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npx create-react-blog

Create a blog with create-react-app, MDX, and Navi.
Themed after Gatsby's blog starter and Dan Abramov's overreacted.io.

See an example of the deployed app →

Comes with:

📡 RSS feed generation
🏷️ Tagged posts
🚀 HTML files for each URL
📜 Smooth scrolling to hash links
🔥 Animated page loading transition
🔗 Easy code splitting with import()
Paginated index page
TypeScript support

Getting started

The simplest way to get started is to use npx:

npx create-react-blog react-blog
cd react-blog
npm start

If you'd like to use TypeScript, just pass in a --typescript option:

npx create-react-blog react-blog --typescript

Alternatively, you can clone this repository yourself and use one of the templates yourself. If you take this approach, make sure to also run npm install:

git clone git@github.com:frontarm/create-react-blog.git
mv create-react-blog/template react-blog
cd react-blog
npm install
npm start

To statically build your blog and then start a local server for testing:

npm run build
npm run serve

The quickest and easiet way to deploy your blog is with Netlify, which is already set up and ready to go:

# Deploy to a test URL
npm run deploy

# Deploy to a production URL
npm run deploy:prod

Of course, since your site is just a bunch of HTML files, it can be deployed anywhere you'd like. Here's a couple alternatives:

How to...

To update the site's title, edit the metadata in src/siteMetadata.js.

To change the site's colors, edit the :root block in src/index.module.css.

To create a new post, add a new directory to src/pages/posts that is prefixed with the new post's publication date, then create a post.js file inside it:

export default {
  title: `Learn How To Build This Blog From Scratch`,
  tags: ['react', 'navi'],
  spoiler: "An online course with loads of live demos and exercises.",
  getContent: () => import('./document.mdx'),
}

To set the maximum number of posts on an index page,, set the indexPageSize property of the object exported by src/siteMetadata.js.

To modify the generated HTML, update the src/renderPageToString.js file.

To add non-blog pages, just use Navi.createPage(), Navi.createSwitch() and Navi.createRedirect(). For an example, check the about page at src/pages/about/index.js. If you create a page, remember to add it to the root switch at src/pages/index.js.

To brush up on React's fundamentals, check out the React (without the buzzwords) and Asynchronous JavaScript courses.