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kachkaev and timneutkens Upgrade Babel to 7.0.0-rc.1 (major) (#4937)
Fixes #4691
Fixes #4614

This PR gives path to zeit/next-plugins#242

I did not add or remove `^` near dependency versions in package.json files. However, I don't exclude that some changes can be made given that rc is more stable than beta.
Latest commit 9319c15 Aug 14, 2018

With Firebase Hosting example

How to use

Using create-next-app

Execute create-next-app with Yarn or npx to bootstrap the example:

npx create-next-app --example with-firebase-hosting with-firebase-hosting-app
# or
yarn create next-app --example with-firebase-hosting with-firebase-hosting-app
Download manually

Download the example:

curl | tar -xz --strip=2 next.js-canary/examples/with-firebase-hosting
cd with-firebase-hosting
Set up firebase
  • install Firebase Tools: npm i -g firebase-tools
  • create a project through the firebase web console
  • grab the projects ID from the web consoles URL:<projectId>
  • update the .firebaserc default project ID to the newly created project
  • login to the Firebase CLI tool with firebase login
Install Project
npm install

Run Next.js development:

npm run dev

Run Firebase locally for testing:

npm run serve

Deploy it to the cloud with Firebase:

npm run deploy

Clean dist folder

npm run clean

The idea behind the example

The goal is to host the Next.js app on Firebase Cloud Functions with Firebase Hosting rewrite rules so our app is served from our Firebase Hosting URL. Each individual page bundle is served in a new call to the Cloud Function which performs the initial server render.

This is based off of the work at & as described here.

If you're having issues, feel free to tag @jthegedus in the issue you create on the next.js repo


  • The empty placeholder.html file is so Firebase Hosting does not error on an empty public/ folder and still hosts at the Firebase project URL.
  • firebase.json outlines the catchall rewrite rule for our Cloud Function.
  • The Firebase predeploy hooks run most of the npm scripts when npm run deploy runs firebase deploy. The only scripts you should need are clean, dev, serve and deploy.


Next App and Next Server development are separated into two different folders:

  • app - src/app/
  • server - src/functions/

If you wish to modify any configuration of the Next App, you should only modify the contents of src/app.

For instance, the .babelrc in src/functions is used only to compile the Firebase Cloud Functions code, which is our the Next Server code. If you wish to customize the .babelrc for the Next App compilation, then you should create one at src/app/.babelrc and follow the customization guide.


If using _app.js you may receive the following error on your deployed Cloud Function:

{ Error: Cannot find module '@babel/runtime/regenerator'...

Despite next.js having @babel/runtime as a dependency, you must install it as a dependency directly in this project.