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Installation guide

The following installation guides will guide you step-by-step to create a new EverShop project and get it started.


Please check this document for the system requirements list.

Install EverShop Using create-evershop-app command

npx create-evershop-app my-app

The create-evershop-app command will create a new folder named my-app and install all of the dependencies for you.

Install EverShop Using Docker

You can get started with EverShop in minutes by using the Docker image. The Docker image is a great way to get started with EverShop without having to worry about installing dependencies or configuring your environment.

curl -sSL > docker-compose.yml
docker-compose up -d

The Docker image will start a fresh EverShop installation with the default configuration. You can access the site at http://localhost:3000 and the admin panel at http://localhost:3000/admin.


To create a new admin user, terminal into the Docker app container and run the following command:

npm run user:create -- --email "your email" --password "your password" --name "your name"

The public Docker image is for installing EverShop in your local environment only. If you are looking for a development solution, please check the development section below.

Install EverShop manually using Npm

Step 1: Install The @evershop/evershop Npm Package

@evershop/evershop is the core of the EverShop platform. It contains all of the core modules like catalog, checkout, order.

Install the @evershop/evershop Npm package
npm init;
npm install @evershop/evershop;

Step 2: Install the core Npm scripts

Open the package.json file and add the following scripts:

Add the core npm scripts
"scripts": {
"setup": "evershop install",
"build": "evershop build",
"start": "evershop start",
"start:debug": "evershop start --debug",
"dev": "evershop dev",
"user:create": "evershop user:create",
"user:changePassword": "evershop user:changePassword"

Step 3: Run the installation script

Before running this script, make sure that you have an empty Postgres database ready for EverShop.


Please check this document for the system requirements list.

This installation script will do the following tasks:

  • Create a default configuration file.
  • Create your administrator user.
Installation script
npm run setup

During the installation process, you will be asked for some information like database connection, your shop information…

Step 4: Folder permission

EverShop needs to write some files to the disk. So you need to make sure that the following folders have the write permission:

  • public/
  • .evershop
  • .log
  • media

Step 5: Run the build command to build the site

Build the site
npm run build

Step 6: Run the start command to start your store in production mode

Start the site
npm run start

Your site will start at http://localhost:3000.

Admin panel can be accessed at http://localhost:3000/admin.

Upgrade EverShop

To upgrade EverShop version, you can run the following command:

Upgrade EverShop
npm install @evershop/evershop@latest

EverShop will take care of the database migration for you.


Upgrading EverShop requires running the build command again.

For developer

If you are a developer and want to start the project in the development mode, there are some additional steps you need to follow.

Adding the dev script

Open the package.json and add the following script:

Add the core dev script
"scripts": {
"setup": "evershop install",
"build": "evershop build",
"start": "evershop start",
"dev": "evershop dev"

Adding the workspace configuration

Open the package.json and add the following configuration:

Adding the workspace configuration
 "workspaces": [
"extensions/*" #This is where you put your extensions

Start the project in development mode

Start the site in development mode
npm run dev

Adding jsconfig.json file

Open the jsconfig.json file and add the following content:

Add the jsconfig.json file
"compilerOptions": {
"baseUrl": ".",
"paths": {
"@components/*": [
"./themes/<Your Theme Folder>/components/*",
"@components-origin/*": [
"@default-theme/*" : [

The debug mode

To run the project in debug mode, you are required to add the debugging script to the package.json file.

Add the debugging scripts
"scripts": {
"start:debug": "evershop start --debug",

And then you can run the project in debug mode by running the following commands:

Start the site in debug mode
npm run start:debug

The debug mode is enabled by default when you run the dev command.

Dockerize your project - Build your own Docker image

You can build your own Docker image by using the following Dockerfile:

FROM node:18-alpine
RUN npm install -g npm@9
COPY package*.json .
# Copy your custom theme.
COPY themes ./themes

# Copy your custom extensions.
COPY extensions ./extensions

# Copy your config.
COPY config ./config

# Copy your media.
COPY media ./media

# Copy your public files.
COPY public ./public

# Copy your translations.
COPY translations ./translations

# Run npm install.
RUN npm install

# Build assets.
RUN npm run build

CMD ["npm", "run", "start"]

And this is the docker-compose.yml file:

version: '3.8'

context: .
dockerfile: Dockerfile
restart: always
DB_HOST: database
DB_PORT: 5432
DB_PASSWORD: postgres
DB_USER: postgres
DB_NAME: postgres
- myevershop
- database
- 3000:3000

#The postgres database:
image: postgres:16
restart: unless-stopped
- postgres-data:/var/lib/postgresql/data
POSTGRES_DB: postgres
- "5432:5432"
- myevershop

name: MyEverShop
driver: bridge


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