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QuickStart a React App using a Headless CMS API

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@carsoncgibbonsCarson Gibbons

Cosmic JS Co-Founder

One of the core benefits of offloading key development services onto best-in-class APIs is getting your project up and running quickly. Instead of building out a custom payment gateway; developers would rather plug into Stripe and start transacting immediately. Similarly, the days of building out your own search application are over; developers are simply plugging into Algolia to make their data searchable in a fraction of the time.

The same shifts are occurring in content management. Instead of installing and building out a legacy monolithic content manage system, developers are gravitating to the โ€œheadless CMSโ€ to allow them to build apps using their favorite frameworks and technologies, while giving their marketers and content managers a web-based Dashboard to create and manage content with simple, scalable content modeling tools. Content and code remain decoupled, allowing each member of a cross-functional team to work with only the tools they need to get their job done.

Cosmic JS offers a headless CMS that enables content managers and developers to work better together. By providing an intuitive Admin Dashboard, powerful APIs, and flexible user roles, applications are built faster, more light-weight, and your whole team ends up saving time in the process.


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QuickStart a React App using a Headless CMSย API

Cosmic JS is an example of a robust headless CMS and API thatโ€™s promoting collaboration on cross-functional teams to build apps faster. Get started building Cosmic-powered apps in seconds ๐Ÿš€ We have Node.js, React, Vue, Gatsby and Serverless Starters to help you get your project started quickly.

๐Ÿ› ๏ธ Installation

Install via the Cosmic CLI:

I set up an example Bucket for this blog:

Run cosmic -h for a list of all commands. Run cosmic [command] -h for details on options for a specific command. You're now up and running with a QuickStart React Application that can be managed entirely from your Cosmic JS Bucket Dashboard and Command Line Terminal tool of choice.


When ditching the installed content management system and going API-first isnโ€™t quick enough, check out the Starter Apps from Cosmic JS to get a project up and running in seconds. ๐Ÿ”ฅ

If you have any comments or questions about building React apps with Cosmic JS, reach out to us on Twitter and join the conversation on Slack.


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