To facilitate the development of a plugin, we drastically reduce the amount of commands necessary to install the entire development environment. Before getting started, you need to have Node.js (v8) and npm (v5) installed.
Development Environment Setup
To setup the development environment please follow the instructions below:
- Fork the repository to your own GitHub account.
- Clone it to your computer
git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:strapi/strapi.git. (or your fork)
cd strapi && npm run setup
You can run
npm run setup:build to build the plugins' admin (the setup time will be longer)
Create a development project
- Create a new project
cd .. && strapi new myDevelopmentProject --dev.
cd myDevelopmentProject && strapi startTo start the strapi project
If the installation failed, please remove the global packages related to Strapi. The command
npm ls strapi will help you to find where your packages are installed globally.
Plugin development Setup
In a new terminal window:
- Generate a new plugin:
cd /path/to/myDevelopmentProject && strapi generate:plugin my-plugin
- Install admin dependencies and build:
cd /admin && npm run setup
When finished with plugin modifications:
cd /path/to/myDevelopmentProject && npm run setup ---plugins
To rebuild plugins:
Run this inside the cloned or forked repo of
cd strapi && npm run setup:build
Your are now ready to develop your own plugin and live-test your updates! The working local URI should be localhost:4000/admin.