With the Shopify command line interface (Shopify CLI 3.0), you can:
- build custom storefronts and manage their hosting
- initialize, build, dev, and deploy Shopify apps — and generate app extensions
Before you begin
Install the latest version of Node.js and npm (or another package manager of your choice).
Developing apps with Shopify CLI
When you’re building a Shopify app, you can initialize your project using your preferred package manager. A single command will install all the dependencies you need — including Shopify CLI itself.
Initialize your project using one of the following commands:
npm init @shopify/app@latest(installed by default with Node)
pnpm create @shopify/create-app@latest
yarn create @shopify/app
Learn more in the docs: Create an app
Developing Hydrogen custom storefronts with Shopify CLI
When you’re building a custom storefront, use Hydrogen, Shopify’s React-based framework optimized for headless commerce. Initialize a new Hydrogen app with a fully-featured Demo Store template, or start from scratch with the minimal Hello World template. Shopify Plus stores can deploy their Hydrogen apps to Oxygen, Shopify’s global hosting solution, at no extra cost.
Get started using one of the following commands:
npm init @shopify/hydrogen@latest
pnpm create @shopify/create-hydrogen@latest
yarn create @shopify/hydrogen
If you encounter issues using the CLI or have feedback you'd like to share with us, below are some options:
- Open a GitHub issue - To report bugs or request new features, open an issue in the Shopify CLI repository.
- Shopify Community Forums - Visit our forums to connect with the community and learn more about Shopify CLI development.
- CLI Documentation - Apps - To view CLI documentation for app development
- CLI Documentation - Themes - To view CLI documentation for theme development
- CLI Documentation - Hydrogen - To view CLI documentation for Hydrogen (custom storefront) development
If you'd like to contribute to the project, check out the contributors docs and the steps to get started.