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    System Requirements:

    • Node.js 16.8 or later.
    • macOS, Windows (including WSL), and Linux are supported.

    Automatic Installation

    We recommend creating a new Next.js app using create-next-app, which sets up everything automatically for you. To create a project, run:

    npx create-next-app@latest

    On installation, you'll see the following prompts:

    What is your project named? my-app
    Would you like to use TypeScript with this project? No / Yes
    Would you like to use ESLint with this project? No / Yes
    Would you like to use Tailwind CSS with this project? No / Yes
    Would you like to use `src/` directory with this project? No / Yes
    Use App Router (recommended)? No / Yes
    Would you like to customize the default import alias? No / Yes

    Next.js now ships with TypeScript, ESLint, and Tailwind CSS configuration by default. You can also choose to use the src directory for your application code.

    After the prompts, create-next-app will create a folder with your project name and install the required dependencies.

    Note: While you can use the Pages Router in your new project. We recommend starting new applications with the App Router to leverage React's latest features.

    Manual Installation

    To manually create a new Next.js app, install the required packages:

    npm install next@latest react@latest react-dom@latest

    Open package.json and add the following scripts:

      "scripts": {
        "dev": "next dev",
        "build": "next build",
        "start": "next start",
        "lint": "next lint"

    These scripts refer to the different stages of developing an application:

    • dev: runs next dev to start Next.js in development mode.
    • build: runs next build to build the application for production usage.
    • start: runs next start to start a Next.js production server.
    • lint: runs next lint to set up Next.js' built-in ESLint configuration.

    Create the app folder

    Next, create an app folder and add a layout.tsx and page.tsx file. These will be rendered when the user visits the root of your application.

    App Folder Structure

    Create a root layout inside app/layout.tsx with the required <html> and <body> tags:

    export default function RootLayout({
    }: {
      children: React.ReactNode;
    }) {
      return (
        <html lang="en">

    Finally, create a home page app/page.tsx with some initial content:

    export default function Page() {
      return <h1>Hello, Next.js!</h1>;

    Good to know: If you forget to create layout.tsx, Next.js will automatically create this file for you when running the development server with next dev.

    Create the public folder

    You can optionally create a public folder to store static assets such as images, fonts, etc. Files inside public directory can then be referenced by your code starting from the base URL (/).

    Run the Development Server

    1. Run npm run dev to start the development server.
    2. Visit http://localhost:3000 to view your application.
    3. Edit app/layout.tsx or app/page.tsx and save to see the updated result in your browser.

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