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.
You can create a new project interactively by running:
yarn create next-app
pnpm create next-app
You will then be asked the following prompts:
What is your project named? my-app Would you like to use TypeScript? No / Yes Would you like to use ESLint? No / Yes Would you like to use Tailwind CSS? No / Yes Would you like to use `src/` directory? No / Yes Would you like to use App Router? (recommended) No / Yes Would you like to customize the default import alias (@/*)? No / Yes
Once you've answered the prompts, a new project will be created with the correct configuration depending on your answers.
You can also pass command line arguments to set up a new project non-interactively.
Further, you can negate default options by prefixing them with
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) or any public GitHub repository.
- 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.