CC Search is an interface to search for content that is licensed under Creative Commons licenses or in the public domain.
Run the following commands in order to have the code up and running on your machine:
# installs dependencies $ npm install # Builds and serves assets with hot-reload $ npm run dev
Alternatively, you can use Docker to build and run the application. You just have to run:
$ docker-compose up
You should now have the application running and accessible at https://localhost:8443 (note: it runs on https://, not http://). Since it runs on HTTPS, you will probably see a invalid certificate privacy notice on your browser when accessing it. Just follow your browser's instructions to continue and access the website anyway.
If you absolutely need a non-HTTP version, run
npm run dev-insecure instead of
npm run dev. This is not recommended for most uses.
You don't need to have the CC Search API running locally to be able to run the frontend application. It's configured to communicate, by default, with the API that's already publicly available. If you wish, you can change the URL of the API that's used during development at https://github.com/creativecommons/cccatalog-frontend/blob/master/config/dev-env.js#L7
You can run the tests by executing:
npm run test
If you want to make your local development server accessible to the internet (for testing or showing someone something you're working on), you can use
ngrok. Follow the documentation on the
ngrok site to install it and set it up. Once you have it installed, get the development server for CC Search running and in a separate window/tab, run:
# The extra parameters are required to ensure that ngrok redirects to the HTTPS version of the site # and that the host header matches one that is accepted by the server # (ngrok's default hostname is randomly generated and is not whitelisted). ngrok http https://localhost:8443 -host-header="localhost:8443"
If you need to run a HTTP version (for example, if you're testing against third-party websites that do not accept the self-signed cerificate generated by the dev server), run the dev server using
npm run dev-insecure and use the following command to start
ngrok http 8443 -host-header="localhost:8443"
Details about how to deploy the frontend code can be found on the CC Wiki (Accessible to CC Staff only).