Create Next App
The easiest way to get started with Next.js is by using
create-next-app. This CLI tool enables you to quickly start building a new Next.js application, with everything set up for you. You can create a new app using the default Next.js template, or by using one of the official Next.js examples. To get started, use the following command:
yarn create next-app
pnpm create next-app
You can create a TypeScript project with the
--ts, --typescript flag:
npx create-next-app@latest --ts
yarn create next-app --typescript
pnpm create next-app --ts
create-next-app comes with the following options:
- --ts, --typescript - Initialize as a TypeScript project.
- -e, --example [name]|[github-url] - An example to bootstrap the app with. You can use an example name from the Next.js repo or a GitHub URL. The URL can use any branch and/or subdirectory.
- --example-path [path-to-example] - In a rare case, your GitHub URL might contain a branch name with a slash (e.g. bug/fix-1) and the path to the example (e.g. foo/bar). In this case, you must specify the path to the example separately:
- --use-npm - Explicitly tell the CLI to bootstrap the app using npm
- --use-pnpm - Explicitly tell the CLI to bootstrap the app using pnpm
Note: To bootstrap using
yarn we recommend running
yarn create next-app
Why use Create Next App?
create-next-app allows you to create a new Next.js app within seconds. It is officially maintained by the creators of Next.js, and includes a number of benefits:
- Interactive Experience: Running
npx create-next-app@latest (with no arguments) launches an interactive experience that guides you through setting up a project.
- Zero Dependencies: Initializing a project is as quick as one second. Create Next App has zero dependencies.
- Offline Support: Create Next App will automatically detect if you're offline and bootstrap your project using your local package cache.
- Support for Examples: Create Next App can bootstrap your application using an example from the Next.js examples collection (e.g.
npx create-next-app --example api-routes).
- Tested: The package is part of the Next.js monorepo and tested using the same integration test suite as Next.js itself, ensuring it works as expected with every release.
For more information on what to do next, we recommend the following sections: