In this project, we provide all the code you need for a personal website with a homepage, information pages, and navigation. Let's see how to set up Prismic to get this up and running.

1. Launch the project

First, Install the prismic-cli package. Launch a terminal instance and run the following command to install the package globally.

npm install -g prismic-cli

Sometimes it's possible that this command doesn't work. If that's the case for you, try executing a sudo command: sudo npm install -g prismic-cli


⚠️ Prismic CLI version

Make sure you're using the latest version of the CLI, which you can check on npm; otherwise, the theme command won't add any Custom Types or Content correctly to the newly created repository.

Check your version by running prismic --version command in your terminal.

Once it's been installed, navigate where you want to create your new project folder and run the following command:

prismic theme --theme-url https://github.com/prismicio/nodejs-multi-language-site --conf config/prismic-configuration.js

This will create a new Prismic content repository, set up the custom types, create a few documents, and install the project code

2. Multi-language configuration

For this example project, you'll have a default locale configuration on your repo. This will be:

  • English en-gb as the master locale
  • And, French fr-fr as the second locale

And, if you want to add additional locales, go to your Dashboard, enter your repository, go to Settings / Translations & locales and add another language.

🌐 Change the master locale

If you wish to modify the master locale of your repository, reach out to us so we can make this change for you.

If you add a new master locale, update your language settings in the 'config' folder of the project. open the 'site-config.js' file and replace the defaultLanguage with the master language of your repository.

3. Run the website

Now, open your project folder in the terminal and run the following command:

npm install -g nodemon

Then this next command will launch a local development server at http://localhost:3000.

nodemon

Now all of your content is displayed!


4. Deploy & go live!

An easy way to deploy your Node.js application is to use Heroku. Just follow these few simple steps once you have successfully signed up and installed the Heroku toolbelt. Create a file with the name Procfile file at your application root. Put the following code in the Procfile file:

web: node app.js

Create a new Heroku application

heroku create

Initialize a new Git repository

git init
heroku git:remote -a your-heroku-app-name

Commit your code to the Git repository and deploy it to Heroku

git add .
git commit -am "make it better"
git push heroku master

Ensure you have at least one node running

heroku ps:scale web=1

You can now browse your application online.

heroku open

Customize to your likings

Click on the links in the navigation to see all your pages. Now can easily modify this example site to create your website: edit the stylesheets and templates to fit your design.

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