need to wire each entity in a correct way either using OOB models/exporters or otherwise with custom implementations.
Example=> jump straight to exporter, no documentation of where or how this is hooked up. 3rd Video starts with "HTL script that we showed in the last video" when there is no script. To be honest I'm just super disappointed in the little that I can find to help me out.
I have gone through that walkthrough and the one that uses we-journal. On the most simple leve I have just tried to build a text component from the ground up changing names slightly to just follow my trail. Using AEM 6.5.