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Creating a new Volto project#

For using Volto for a project (i.e. use Volto as a library), You should use Volto's project generator @plone/generator-volto. It's a boilerplate generator based in Yeoman that will provide you with the basic files and folder structure to bootstrap a Volto site. In addition to bootstrapping standalone Volto projects, it can also bootstrap Volto addons.

  1. Open a terminal and execute:

    $ npm install -g yo @plone/generator-volto
    $ yo @plone/volto

  2. Answer to the prompted questions and provide the name of the new app (folder) to be created. For the sake of this documentation, provide myvoltoproject as project name then.


You can run the generator with parameters to tailor your requirements.

$ yo @plone/volto --help
or take a look at the README for more information.

  1. Change directory to the newly created folder myvoltoapp (or the one you've chosen).

    $ cd myvoltoapp

  2. The project is ready to be started, @plone/generator-volto already has run the dependencies installations for you.

    $ yarn start
    will start the development server, compiling and leaving the app ready at: http://localhost:3000