Installation via the CLI

The easiest way to install Statamic together with Peak is to use the official CLIopen in new window. Install the CLI by running composer global require statamic/cli and for each project just run statamic new my-site studio1902/statamic-peak.

The Peak install process uses Laravel Prompts. Some prompts are not properly support on Windows without WSL and will be skipped. This means during the setup process Peak cannot set a timezone for your app. The Commands Addon won't offer you to pick an icon when adding Page Builder Blocks or Bard Sets. Instead it will pick the first available icon. You can always change these manually in the Statamic Blueprint Builder.

Install into an existing Statamic v3.3+ project

If you already have an existing, clean, Statamic installation you can run the following command: php please starter-kit:install studio1902/statamic-peak.

Installation options

Make sure you update the Statamic CLIopen in new window to v2.5 or newer to use this functionality. When Statamic installs the Starter Kit, Peak will offer a few options that make configuring your site easier. These include:

  1. Copy over the .env.example (recommended Peak config) to your .env whilst maintaining your APP_KEY and APP_URL and setting a custom APP_NAME.
  2. Using Imagick instead of GD as an image manipulation driver.
  4. Initialising a Git repo.
  5. Adding /users to .gitignore to avoid GDPR issues.
  6. Adding /storage/forms to .gitignore to avoid GDPR issues.
  7. Adding /public/build to .gitignore for when you compile assets on your server.
  8. Running npm i.
  9. Installing Browsershot and Puppeteer.
  10. Starring the Peak repo.

Compile the frontend assets

The starter kit comes bundles with compiled assets. Run npm i && npm run dev to compile your frontend assets. Use npm run watch to watch and compile whenever you made any changes.

Since we use the Tailwind CSS JIT compiler, as soon as you make changes you need to compile them yourself. Compilation is configured in vite.config.js. Make sure you add your hostname to your .env file (APP_URL) as it's being used for the Vite dev server.

npm i && npm run watch

To compile for production run this (on your server). Since Peak uses the Tailwind CSS JIT compiler this won't purge anything, but it will minify your assets:

npm run build

README and deployment

Peak ships with a README file you can use. It features:

  • Installation instructions
  • A place to dump your non sensitive .env variables
  • An example .env. for production.
  • Nginx configuration for static resource caching.
  • Deploy scripts for Ploi and Forge.