What is GatsbyJS?

GatsbyJS is a free and open-source framework based on React that allows developers to build fast and performant websites and web applications. It uses a variety of tools and technologies to generate static files for a website, which can then be deployed to a web server. Gatsby also allows for the use of modern web development technologies such as GraphQL and webpack. The framework is often used for building progressive web apps, e-commerce sites, blogs, and more.

Once your website is complete, you can use the Gatsby CLI to build your website and deploy the resulting static files to a web server. Gatsby also has a plugin system that allows you to add additional functionality to your website, such as SEO optimization, image optimization, and more.

To install the Gatsby CLI, you will first need to have Node.js and npm (Node Package Manager) installed on your computer. You can download Node.js and npm from the official website (https://nodejs.org/).

Once you have Node.js and npm installed, you can open a terminal window and run the following command:

npm install -g gatsby-cli

This command will install the Gatsby CLI globally on your system, allowing you to use it from any directory.

To create a new Gatsby project, you can run the following command:

gatsby new my-blog

This will create a new directory called “my-blog” and install the necessary dependencies for a new Gatsby project.

To start the development server, navigate to the project directory (cd my-blog) and run the following command:

gatsby develop

This command will start a development server and open your website in a browser. Any changes you make to the code will be reflected in real-time.

To build the website, you can run the following command:

gatsby build

This command will generate a production-ready version of your website in the public directory. You can then deploy the contents of this directory to a web server.

Note: To query your data you need to install the plugin gatsby-source-strapi by running npm install gatsby-source-strapi and configure it in gatsby-config.js file.

These are the basic commands you can use to get started with Gatsby, but there are many more available. You can refer to the Gatsby documentation (https://www.gatsbyjs.org/docs/) for more information.

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