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.

(Before continuing, please make sure Node.js and npm are properly installed on your machine. You can install the Yarn v1.2.0+ package here.)

1. Install Strapi and Create a new project

yarn create strapi-app my-project --quickstart

or

  • Use npm/npx to install the Strapi project.
npx create-strapi-app my-project --quickstart

2. Create an Administrator user

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

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

3. Create a Restaurant Content Type

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

  • Click the "+ Add Content Type" link
  • Enter restaurant, and click Done
  • A window opens with fields options:
    • Click the String field
    • Type name in the Name field
    • Click over to the ADVANCED SETTINGS tab, and check the Required field and the Unique field
    • Click the "+ Add New Field" button
    • Click the Rich Text field
    • Type description under the BASE SETTINGS tab, in the Name field
    • Click Done
  • Click the Save button and wait for Strapi to restart

4. Create a Category Content type

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

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

5. Add content to "Restaurant" Content Type

Navigate to CONTENT TYPES - Restaurants, in the left-hand menu.

  • Click on + Add New Restaurant button. Type Biscotte Restaurant in the Restaurant field. Type Welcome to Biscotte restaurant! Restaurant Biscotte offers a cuisine based on fresh, quality products, often local, organic when possible, and always produced by passionate producers. into the Description field.
  • Click Save.

You will see your restaurant listed in the entries.

6. Add categories to the "Category" Content Type

Navigate to CONTENT TYPES - Categories.

  • Click on + Add New Category button. Type French Food in the Category field. Select Biscotte 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 Brunch in the Category field. DO NOT ADD IT HERE to Biscotte Restaurant.
  • Click Save.

You will see the Brunch category listed in the entries.

Navigate back to CONTENT TYPES - Restaurants.

  • Click on Biscotte Restaurant
  • On the right, under Categories(1), select the Add an item..., and add Brunch as a category for this restaurant, and click the Save button.

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

7. 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 find Category. Click the checkbox next to find and findone.
  • Click Save.

8. 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?