Start with Next.js

Learn how to setup your first Next.js project powered by Appwrite.

1

Create project

Head to the Appwrite Console.

Create project screen

Create project screen

If this is your first time using Appwrite, create an account and create your first project.

Then, under Add a platform, add a Web app. The Hostname should be localhost.

Add a platform

Add a platform

You can skip optional steps.

2

Create Next.js project

Create a Next.js project and create a JavaScript Next.js project.

Shell
npx create-next-app@latest && cd my-app
3

Install Appwrite SDK

Install the JavaScript Appwrite SDK.

Shell
npm install appwrite
4

Define Appwrite service

Find your project's ID in the Settings page.

Project settings screen

Project settings screen

Create a new file app/appwrite.js and add the following code to it, replace <YOUR_PROJECT_ID> with your project ID.

JavaScript
import { Client, Account } from 'appwrite';

export const client = new Client();

client
    .setEndpoint('https://cloud.appwrite.io/v1')
    .setProject('<YOUR_PROJECT_ID>'); // Replace with your project ID

export const account = new Account(client);
export { ID } from 'appwrite';
5

Create a login page

Create or update app/page.js file and add the following code to it.

JavaScript
"use client";
import { useState } from "react";
import { account, ID } from "./appwrite";

const LoginPage = () => {
  const [loggedInUser, setLoggedInUser] = useState(null);
  const [email, setEmail] = useState("");
  const [password, setPassword] = useState("");
  const [name, setName] = useState("");

  const login = async (email, password) => {
    const session = await account.createEmailPasswordSession(email, password);
    setLoggedInUser(await account.get());
  };

  const register = async () => {
    await account.create(ID.unique(), email, password, name);
    login(email, password);
  };

  const logout = async () => {
    await account.deleteSession("current");
    setLoggedInUser(null);
  };

  if (loggedInUser) {
    return (
      <div>
        <p>Logged in as {loggedInUser.name}</p>
        <button type="button" onClick={logout}>
          Logout
        </button>
      </div>
    );
  }

  return (
    <div>
      <p>Not logged in</p>
      <form>
        <input
          type="email"
          placeholder="Email"
          value={email}
          onChange={(e) => setEmail(e.target.value)}
        />
        <input
          type="password"
          placeholder="Password"
          value={password}
          onChange={(e) => setPassword(e.target.value)}
        />
        <input
          type="text"
          placeholder="Name"
          value={name}
          onChange={(e) => setName(e.target.value)}
        />
        <button type="button" onClick={() => login(email, password)}>
          Login
        </button>
        <button type="button" onClick={register}>
          Register
        </button>
      </form>
    </div>
  );
};

export default LoginPage;
6

All set

Run your project with npm run dev and open Localhost on Port 3000 in your browser.

Don't forget to add some CSS to suit your style.