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

Gaurang (GT) Torvekar
4 min readMay 9, 2023


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


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 tutorial


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 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.


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


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