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Next.js installation guide

Learn how to install Page UI in your Next.js app.


Skip the setup and use Shipixen to get a codebase with all components set up.


Step 1

Create a new Next.js app

Start by creating a new Next.js app. You can use the following command:

npx create-next-app@latest my-app --typescript --tailwind --eslint

Step 2

Run the Page UI CLI

npx @page-ui/wizard@latest init

Step 3

Install dependencies

Add the required dependencies to your Next.js app:

npm install @tailwindcss/forms @tailwindcss/typography tailwindcss-animate class-variance-authority clsx tailwind-merge lucide-react @radix-ui/react-accordion

Step 4

Configure CSS

Add the below to your global.css file.

app/global.css

@layer base {
  :root {
    --hard-shadow: 0px 29px 52px 0px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.4),
      22px 25px 16px 0px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.2);
    --hard-shadow-left: 0px 29px 52px 0px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.4),
      -22px 25px 16px 0px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.2);
    /* If you use Shadcn UI already, you should already have these variables defined */
    --background: 0 0% 100%;
    --foreground: 240 10% 3.9%;
    --card: 0 0% 100%;
    --card-foreground: 240 10% 3.9%;
    --popover: 0 0% 100%;
    --popover-foreground: 240 10% 3.9%;
    --primary-foreground: 355.7 100% 97.3%;
    --secondary: 240 4.8% 95.9%;
    --secondary-foreground: 240 5.9% 10%;
    --muted: 240 4.8% 95.9%;
    --muted-foreground: 240 3.8% 46.1%;
    --accent: 240 4.8% 95.9%;
    --accent-foreground: 240 5.9% 10%;
    --destructive: 0 84.2% 60.2%;
    --destructive-foreground: 0 0% 98%;
    --border: 240 5.9% 90%;
    --input: 240 5.9% 90%;
    --radius: 0.5rem;
  }

  .dark {
    /* If you use Shadcn UI already, you can skip this block. */
    --background: 20 14.3% 4.1%;
    --foreground: 0 0% 95%;
    --card: 24 9.8% 10%;
    --card-foreground: 0 0% 95%;
    --popover: 0 0% 9%;
    --popover-foreground: 0 0% 95%;
    --primary-foreground: 144.9 80.4% 10%;
    --secondary: 240 3.7% 15.9%;
    --secondary-foreground: 0 0% 98%;
    --muted: 0 0% 15%;
    --muted-foreground: 240 5% 64.9%;
    --accent: 12 6.5% 15.1%;
    --accent-foreground: 0 0% 98%;
    --destructive: 0 62.8% 30.6%;
    --destructive-foreground: 0 85.7% 97.3%;
    --border: 240 3.7% 15.9%;
    --input: 240 3.7% 15.9%;
  }

  *,
  ::before,
  ::after {
    @apply border-gray-100 dark:border-neutral-800;
  }

  * {
    @apply font-sans;
  }

  h1,
  h2,
  h3,
  h4,
  h5,
  h6 {
    @apply font-semibold font-display;
  }
}

@layer utilities {
  .text-balance {
    text-wrap: balance;
  }

  /**
   * Perspective (used for images etc.)
   */
  .perspective-none {
    transform: none;
  }

  .perspective-left {
    box-shadow: var(--hard-shadow);
    transform: perspective(400em) rotateY(-15deg) rotateX(6deg)
      skew(-8deg, 4deg) translate3d(-4%, -2%, 0) scale(0.8);
  }

  .perspective-right {
    box-shadow: var(--hard-shadow-left);
    transform: perspective(400em) rotateY(15deg) rotateX(6deg) skew(8deg, -4deg)
      translate3d(4%, -2%, 0) scale(0.8);
  }

  .perspective-bottom {
    box-shadow: var(--hard-shadow);
    transform: translateY(-4%) perspective(400em) rotateX(18deg) scale(0.9);
  }

  .perspective-bottom-lg {
    box-shadow: var(--hard-shadow);
    transform: perspective(400em) translate3d(0, -6%, 0) rotateX(34deg)
      scale(0.8);
  }

  .perspective-paper {
    box-shadow: var(--hard-shadow);
    transform: rotateX(40deg) rotate(40deg) scale(0.8);
  }

  .perspective-paper-left {
    box-shadow: var(--hard-shadow-left);
    transform: rotateX(40deg) rotate(-40deg) scale(0.8);
  }

  /**
   * Custom shadows
   */
  .hard-shadow {
    box-shadow: var(--hard-shadow);
  }

  .hard-shadow-left {
    box-shadow: var(--hard-shadow-left);
  }

  /**
   * Container utilities
   */
  .container-narrow {
    @apply max-w-4xl;
  }

  .container-wide {
    @apply xl:max-w-6xl;
  }

  .container-ultrawide {
    @apply xl:max-w-7xl;
  }
}


Step 5

Optional: configure fonts

Page UI uses --font-space-default and --font-space-display to configure fonts for headings and body text. You can change the font pairings in the layout.tsx file as shown below.
Font pairings are available in the Shipixen App (free download).

app/layout.tsx
import type { Metadata } from "next";
- import { Inter } from "next/font/google";
+ import { Inter, Syne } from 'next/font/google';

import "./globals.css";

- const inter = Inter({ subsets: ["latin"] });

+ const displayFont = Syne({
+   subsets: ['latin'],
+   display: 'swap',
+   variable: '--font-space-display',
+ });

+ const baseFont = Inter({
+   subsets: ['latin'],
+   display: 'swap',
+   variable: '--font-space-default',
+ });

export const metadata: Metadata = {
  title: "Create Next App",
  description: "Generated by create next app",
};

export default function RootLayout({
  children,
}: Readonly<{
  children: React.ReactNode;
}>) {
  return (
    <html lang="en">
-     <body className={inter.className}>{children}</body>
+     <body className={`${baseFont.variable} ${displayFont.variable} scroll-smooth`}>{children}</body>
    </html>
  );
}

Troubleshooting

Something not quite right? Check out the sample repository for a full working example.

Theming

Get new themes directly from the docs (open any component documentation → select a theme from the dropdown and scroll down to copy to clipboard).

You can also explore themes here.

Alternatively, you can change data/config/color.js manually.

Next steps

Start adding components to your Next.js app.
Go to the component documentation to copy and paste components into your app, or head over to templates or usage examples to see how components are used in a real-world app.