⚠️ Note: This guide has been deprecated as the release of Reaction 2.0. The latest installation guide can be found here.
Note: These commands all assume you are running them from an administrator shell
Download and run the installer from the Node.js site for the latest long-term support (LTS) version, 8.
Note: Reaction is currently not compatible with Node 9.
Visit the Chocolatey site and follow the instructions
choco install git
choco install meteor
Install Windows Build Tools 2015
npm install -g windows-build-tools
Install the Reaction command-line interface (CLI)
# install CLI npm install -g reaction-cli
Create your first Reaction project
We recommend creating a directory under your user directory
mkdir /Users/<your_user_name>/my-reaction-projects cd /Users/<your_user_name>/my-reaction-projects
Do not run reaction from the
\Windows\system32 directory as you will not have the correct permissions
# clone Reaction, install NPM dependencies reaction init # change directory into new reaction project cd reaction
If you don't want Reaction to be installed in the default
reaction directory you can
specify a directory like
reaction init my-new-reaction-project cd init my-new-reaction-project
To start Reaction, run the
# start Reaction reaction # or reaction run
Note: The first run can take a while as it downloads dependencies. This is especially true if you are not in North America.
The initial admin user for the site is auto generated, and displayed in your console (or see: env variables section to default these) By default the username will be :
admin@localhost and the password will be:
Congrats! Now you've created your first Reaction store. View the store by going to http://localhost:3000 in your favorite browser.
If you run into errors with running out of memory, you may want to try the below command and restart the build
To learn more about the Reaction command-line-client visit the CLI docs
To learn how to manage your store as an admin user visit the admin documentation
To learn how to customize Reaction visit the Customization Guide