Building a Decentralized IPFS File Uploader with NextJS and web3.storage — A Beginner’s Tutorial

Gaurang (GT) Torvekar
Coinmonks
4 min readMay 9, 2023

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Step-by-Step Guide to Creating a Secure and Scalable File Uploader with IPFS and NextJS

Overview:

In this tutorial, you will learn how to build a simple web application using NextJS and Tailwind CSS, allowing users to upload files to IPFS (InterPlanetary File System) using web3.storage.

web3.storage tutorial

Introduction:

As web3 technology continues to evolve and gain popularity, there has been a growing need for tools and platforms to make it easier for developers to build decentralized applications (DApps). Next.js and web3.storage can significantly simplify building web3 DApps.

By combining Next.js and Tailwind CSS, developers can quickly build web applications that are both performant and beautiful. In this tutorial, we’ll build a simple file uploader using these technologies.

Code:

If you don’t want to follow along, you can find the whole code for this tutorial in my GitHub repo here.

Requirements:

  • Basic knowledge of JavaScript, React, and NextJS
  • Node.js and npm installed on your computer
  • A web3.storage account and API key

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