Getting Started with Gatsby JS

Getting Started with Gatsby.js: A Beginner’s Tutorial

  1. Install Gatsby CLI: To get started with Gatsby, you’ll need to install the Gatsby CLI. You can do this by running the following command in your terminal:
Copy codenpm install -g gatsby-cli
  1. Create a new Gatsby project: Once you have the Gatsby CLI installed, you can create a new Gatsby project by running the following command:
javascriptCopy codegatsby new my-gatsby-site

This will create a new directory named “my-gatsby-site” that contains a basic Gatsby project.

  1. Start the development server: Navigate into the “my-gatsby-site” directory and start the development server by running the following command:
bashCopy codecd my-gatsby-site
gatsby develop

This will start a local development server and you can view your Gatsby site in your browser at http://localhost:8000.

  1. Create a new page: In Gatsby, pages are React components that define the content of your website. To create a new page, create a new directory in the “src/pages” directory with the name of your page. For example, to create an “About” page, create a new directory named “about”. In this directory, create a new file named “index.js” and add the following code:
javascriptCopy codeimport React from "react"

const AboutPage = () => {
  return (
      <p>This is an example About page.</p>

export default AboutPage
  1. Add a navigation link: To add a navigation link to your new About page, open the “src/components/header.js” file and add the following code to the “Header” component:
javascriptCopy codeimport React from "react"
import { Link } from "gatsby"

const Header = () => {
  return (
            <Link to="/">Home</Link>
            <Link to="/about">About</Link>

export default Header
  1. View the About page: Refresh your browser and you should now see a navigation link to your new About page.

This is a basic introduction to building a website with Gatsby.js. From here, you can continue to explore and build more complex pages and features for your website. Gatsby provides a rich ecosystem of plugins, templates, and tools that make it easy to build powerful and dynamic websites.

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