# Getting started

This guide will help you get started with shopware-pwa.

# Quickstart

Set up shopware-pwa in less than 10 minutes.

# Create project

Create a directory for your project and enter it

mkdir my-shopware-pwa
cd ./my-shopware-pwa

Initialize the project inside the directory by running

npx @shopware-pwa/cli init

It will ask for the address to your shopware instance, access token, and admin credentials to load plugins. Only the first two are required to start the instance, and default settings will point to our demo instance.


Don't let this step throw you off. As you are starting the PWA, it requires a backend to get its products, content etc. By default, shopware-pwa init will connect you to a generic Shopware backend hosted by us. However, at this point you can already connect your custom shop instance.

Please read these instructions on how to prepare your Shopware 6 instance to communicate with the PWA before running shopware-pwa init.

Then you can just begin local development by typing:

yarn dev

After roughly 30 seconds, your application will be available locally on http://localhost:3000 (opens new window) looking similar to this:

shopware-pwa after init

# Create project with specific version

You can initialize a project with a specific version of shopware-pwa by passing the version in CLI invocation.

npx @shopware-pwa/cli init # latest stable version (recommended for production)

npx @shopware-pwa/cli@canary init # latest canary version (master branch) for development
npx @shopware-pwa/cli@0.9.2 init # specific choosen version

after the project is initialized you can invoke CLI commands by tying:

yarn shopware-pwa <command>

this will take the version, which is defined in your package.json file. When you'll upgrade the version in your package.json file, you can use the yarn shopware-pwa init command to update the project configuration.

# Configure the backend connection

Instead of using the interactive CLI to configure your backend connection, you can also define the parameters in a file

  1. Edit the shopware-pwa.config.js file inside the root directory of your project
  2. Fill it with the data from your instance (how to prepare your Shopware 6 instance)
module.exports = {
  shopwareEndpoint: "https://shopware6-demo.vuestorefront.io",
  shopwareAccessToken: "SWSCVJJET0RQAXFNBMTDZTV1OQ",
  shopwareApiClient: {
    // optional, allow to override the default settings
    timeout: 5000, // timeout limit in ms
  1. Restart the PWA dev server (you might have to stop it before)
yarn dev

# shopware-pwa.config.js config file

Available settings inside the shopware-pwa.config.js file:

export interface ShopwarePwaConfigFile {
   * list of allowed domains for this pwa instance from saleschannel configuration
  shopwareDomainsAllowList?: string[];
   * default domain prefix
  fallbackDomain?: string;
   * Shopware6 URL
  shopwareEndpoint: string;
   * id specific for each sales channel
  shopwareAccessToken: string;
   * theme code: npm package name or local one (directory name)
  theme: string;
   * default locale used in application
  defaultLanguageCode?: string;
   * {ShopwareApiClientConfig}
  shopwareApiClient?: ShopwareApiClientConfig;
   * List of the plugins that are installed on Shopware instance but should not be loaded.
  disabledPlugins?: string[];

export interface ShopwareApiClientConfig {
   * value of timeout limit for the requests (ms)
  timeout?: number;
   * credentials for HTTP basic auth
  auth?: {
    username: string;
    password: string;

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