Quick Start Guide

Get ready to get Strapi up and running in less than 5 minutes 🚀

For a step-by-step guide, please take a look at the detailed tutorial.

1. Install Strapi globally

Please make sure Node.js and npm are properly installed on your machine.

npm install strapi@beta -g

2. Create a new project

strapi new my-project --quickstart

3. Create an Administrator user

Navigate to http://localhost:1337/admin.

  • Complete the form to create the first Administrator user.
  • Click Ready to start.

4. Create a new Content Type

Navigate to PLUGINS - Content Type Builder, in the left-hand menu.

  • Click the "+ Add Content Type" button.
  • Enter restaurant.
  • Click "+ Add New Field"
    • Click the String field.
    • Type restaurant under the BASE SETTINGS tab, in the Name field.
    • Check Required field and Unique field under the ADVANCED SETTINGS tab.
    • Click Continue.
  • Click "+ Add New Field"
    • Click the Text field.
    • Type description under the BASE SETTINGS tab, in the Name field.
    • Click the ADVANCED SETTINGS tab, check Display as a WYSIWYG.
    • Click Continue.
  • Click the Save button and wait for Strapi to restart.

5. Create another new Content type

Navigate back to PLUGINS - Content Type Builder, in the left-hand menu.

  • Click the "+ Add Content Type" button.
  • Enter category.
  • A window opens with fields options:
    • Click the String field.
    • Type category under the BASE SETTINGS tab, in the Name field.
    • Check Required field and Unique field under the ADVANCED SETTINGS tab.
    • Click Continue.
  • In the field options window:
    • Click the Relation Field field.
    • On the right side, click the Permissions dropdown and select, Restaurant.
    • In the center, select the icon the represents many-to-many. The text should read, Categories has and belongs to Many Restaurants.
    • Click Save.
  • Click the Save button and wait for Strapi to restart.

6. Add content to "Restaurant" Content Type

Navigate to CONTENT TYPES - Restaurants.

  • Click on + Add New Restaurant button. Type Strapi Restaurant in the Restaurant field. Type Strapi restaurant is a cosy restaurant delivering one of the very fastest and nicest dining experiences in the world, combining nods to tradition with fierce modernity, warmth with daring. into the Description field.
  • Click Save.

You will see your restaurant listed in the entries.

7. Add categories to the "Category" Content Type

Navigate to CONTENT TYPES - Categories.

  • Click on + Add New Category button. Type Convenient in the Category field. Select Strapi Restaurant, on the right, from Restaurant (0)
  • Click Save.

You will see the Convenient category listed in the entries.

  • Click on + Add New Category button. Type Time Saving in the Category field. DO NOT ADD IT HERE to Strapi Restaurant.
  • Click Save.

You will see the Time Saving category listed in the entries.

Navigate back to CONTENT TYPES - Restaurants.

  • Click on Strapi Restaurant
  • On the right, under Categories(1), select the Add an item..., and add Time Saving as a category for this restaurant.

You have now seen two different ways to use the relation field type to add and connect relations between content types.

8. Set roles and permissions

Navigate to PLUGINS - Roles & Permissions.

  • Click the Public Role.
  • Scroll down under Permissions, find Restaurant. Click the checkbox next to find and findone.
  • Repeat and scroll down under Permissions, find Category. Click the checkbox next to find and findone.
  • Click Save.

9. Consume the Content Type's API

Here we are! The list of restaurants is accessible at http://localhost:1337/restaurants.

CONGRATULATIONS

👏 Congratulations, you have now completed the Strapi Quick Start. Where to go next?