The CLI that offers all you need to start using the VTEX IO platform efficiently.
- How do we empower you?
- First step: Installing the VTEX Toolbelt
- Developing an app locally
- Customize your prompt
- Send us feedback
How do we empower you?
VTEX Toolbelt is a command-line program that gives you access to all of the features in the VTEX platform and increases your productivity, allowing you to:
- Manage your apps quickly: List, install and uninstall available apps in your account;
- Work safely on your personal environments: List, create and remove workspaces;
- Easily ship changes to your final user: Promote a workspace to
master, making it public in your account URL;
- See what you are creating in real time: Develop new apps in link mode, using automatic synchronization;
- Go live from the command line: Publish apps to the VTEX App Store.
Getting started: Installing the VTEX Toolbelt
To use the VTEX Toolbelt, you'll need to install other engines that will also be useful when developing for VTEX.
Node.js to run the tool
- Install Node.js here: Toolbelt is written in Typescript and designed to run on Node.js. (Node is the runtime that executes the JS and allows our tool to run and work at your computer)
- Install yarn here: yarn is a way to manage your code, organize content in packages that you can download, share and... install, just like our CLI :)
Now do you have Node.js and Yarn? Let's install the Toolbelt.
Installing the Toolbelt with yarn
yarn powers app development to React, Node and VTEX IO! Install the Toolbelt using yarn and start working with us generating automatically all the files you'll need to create apps in the future.
To install it, run:
yarn global add vtex
Alternative installation method using npmYou can install using `npm`. But remember, if in the future you want to develop a VTEX IO app, you'll need to install `yarn`
To install with
npm install -g vtex
Using the CLI
After installation, run
vtex to see our commands and what each one of them does.
Or, check all our commands here
$ vtex Welcome to VTEX I/O Login with vtex login <account> Usage: vtex <command> [options] Commands: add <app> Add app(s) to the manifest dependencies deprecate [app] Deprecate app(s) init Create basic files and folders for your VTEX app install [app] Install an app (defaults to the app in the current directory) link Start a development session for this app setup Setup your development environment (configure tsconfig and tslint, run yarn) list List your installed VTEX apps logs Show apps production logs login Log into a VTEX account logout Logout of the current VTEX account promote Promote this workspace to master publish [path] Publish the current app or a path containing an app switch <account> Switch to another VTEX account test Run your VTEX app unit tests uninstall [app] Uninstall an app (defaults to the app in the current directory) unlink [app] Unlink an app on the current directory or a specified one update Update all installed apps to the latest version use <name> Use a workspace to perform operations whoami See your credentials current status browse [endpoint] Browse an endpoint of the store under development config get <name> Gets the current value for the requested configuration config set <name> <value> Sets the current value for the given configuration deps list List your workspace dependencies deps update [app] Update all workspace dependencies or a specific app@version deps diff [workspace1] [workspace2] Show dependencies difference between two workspaces infra install <name> Install a service infra list [name] List installed services infra update Update all installed services local manifest Generate manifest from package.json local package Generate package.json from manifest local account Show current account and copy it to clipboard local workspace Show current workspace and copy it to clipboard local token Show user's auth token and copy it to clipboard port react Convert your app from React 0.x to React 2.x release [releaseType/Version] [tagName] Bump app version, commit and push to remote (git only) settings <app> [fields] Get app settings settings set <app> <fields> <value> Set a value settings unset <app> <fields> Unset a value redirects import <csvPath> Import redirects for the current account and workspace redirects export <csvPath> Export all redirects in the current account and workspace redirects delete <csvPath> Delete redirects in the current account and workspace url Prints base URL for current account, workspace and account workspace Alias for vtex workspace info workspace create <name> Create a new workspace with this name workspace delete <name> Delete a single or various workspaces workspace info Display information about the current workspace workspace list List workspaces on this account workspace promote Promote this workspace to master workspace reset [name] Delete and create a workspace workspace use <name> Use a workspace to perform operations Options: -h, --help show help information
Second step: log into your VTEX account
Start by using
vtex login to receive your credentials and be able
to access other features. Simply type this command and follow the instructions.
Having trouble with login? Follow these steps
You can use
vtex login to login with your VTEX ID credentials or vtex logout if you're already logged in and want to change credentials.
When logging in, you will be asked for 3 things:
accountname of the store you wish to work on, that would be your company's or client's
- Your VTEX ID email, the one you received access to work with VTEX.
- Your VTEX ID password, the one you chose when creating your user.
If you wish to work on another
vtex switch <account> specifying the account you want to move to.
😉 Note that
publishimplicitly checks if you're logged, and if you're not, it asks your credentials before proceeding.
To develop locally: use vtex link
When you log in to an account, you can create your own workspaces to work on your ideas or see what is in production. To do so:
- On an app directory, run
vtex linkand click on or copy the provided URL into your browser;
- Now on, VTEX Toolbelt will monitor your files for change and sync them with what you see automatically.
Know more about local development with Toolbelt
Toolbelt will upload all your app files to the developer environment, print an URL for your use, and watch for any changes you make to the files, which will be automatically synchronized.
Wanna know something cool? You can customize your prompt
You can configure your terminal prompt to display relevant information about your current context, like which account you're logged into and which
workspace you are currently using.
Just like knowing which
git branch you're currently in, having this info in your prompt will help you avoid mistakes and be faster when using VTEX IO.
How to do so?
If you are a bash user you can start customizing your command prompt by running the following command:
echo "source $(npm root -g)/vtex/plugins/bash/vtex.bash" >> ~/.bashrcecho "source $(npm root -g)/vtex/plugins/bash/prompt.bash" >> ~/.bashrc
😉 For fine grained control, use only the first script and add
__vtex_ps1manually to your prompt.
If you want a pretty, ready-made Git + VTEX prompt you can copy
plugins/fish/fish_prompt.fish to the
~/.config/fish/functions folder. To see the changes, simply restart your shell by typing
cp /vtex/plugins/fish/fish_prompt.fish ~/.config/fish/functions/fish
💡 If you installed Toolbelt using
yarn, you should replace
(npm root -g)with
(yarn global dir).
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I ignore specific files or directories in my app so that they are not uploaded?
.vtexignore file containing, on each line, paths you wish to ignore.
.vtexignore is found, your .gitignore file is used instead.
Is there another way to customize the prompt?
You can do so by adding the
vtex_get_workspace commands to your PS1 environment variable the way it pleases you.
Follow the steps on contributing.md.
Tell us what you think about Toolbelt
📡 We are always looking for ways to improve your experience. Please, send us feedback about the VTEX Toolbelt here.