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Version: 2.2

Quickstart NextJS

Introduction‚Äč

This tutorial shows you how to create a basic NextJS dapp that uses the @moralisweb3/next to display native balance.

You can find the repository with the final code here

The Steps We Will Take‚Äč

  1. Create a NextJS (recommend using NextJs version 12 project)
  2. Import and set up the latest @moralis/next
  3. Integrate your application with Moralis services
  4. Read any blockchain data from any blockchain

Prerequisites‚Äč

  1. Create a Moralis account
  2. Install and set up your editor of choice (we will use VSC in this tutorial)
  3. Install NodeJS

Create a NextJS Dapp‚Äč

For this part of the tutorial, we will create a dapp that displays the native balance, ERC-20 tokens, and NFTs for any address and EVM chain!ūüöÄ

  1. Create a new folder for your project and open it in your editor
  2. Initialize a new project:
npm init

Give it a name and fill in the details as you want (press enter to use the default options). You should now have a package.json file that looks something like this:

{
"name": "simple-nextjs-demo",
"version": "1.0.0",
"description": "",
"main": "index.js",
"scripts": {
"test": "echo \"Error: no test specified\" && exit 1"
},
"author": "",
"license": "ISC"
}
  1. Install the required dependencies:
npm install moralis @moralisweb3/next next-auth next@12.3.4 react react-dom
  1. Open package.json and add the following scripts:
"scripts": {
"dev": "next dev",
"build": "next build",
"start": "next start",
"lint": "next lint"
}
  1. Create a pages directory at the root of your application and add the index.jsx file with the following content:
function HomePage() {
return <div>Welcome to my Next.js dApp!</div>
}

export default HomePage
info

NextJS is built around the concept of pages. A page is a React component exported from a .js, .jsx, .ts, or .tsx file in the pages directory.

Add Moralis to Your NextJS Dapp‚Äč

  1. Get your Web3 Api Key: Log in to your Moralis dashboard, navigate to your project’s Settings > Secrets, and copy the value from Web3 API Key - Default.
Secure Your API Key - Best Practices for Cybersecurity

Protecting your API key is critical in safeguarding your sensitive account information. Adhere to these cybersecurity best practices to ensure optimal API security:

  • Restrict Access: Only grant access to authorized users, ensuring secure user management.
  • Avoid Version Control Exposure: Exclude the key from any version control systems to prevent unauthorized access and potential data breaches.
  • Leverage Secret Management Services: Utilize reputable password managers or secret management services for enhanced security.
  • Prevent Public Exposure: Do not embed the secret API key in publicly accessible web applications or forums, mitigating the risk of unauthorized access.
  1. Create a .env.local file at the root and add a new environment variable, MORALIS_API_KEY; enter your API key as the value:
MORALIS_API_KEY=replace_me
info

NextJS .env.local variables are accessible to the entire application and are never exposed to the browser. They are stored only on the server side, which makes them safe.

  1. After .env.local is added, you can start your app:
npm run dev
caution

Every time you modify the .env.local file, you need to restart your app.

Setup @moralisweb3/next‚Äč

To use Moralis APIs in your NextJS project create a resolver file pages/api/moralis/[...moralis].ts with the following code:

import { MoralisNextApi } from "@moralisweb3/next";

export default MoralisNextApi({ apiKey: process.env.MORALIS_API_KEY });

You can provide a configuration object to the MoralisNextApi.

Your first @moralisweb3/next hook call and blockchain data‚Äč

  1. Let's fetch Evm native balance! Add useEvmNativeBalance hook to pages/index.jsx:
import { useEvmNativeBalance } from '@moralisweb3/next';

function HomePage() {
const address = '0x1...';
const { data: nativeBalance } = useEvmNativeBalance({ address });
return (
<div>
<h3>Wallet: {address}</h3>
<h3>Native Balance: {nativeBalance?.balance.ether} ETH</h3>
</div>
);
}

export default HomePage;


  1. Now, let's receive and use the props in our server-side Visit the http://localhost:3000 page to see the results:

The `useEvmNativeBalance()` response