# Setup Cheatsheet

This cheatsheet will give you an overview of the Shopware PWA project and how to set it up for development.

# General

Shopware PWA is a collaborative project between Vue Storefront and Shopware with the goal of providing an alternative Storefront based on the Vue Storefront Next architecture. It uses the Shopware Sales-Channel API for communication to the Shopware backend.

As both projects are still undergoing development, we decided to mitigate potential delays through an additional Shopware plugin SwagShopwarePwa which extends the Sales-Channel API. Eventually, once the core will provide those functionalities, the plugin will be dumped and not required anymore.

There will be a more streamlined, interactive development setup, but for now we're focussing on progress and stability of the platform.

# Installation

# Prerequisites

  • shopware/platform running within either shopware/development or shopware/production
  • node@^14 installed
  • yarn package manager installed

# Installation steps

# Shopware setup

Note: You can skip this section if you just want to try the PWA. It will be preconfigured to use a public instance.

  1. Make sure you have a running Shopware 6 instance (preferably stable 6.2 once available)
  2. Clone SwagShopwarePwa (opens new window) into your custom/plugins directory.
  3. Install the plugin by running bin/console plugin:install --activate SwagShopwarePwa
  4. Refresh the indices using bin/console dal:refresh:index
  5. Go to the admin panel and copy the API access key from your sales channel settings
  6. Make sure that you have proper domain configured in your sales channel settings - should contain your PWA instance URL (otherwise, the customer registration won't be possible - since v6.2)

# PWA setup

  1. Clone the shopware-pwa (opens new window) project into a directory of your choice.
  2. Run yarn in the root and then yarn build --types.
  3. Go anywhere outside the project
  4. Create your own project directory mkdir my-project and go inside cd my-project
  5. run npx @shopware-pwa/cli init or shopware-pwa init if you are using CLI installed globally
  6. run yarn dev
  7. Your application will be available on http://localhost:3000 (opens new window)

Now you have complete ShopwarePWA project running locally

# Running Shopware PWA on custom Shopware instance
  1. add new file shopware-pwa.config.js inside root of newly created project
  2. fill it with your needs
module.exports = {
  shopwareEndpoint: "https://pwa-demo-api.shopware.com/trunk",
  shopwareAccessToken: "SWSCMDAZUUG5Z05VWKXIDWPSEQ"
  1. run again npx @shopware-pwa/cli init (or shopware-pwa init) and then yarn dev
# Developing Shopware PWA

If you'd like to develop Shopware PWA, then run inside your created project shopware-pwa dev instead of yarn dev. It will watch files and components in shopware-pwa/packages/default-theme and instantly copy changes to your project.