Build a Blog using NextJS & Prismic
Learn and build a blog using NextJS Prismic Blog starter template as quickly as in 15-30 minutes.
NextJS Prismic Blog Starter
It took me just 2 days to learn NextJS and build a blog like this website. I created this blog so quickly because I already created a blog starter using Gatsby and Prismic in October 2020 and used almost similar design and React logic.
Because of the demand for the Gatsby starter, I thought of creating the same in NextJS. I created this starter and named it as NextJS Prismic Blog Starter. I published this starter as a NPM package and has been downloaded ~200 times.
Gatsby Prismic Blog Starter | Home
A blog starter template developed using Gatsby and Prismic.https://gatsby-prismic-blog-starter.vercel.app
I kindly request you to give yourself 15-30 minutes following instructions and at the end you will have a working blog using NextJS Prismic Blog Starter template.
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A blog starter template using NextJS and Prismic CMShttps://nextjs-prismic-blog-starter.vercel.app/
⚠️Note: This blog starter uses Prismic as the Content Management System. Hence, you need to have the required data first before using this starter.
Make your website editable for the whole team - Prismic
Choose your technology. Use the API to fetch content. Empower your content team.https://prismic.io
For detailed instructions, check this documentation.
If you are done with the Prismic setup and created the necessary data model in your Prismic project, start running the app locally by following the quick start steps.
💻 Quick start
1. Create a NextJS site.
SHELLnpx create-next-app# create a new NextJS site using this startergit clone https://github.com/iamsainikhil/nextjs-prismic-blog-starter
2. Install the packages
Install the packages using the command npm install
3. Environment File
- Go to API & Security section of your Prismic project, grab the Permanent Access Token with Access to Master.
- The Repository Name is the name you have entered at the creation of the repository (you’ll also find it as the subdomain in the URL)
- This project has the support for DISQUS comments section which need your DISQUS project name which can be found at https://<your-project-shortname>.disqus.com/admin/settings/general/
- Create an .env file in the root directory of the project. Add the following properties in it:
4. Start developing.
Navigate into your new site’s directory and start it up.
SHELL# Go to project directorycd <name># start the applicationnpm run dev
5. Open the source code and start editing!
Your site is now running at http://localhost:3000!
Open the name directory in your code editor of choice and edit the contents. Save your changes and the browser will update in real time!
Apart from instructions, check out the tech stack behind the blog.
- SASS - CSS preprocessor language
- NextJS - React based framework for generating sites using SSR/SSG
- Prismic - Headless CMS
- Theme UI - Graph based design framework for designing UI
- Vercel - A cloud platform for deploying static sites and Serverless Functions
- Google Analytics - Analysis of website traffic and user behavior
- Hotjar - User behavior analytics
Next.js by Vercel - The React Framework
Production grade React applications that scale. The world’s leading companies use Next.js by Vercel to build static and dynamic websites and web applications.https://nextjs.org/
That's it, you can now use this starter following the above instructions to build a blog similar to this website or customize as your wish to create a new blog website of your choice.
Please don't forget to ask any questions or share your experience building a blog using the above starter in the comments section.