Sanity.io is a headless CMS that allows you to structure your content by building custom schemas and deliver it as a flexible API, which you can then query using the front-end technology of your choice.
Install Sanity #
Install Sanity studio globally
npm install -g @sanity/cli
This will allow you to use the
sanity CLI and scaffold new projects directly from the command line.
Create a new project #
To start a new project create a new project directory and move into it
mkdir new-project && cd new-project
sanity init to log in Sanity, set up a dataset, and generate the files needed to run the editing environment locally.
If this is your first project choose
Create new project, then give your project a name and name your dataset, this can be anything you like. If you leave blank it will be given the default name
Next select dataset visibility, choose the output path and select a template. It’s a good idea to choose
blog if this is your first project as it will give you a clue how to structure your schema. You can always delete the default schema later.
Sanity will resolve dependencies then you will be ready to start the project.
Next steps #
Launch the project in VSCode, using
code . from the root directory, then use
sanity start to run a locally instance of the studio in your browser.
Now you‘re ready to start building your content schema.
Further reading #
- Getting started with Sanity from the Sanity Docs.
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