Strapi is an open-source content management system (CMS) that enables the creation of customizable APIs for any front-end application. Strapi is extremely easy to use because it allows you to create versatile APIs with unique features that you will appreciate. Strapi allows for a great deal of customization.
Why did we make these starters?
Starters allow you to quickly visualize the result of the association between Strapi and your frontend framework. It’s easier and faster to dig into an existing application to get an idea of the product than to start an application from scratch. As we’ve made tutorials on how to make a blog with this or that framework, it seemed useful for the Strapi community to use the resulting application in order to create starters.
To understand how to create a basic blog with Strapi using React and other application software.
You’ll need a basic understanding of the following to proceed.
- Basic understanding of Strapi — get started here,
- Downloaded and installed latest Node.js v14,
- Basic understanding of Heroku, and (heroku with strapi),
- Basic understanding of Cloudinary, and
- Basic understanding of Netlify.
There are previous tutorials available on how to make a blog with this or that framework. It seemed useful for the Strapi community to use the resulting application in order to create starters.
To get started with the starter, you have two options:
- You can start by installing the starter and then following the tutorial to reproduce it and learn on the way.
- Or you can run the starter to directly test the application.
Let’s see how to run it!
Deploy the backend
To deploy the Strapi instance you’ll need:
Once you have created these accounts, you can deploy your instance by clicking on this button. Before clicking the deploy button, make sure the
.env file from strapi backend code has been updated with the information in the image below.
After deploying to Heroku, you should see the output shown below.
Deploy the frontend
On Netlify To deploy the frontend, you’ll need a free Netlify account. Once you have created your account, you can deploy your instance.
Select a repository name and fill the API_URL` with your Strapi instance on Heroku without the trailing slash.
- 2 Content types: Article, Category
- 2 Created articles
- 3 Created categories
- Permissions set to
truefor article and category
- Responsive design using UIkit
- “/” display every articles.
- “/article/:id” display one article.
- “/category/:id” display articles depending on the category.
Backend See full instructions on our Strapi starter blog. Now, let’s clone our GitHub repo and start our server.
git clone https://github.com/strapi/strapi-starter-react-blog.git
Start the frontend server
# Using yarn
# Using npm
npm run develop
React server is running here => http://localhost:3000
If you liked it, it would be great to share the word 📣 And let me know what you thought of it in the comments below.