Existing Magento 2 setup

The ScandiPWA theme integrates seamlessly with Magento

You might want to install ScandiPWA as a Magento theme (without using Create Magento App) – and this is supported out of the box! You can install the theme as a local composer module, continuously build it, and Magento will be able to recognize it as a valid Magento theme. Then, you will be able to select your ScandiPWA-based theme in the Magento configuration.

If you are using Create Magento App you're lucky! It has a built-in ScandiPWA linking function built-in. Read how to setup ScandPWA with CMA in minutes!

Prerequisites

Make sure your server is running Magento 2.4.1.

Heads up!

Make sure your server is configured to point into <MAGENTO ROOT>/pub directory.

Node v12+

node -v # should be 12^

You can instal Node using nvm (recommended) or the official guide.

Varnish v5+

varnishd -V # should be 5^

In Magento admin go to Stores > Configuration > Advanced > System > Full Page Cache. Make sure the Varnish Cache is selected in the dropdown, varnish configuration has proper values set in it.

If it is not, please follow official documentation to set it up.

Redis v2.5+

redis-cli -v # should output 2.5^

If it is not installed, please follow this guide to obtain it.

Install the ScandiPWA theme with Composer

We recommend you keep your theme source in a src/localmodules directory. You will then be able to configure composer to install the theme from here as a local module.

mkdir src/localmodules
cd src/localmodules
If you're just getting started
If you already have a theme
If you're just getting started

Verify that your system has the required tools installed, and create a new theme!

If you already have a theme

Simply move your ScandiPWA theme into the localmodules directory:

mv ~/Projects/<your-theme> . # path to your theme
cd <your-theme>

Build or start the application in Magento mode:

yarn (recommended)
npm
yarn (recommended)
BUILD_MODE=magento yarn start # or build
npm
BUILD_MODE=magento npm start # or build

If you chose start – you will need to keep this process running. It continuously re-builds the theme when changes are made. Open a new terminal tab to enter new commands.

Now the new theme is created, but we need to install it using Composer. We will install the newly-created theme by taking advantage of Composer's ability to install from local repository sources.

First, we add our theme as a local repository source. This will alter composer.json to add a new item in the repositories field:

composer config repo.theme path localmodules/<your-app-name>

Next, we install our theme by using require. This will resolve the package to the localmodules directory we configured above:

composer require scandipwa/<your-app-name>

Configure persisted-query

For improved ScandiPWA query caching to work, you must configure scandipwa/persisted-query. For convenience, there are additional flags available for php bin/magento setup:config:set command:

Flag

Required?

Description

Example

--pq-host

Yes

Persisted query Redis host

127.0.0.1

--pq-port

Yes

Persisted query Redis port

6379

--pq-database

Yes

Persisted query Redis database

5

--pq-scheme

Yes

Persisted query Redis database

tcp

--pq-password

No

Persisted query Redis password (empty password is not allowed)

empty

Enable the ScandiPWA Theme

Run the upgrade command and disable full-page caching:

bin/magento setup:upgrade
bin/magento cache:disable full_page

It is now time to enable the new theme. In the Magento admin panel, navigate to Content > Design > Configuration. Edit the scope you want to change (typically the most general one in the list), and select the new theme. Finally, flush the cache:

bin/magento cache:flush

The new theme should now be served on the frontend. Congratulations, you now have a ScandiPWA Magento Theme!