Build & Deploy with Now

In an previous guide we have seen how to do a deploy using TravisCI and now v1. In this post we will cover how to build and deploy your nextein site using now v2.

Add a Configuration File and Set a Builder

Add a file named now.json to your repository with the following content:

  "version": 2,
  "builds": [
      "src": "package.json",
      "use": "@now/static-build",
      "config": { "distDir": "out" }

This configuration will use the @now/static-build builder and set the dist directory to the out folder.

In order to make this work in now v2 we need to add an extra script to our package.json and name it now-build:

  "scripts": {
    "dev": "nextein",
    "export": "nextein build && nextein export",
    "now-build": "npm run export"

The now-build will be called by now when executing the given builder. Our script will execute the export task wich just builds and exports the site.

Deploy with now

Once we setup and configured our now.json we can use the now CLI to manually trigger the build and deploy process:

$ now

Automatize your Build & Deployment with Now for Github

You can run the build and deploy process entirely from now. In the previous post about deployment we have used TravisCI for this task. With the now v2 platform this is not needed anymore if you deploy to now. Enable the Now for Github and the process will be completely automated.

Check the docs for Now for Github

Notice that for Github Pages you'll require the TravisCI configuration.