Walkthrough: Using the JSS CLI to Get Started with JSS and Next.js
You can create a JSS Next.js application by using the JSS command-line tool (CLI).
When using this approach, you will need to perform additional steps to connect to a Sitecore instance.
We recommend this approach for Sitecore developers who use the code-first developer workflow or wish to evaluate the JSS developer experience without installing Sitecore.
To quickly scaffold a JSS Next.js application, run the following commands in a terminal:
npm install -g @sitecore-jss/sitecore-jss-cli jss create my-first-jss-app nextjs cd my-first-jss-app jss start
Create your application
To create a JSS application, you must:
Install the JSS CLI:
npm install -g @sitecore-jss/sitecore-jss-cli
To verify the successful installation of the JSS CLI and to see the list of commands availably globally, run
jss create my-first-jss-app nextjs
The command will create the JSS Next.js application and install the required packages.
Run your application
To run your application:
In the terminal, go to your application directory. For example:
To see the full list of commands available for your application, run
Connect to Sitecore
Deploying your code-first artifacts and content to Sitecore, WYSIWYG editing, and use of JSS in production will require a Sitecore instance.
Sitecore requires Windows, but the instance can be on a virtual machine or a remote server.
To connect your application to Sitecore, you must: