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Next.JS ButterCMS Starter Project

A fully-functional, drop-in proof-of-concept Next.js app, fully integrated with your ButterCMS account

Framework Next.js
Use Case Starter
CSS CSS
CMS ButterCMS
Publisher Butter CMS

Next.js + ButterCMS Starter Project

Live Demo: https://nextjs-starter-buttercms.vercel.app/

This Next.js starter project fully integrates with dynamic sample content from your ButterCMS account, including main menu, pages, blog posts, categories, and tags, all with a beautiful, custom theme with already-implemented search functionality. All of the included sample content is automatically created in your account dashboard when you sign up for a free trial of ButterCMS.

A copy of this starter project can be easily and quickly deployed to Vercel or Heroku with the click of a button.

1) Installation

First, install the dependencies by cloning the repo and running one of the following commands, depending on your current setup:

git clone https://github.com/ButterCMS/nextjs-starter-buttercms.git
cd nextjs-starter-buttercms
npm install # or yarn install

2) Set API Token

To fetch your ButterCMS content, add your API token as an environment variable.

$ echo 'NEXT_PUBLIC_BUTTER_CMS_API_KEY=<Your API Token>' >> .env

3) Run the local server

To view the app in a browser, you'll need to run the local development server:

npm run dev # or yarn dev

Congratulations! Your starter project is now live: http://localhost:3000.

4) Deploy

Deploy your Butterized proof of concept app and spread your love of Butter, to either Vercel, the creators of Next.js, or to Heroku. With the click of a button, you'll create a copy of our starter project in your Git provider account, instantly deploy it, and institute a full content workflow connected to your ButterCMS account. Smooth.

5) Previewing

Your starter project is automatically configured to show draft changes saved in your Butter account when run locally or deployed to a hosting provider. To disable this behavior, set the following value in your .env file: PREVIEW=false.

Next.JS ButterCMS Starter Project

A fully-functional, drop-in proof-of-concept Next.js app, fully integrated with your ButterCMS account

Framework Next.js
Use Case Starter
CSS CSS
CMS ButterCMS
Publisher Butter CMS

Next.js + ButterCMS Starter Project

Live Demo: https://nextjs-starter-buttercms.vercel.app/

This Next.js starter project fully integrates with dynamic sample content from your ButterCMS account, including main menu, pages, blog posts, categories, and tags, all with a beautiful, custom theme with already-implemented search functionality. All of the included sample content is automatically created in your account dashboard when you sign up for a free trial of ButterCMS.

A copy of this starter project can be easily and quickly deployed to Vercel or Heroku with the click of a button.

1) Installation

First, install the dependencies by cloning the repo and running one of the following commands, depending on your current setup:

git clone https://github.com/ButterCMS/nextjs-starter-buttercms.git
cd nextjs-starter-buttercms
npm install # or yarn install

2) Set API Token

To fetch your ButterCMS content, add your API token as an environment variable.

$ echo 'NEXT_PUBLIC_BUTTER_CMS_API_KEY=<Your API Token>' >> .env

3) Run the local server

To view the app in a browser, you'll need to run the local development server:

npm run dev # or yarn dev

Congratulations! Your starter project is now live: http://localhost:3000.

4) Deploy

Deploy your Butterized proof of concept app and spread your love of Butter, to either Vercel, the creators of Next.js, or to Heroku. With the click of a button, you'll create a copy of our starter project in your Git provider account, instantly deploy it, and institute a full content workflow connected to your ButterCMS account. Smooth.

5) Previewing

Your starter project is automatically configured to show draft changes saved in your Butter account when run locally or deployed to a hosting provider. To disable this behavior, set the following value in your .env file: PREVIEW=false.

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