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How To Add Silex To Your Node.js Project

Alex Hoyau edited this page Jun 7, 2019 · 8 revisions

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Adding Silex to your nodejs project is useful if you plan to customize Silex. Here are the pages related to this one:

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Check the node version supported by Silex, it is in the file .nvmrc here. It should support more recent nodejs version but it is not guaranteed.

If your project is a nodejs project you probably already have a package.json, if not use npm init to create one.

Install Silex as an npm dependency

$ npm install -S silex-website-builder

Create a start script

Create a file and name it index.js

const { SilexServer, Config } = require('silex-website-builder');

const config = new Config();
const silex = new SilexServer(config);

silex.start(function() {
  console.log('server started');

Start Silex

$ node index.js

Test Silex at the address http://localhost:6805/.

Also you may want to add this to your package.json so that it starts when you do npm start:

  "start": "node index.js",

Next steps

Now you can