Starter Kits

Ecommerce Starter Kit

The Apostrophe Ecommerce Starter Kit is a simple and yet fully functional e-commerce starter website. It introduces advanced techniques for content management with UX in mind, while aiming flexible content management and clear path for further development.
> apos create my-app --starter=ecommerce

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E-commerce Starter Kit for ApostropheCMS

An e-commerce Starter Kit for ApostropheCMS built with Tailwind CSS.

You can find the full documentation on how to use and extend this starter kit below:

If you prefer, you can follow these steps to host the docs in your local environment.


Getting started

This Starter Kit, also known as a boilerplate project, serves as a template for initiating new projects and is intended for use in two main ways:

  1. Using Our CLI Tool: Run our CLI tool to clone this template locally, install its dependencies, and set up an initial admin user. You accomplish this using:

    apos create <my-project-name> --starter=ecommerce

  2. Manual Setup: Manually git clone this repository and install its dependencies using npm install. Add an initial admin user with node app @apostrophecms/user:add admin admin.

For those who need to create multiple projects with additional base modules, consider forking this repository into your organizational or personal GitHub account. Customize it to fit your needs. To use your customized template, run the following CLI command:

apos create <project-name> --starter=<repo-name>

Here, <repo-name> should be the URL of your forked repository, excluding the part.

Note: This template is NOT designed to be installed into an existing project.

Running the project

Run npm run dev to build the Apostrophe UI and start the site up. Remember, this is during alpha development, so we're all in "dev mode." The dev script will watch for saves in client-side CSS and JavaScript and trigger a build and page refresh if they are detected. It will also restart the app when server-side code is saved.

Making it your own

This boilerplate is designed so you can install and start running it right away. If you are starting a project that will go into production one day, there are a few things you should be sure to check:

  • Update the shortname. You don't need to perform this step if you created your project using the CLI tool. The shortname option in app.js is used for the database name (unless another is given in the @apostrophecms/db module). You should change this to an appropriate project name before you start adding any users or content you would like to keep.
  • Update the Express.js session secret. The secret is set to undefined initially in the modules/@apostrophecms/express/index.js file. You should update this to a unique string.
  • Decide if you want hot reloading on. This boilerplate uses nodemon to restart the app when files are changed. In modules/@apostrophecms/asset/index.js there is an option enabled to refresh the browser on restart. If you like this, do nothing. If you don't, remove the option or set it to false. The option has no effect when the app is in production.


Thanks to our partner Corlette

About Apostrophe

ApostropheCMS is a powerful content management system designed for developers who want to build dynamic and robust websites and applications. The intuitive admin interface provides a user-friendly editing experience, empowering content editors to create and update content effortlessly. As a developer, you have complete control over the content structure, defining custom schemas and creating relationships between different content types.

With its developer-friendly architecture, ApostropheCMS provides the flexibility and extensibility you need to build a simple blog, an enterprise-level website, or a complex web application.

Apostrophe starter kits

This Starter Kit was originally crafted by Corllete in partnership with Apostrophe. To learn more about Corllete visit As with any open source project, this too is a community collaboration. We welcome feedback, tickets, bug fixes, and improvements.

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