Development Environment Setup | Yext Hitchhikers Platform
What You’ll Learn
In this section, you will:
- Set up your local development environment to build with Pages
Let’s set up your local development environment.
If you already have a Yext account and computer configured for web development using node, Deno, and GitHub, skip to the next unit.
In the video, Andrew explains how to create a Yext Account, which you can do here.
Set Up Dev Dependencies
1. Sign up or Log in to your Yext Account
If you do not have a Yext account, you can sign up for an account here .
2. Install the Yext CLI
You will use this to initialize your site and build it locally. Refer to these instructions regarding installation.
3. Install Git
Refer to these instructions regarding Git installation.
4. Create a GitHub Account
If you don’t have a GitHub account, sign up for one here .
5. Install a Code Editor
If you don’t already have a code editor, we recommend downloading VS Code .
6. Install Node.js and npm
Refer to these instructions . You can confirm you have both by running the following commands in your CLI:
You must be on node version 17 to work with Pages.
7. Install Deno
You will need Deno v1.21.0 or higher installed on your machine for local development. Refer to these instructions .
8. Install GitHub CLI
Refer to these instructions .