Strapi is an open source, content management framework built on Node.js and MongoDB that helps you develop database-driven websites, applications and APIs in Node.js..
Strapi app Node.js 8 or higher and provides features such as Admin Panel, Authentication & Permissions management, Content Management, API Generator, etc.
Strapi is in use for many kinds of websites, from small nonprofits and large enterprises.
Using Strapi to edit your content on the web should be easy and fun. No need for learning templating and HTML. Strapi hides most of that stuff and focuses on what matters most.….
Strapi offers features that may not be available to other PHP based CMS, like WordPress Joomla or Drupal… All you do is write your content and its instantly published… Other features like permalinks, categories, pages, posts, and custom layouts are all top content and SEO friendly…
For more about Strapi , check its homepage.
This brief tutorial is going to show students and new users how to install Strapi on Ubuntu 16.04 | 18.04 and 18.10 systems.
These are the packages we’re going to be setting up.
- Ruby version 2.5.3
- Node.js 10
Step 1: Install Ruby
To install Ruby and Rails on Ubuntu, you’ll need to install some dependencies. To make that happen, install Node.js and Yarn repositories. This will make installing the dependencies easier.
First install these curl and git packages.
sudo apt update sudo apt install curl git
Than run the commands below to add Node.js and Yarn repositories and keys to your system. Then install some core packages to get your environment going.
curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_10.x | sudo -E bash - curl -sS https://dl.yarnpkg.com/debian/pubkey.gpg | sudo apt-key add - echo "deb https://dl.yarnpkg.com/debian/ stable main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/yarn.list sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install nodejs yarn zlib1g-dev build-essential libpq-dev libssl-dev libreadline-dev libyaml-dev libsqlite3-dev sqlite3 libxml2-dev libxslt1-dev libcurl4-openssl-dev software-properties-common libffi-dev
When you’re done. continue below:
After adding the repositories and installing necessary packages above, install Ruby with your local profile settings using rbenv. you’ll then use rbenv to install ruby-build.
cd ~/ git clone https://github.com/rbenv/rbenv.git ~/.rbenv echo 'export PATH="$HOME/.rbenv/bin:$PATH"' >> ~/.bashrc echo 'eval "$(rbenv init -)"' >> ~/.bashrc exec $SHELL git clone https://github.com/rbenv/ruby-build.git ~/.rbenv/plugins/ruby-build echo 'export PATH="$HOME/.rbenv/plugins/ruby-build/bin:$PATH"' >> ~/.bashrc exec $SHELL
After setting up your local profile. run the commands below to install Ruby version 2.5.3. If a newer version is available, replace the version number to that. visit this site to find out Ruby latest versions.
rbenv install 2.5.3 rbenv global 2.5.3
To verify that Ruby is installed, run the commands below:
You should see similar lines as below:
ruby 2.5.3p105 (2018-10-18 revision 65156) [x86_64-linux]
Step 2: Install Node.js
Now that Ruby environment is set up, run the commands below to install Node.js. Run the commands below to install Node.js repository, then install Node.js package.
curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_10.x | sudo -E bash - sudo apt-get install -y nodejs
Now that Node.js is installed, run the commands below to install Strapi.
Step 3: Install MongoDB
MongoDB is the database that Strapi uses. So install MongoDB, ImageMagic before continuing with setting up your website projects.
sudo apt install mongodb npm install mongodb --save
After installing MongoDB server, open a new terminal window and try.
Then start an interactive mongo prompt by typing the command below:
ctrl+c to exit.
Step 4: Install Strapi
Now that your environment is ready, run the commands below to install Strapi and build your first site. Next, run the commands below.
sudo npm install strapi@alpha -g sudo npm install pm2 -g
Next create a folder for your project, then change into the Strapi folder and install there.
cd ~ strapi new myproject cd myproject npm install --production
The generator will ask a couple of questions about the configuration. Go ahead and select the default options. Say Y when generator asks to answer the questions:
Lets configurate the connection to your database: ? Choose your main database: MongoDB ? Database name: myproject ? Host: 127.0.0.1 ? +srv connection: false ? Port (It will be ignored if you enable +srv): 27017 ? Username: leave blank ? Password: leave blank ? Authentication database (Maybe "admin" or blank): ? Enable SSL connection: false
Once you’ve selected your requirements, the generator will prepare the skeleton of your app, configure the files and install npm dependencies as required.
When you’re done, run the commands below to start the server from inside the Strapi project folder.
NODE_ENV=production pm2 start server.js --name api
If the first commands above don’t work.
Now open your browser and browse to the hostname follow by port # 1337
Your Strapi API should be accessible at the following URL: http://localhost:1337.
Then, stop the server by running ctrl + c.
Next, logon to the back-end and begin creating content.
Use the credential you created for admin above.
Now you can start building your great content.
Congratulation! You have successfully installed Strapi platform on Ubuntu 16.04 | 18.04 | 18.10
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