Creates a new Frontity project.

npx frontity create [project-name] [options]



The name of your Frontity project. It will also be the name of the folder that this command will create for you with the files of your Frontity project inside.




--theme <theme>

The theme to use


Adds support for TypeScript. Related environment variable: FRONTITY_CREATE_TYPESCRIPT


Generates the project in the current directory


frontity create initializes by default a git repository. This option skips this initialization.


Skips prompting the user for options. Related environment variable: FRONTITY_CREATE_NAME


Output usage information

The --theme option

You can either pick one of the two official Frontity themes (--theme @frontity/mars-theme or --theme @frontity/twentytwenty-theme) or use any other custom theme as long as it's published on npm. Just pass the theme name on the command-line like --theme ThemesPackageNameInNPM.


  • Create a Frontity project named my-awesome-project:

npx frontity create my-awesome-project
npx frontity create --theme frontity-chakra-theme cool-project
  • If you leave out both of the arguments, the CLI will run an interactive shell asking for these inputs:

> npx frontity create
? Enter a name for the project: awesome project
? Pick a starter theme to clone: @frontity/mars-theme (recommended)
✔ Creating
✔ Creating package.json.
✔ Creating frontity.settings.js.
✔ Cloning @frontity/mars-theme.
✔ Installing dependencies.
✔ Downloading favicon.ico.
Frontity project created.
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Environment Variables


If you pass the --no-prompt flag to the create command, the CLI will use the name from this FRONTITY_CREATE_NAME environment variable.

If the CLI cannot find a FRONTITY_CREATE_NAME environmental variable, it will prompt for the name of the package.



You can see a scheme of the whole workflow of using this FRONTITY_CREATE_NAME environment variable in the --no-prompt section.


Adds support for TypeScript in the project created.