The Website for the JavaScript implementation of the IPFS protocol
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Welcome to the Website repo. This website uses gatsbyjs. Most of the website content is data-driven, you can check the data directory to see the sections information bundled as js files.

Lead Maintainer

Pedro Santos

Table of Contents

Internationalization i18n

Incorrect translation, help us fix it!

Missing language? Help us translate!

You can do it in 2 steps:

1. Create a PR that adds a line to the config file with a new language code

In the file intl/config, add a line for your language. Example, if you were to add Portuguese, you would only have to add the new language to the availableLocales array:

module.exports = {
  defaultLocale: 'en',
  availableLocales: [
    { acronym: 'en', fullForm: 'English' },
    { acronym: 'pt', fullForm: 'Português' }

2. Translate content at Transifex

  $ tx pull -l <lang>
  $ git add intl
  $ git commit

This step can be done by you or a person reviewing the PR. Replace <lang> with the code added to intl/config.js

When you are finished, submit it as a PR to this repo. Once it gets merged into master it will be live at It will be live at as soon as the production branch is updated.

Learn more on how to use Transifex

Listing a talk on the website

You can add your talk to the website by creating a PR. You just need to add an object to the publicationsAndTalks array. Example, if you were to add a new entry, you would have to add the link to your talk and its title:

const publicationsAndTalks = [
    link: '',
    active: true,
    title: 'Progress Report on the Decentralized Web, David Dias'
    link: '',
    title: 'IPFS on the Brave Browser, Alan Shaw'

Want to show what's possible to build with js-ipfs?

Sharing your app with us is very simple! You just need to host your code on codesandbox and edit apps array. Example, if you want to add a new app, you only have to add a new entry to the apps array by adding its title and the corresponding codesandbox share link:

const apps = [
    title: 'Example 1',
    link: ''
    title: 'Example 2',
    link: ''



  • gatsbyjs v2 to build the website
  • Node.js >= v10 and npm for build tools
  • Transifex Client for locales
  • ipfs to deploy changes


> git clone
> npm install


The following commands are available:

  • npm run develop - Starts a hot-reloading development environment at localhost:8000.
  • npm run build - Generates the static HTML and JavaScript code bundles by performing a production build.
  • npm run lint - Runs aegir lint.

Supported Browsers Versions

We are currently targeting:

Browser Versions
Chrome >= 69
Firefox >= 62
Safari >= 11.1


When a branch gets merged to master, it is deployed to dev.js.ipfs.

To deploy to the code should be merged into the production branch.

Important: Before a deploy you need to add the website to IPFS and update the resulting hash in each translation file. Thus, you must:

  1. Build the project
> npm run build
  1. Init your ipfs daemon (if you haven't done it before)
> ipfs init
  1. Add the public folder to IPFS
> ipfs add -r public/
added <resulting-hash>

After that, go to the messages folder and paste the resulting hash on the serviceWorker object. Note that all json files must be updated. Example:

"serviceWorker": {
    "activationSuccessText": "(...) - /ipfs/<resulting-hash>](<resulting-hash>\n(...)"

Note: This process will be automated as soon as we tackle this issue.