Generating custom boilerplates with Shipixen

Updated on

The Shipixen App allows configuring your website & blog and generating a boilerplate from it that can be deployed with 1 click to Vercel.

Configuring your template

On the left side of the app, you can find the navigation menu. It contains the following sections:

  • Homepage
  • Theme & Logo
  • Pages
  • Header Links
  • Footer Links & Social

Only Homepage and Theme & Logo contain required fields. The rest of the sections are optional.

Shipixen Website Configuration Overview

Generating the template

After you have finalized the configuration, you can click the "Generate template" button at the bottom of the app. This will generate a boilerplate that can be deployed to Vercel.

While generating, you will see the following window:

Shipixen Generating Template in Progress

Generating the boilerplate usually takes up to 1 minute. After it is done, you will get a "Deploy to Vercel" button that allows you to deploy the generated website & blog to Vercel:

Shipixen Generating Template complete

Deploying the template

After you press the "Deploy to Vercel" button, you will be redirected to Vercel.

By following the instructions there, a git repository will be created on your GitHub, Gitlab or Bitbucket account (depending on what you use in Vercel). The repository will contain the generated code and will be connected to your Vercel account.
Any change made to the repository will trigger a new deployment to Vercel.
The entire codebase will belong to you and you will be able to modify it as you wish.

Next steps

That's it!
You can now start writing blog posts and publishing them to your website.

Here's what to read next: