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In this article, we will show you how to deploy your site built on NuxtJS and deploying using IPFS on Fleek

# Table of Contents
- What is Fleek
- What is IPFS
- Starting a NuxtJS Project
- File Structure Content
- Deploying to IPFS on Fleek
- Switching name or adding a domain on Fleek
- Closing Thoughts
- Resources

What is Fleek

Fleek is everything you need to build fast, modern sites & apps on IPFS. All in one seamless workflow, From local development to global deployment, Your site will not only run on IPFS, but it’s also supplemented with a global, enterprise-grade CDN, allowing for speed, scale, and performance that is superior to normal hosting.

What is IPFS

IPFS stands for InterPlanetary File System, The InterPlanetary File System is a protocol and peer-to-peer network for storing and sharing data in a distributed file system. IPFS uses content-addressing to uniquely identify each file in a global namespace connecting all computing devices.

Starting a NuxtJS Project

The first step is to create a nuxt app wrapped around create-nuxt-app, the name of my directory is deploy-nuxtjs-using-ipfs-on-fleek yours can be named whatever you like.

$ npx create-nuxt-app deploy-nuxtjs-using-ipfs-on-fleek

Once that is done you now have your repo created, all that is left is to enter into the directory using the company below

cd deploy-nuxtjs-using-ipfs-on-fleek

run the command below to start the development server which would create a server on http://localhost:3000/

yarn dev

Once that is running you would see a preview that similar to the below

File Structure Content

Assets

The assets directory is made for assets in relations to design/style, for this project we are running on tailwind CSS, so in our assets/css we have tailwind.css

/* purgecss start ignore */
@import 'tailwindcss/base';
@import 'tailwindcss/components';
/* purgecss end ignore */
@import 'tailwindcss/utilities';

Pages

The pages directory is made up of your actual project View’s and Routes, nuxt would look for files ending with a .vue extension and build your applications from that, in this article we have just a single file named index.vue

<template>
  <div class="container">
    <div>
      <logo />
      <h1 class="title">NuxtJS & <a href="https://fleek.co">Fleek.co</a></h1>
      <h2 class="subtitle">
        Deploying NuxtJS using IPFS on Fleek
      </h2>
      <div class="links">
        <a href="https://fleek.co" target="_blank" class="button--grey">
          Fleek </a
        >&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
        <a href="https://nuxtjs.org/" target="_blank" class="button--green">
          Documentation
        </a>
        <a
          href="https://github.com/nuxt/nuxt.js"
          target="_blank"
          class="button--grey"
        >
          GitHub
        </a>
      </div>
    </div>
  </div>
</template>

<script>
import Logo from "~/components/Logo.vue"

export default {
  components: {
    Logo,
  },
}
</script>

<style>
.container {
  margin: 0 auto;
  min-height: 100vh;
  display: flex;
  justify-content: center;
  align-items: center;
  text-align: center;
}

.title {
  font-family: "Quicksand", "Source Sans Pro", -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont,
    "Segoe UI", Roboto, "Helvetica Neue", Arial, sans-serif;
  display: block;
  font-weight: 300;
  font-size: 100px;
  color: #35495e;
  letter-spacing: 1px;
}

.subtitle {
  font-weight: 300;
  font-size: 42px;
  color: #526488;
  word-spacing: 5px;
  padding-bottom: 15px;
}

.links {
  padding-top: 15px;
}
</style>

To learn more about Nuxt.js code directory click Here

Deploying to IPFS on Fleek

Deploying to IPFS has never been this easy thanks to Fleek, first, visit fleek.co and signup.login using your GitHub account, once set up you should see your dashboard similar to the below

Once that’s done click on Add New Site that should take you to a new page like the below

Immediately after connection search for the name of the repo over GitHub using the search feature by the right-hand side of the screen and click the repo that was listed, similar to the below

The next step is the deploy settings page, the framework/language is automatically selected by Fleek, once you have gotten to this screen click Deploy Site

While your app deploys, you can watch the deployment using the Fleek Deploy Log, it should take less than a minute to complete deployment

Yes! our app has deployed, scroll to the very top and you would find a link, clicking that link takes you to your deployed site

Switching name or adding a domain on Fleek

Usually, when you deploy a new site on Fleek, you have a very funny looking domain name for example https://crimson-lab-6839.on.fleek.co/, you can change that by going under settings then clicking Change Site Name, then put in your preferred domain.

Closing Thoughts

…and that’s it! Deploying a NuxtJS site to Fleek is quick and very easy, Fleek is looking to change how deployment works on IPFS improving everything.

Resources