The Next.js Portfolio Blog Starter Kit

By: O Wolfson

The Next.js Portfolio Blog Starter Kit is a template designed for building a comprehensive portfolio site, complete with a blog. This template simplifies the creation of a professional online presence and also enhances it with a suite of modern web technologies and design practices.

Key Features

  1. MDX and Markdown Support: This feature allows you to write your content using MDX or Markdown, offering a flexible way to integrate dynamic elements within static content.
  2. Optimized for SEO: With built-in tools like a sitemap generator, robots.txt, and JSON-LD schema, this starter kit ensures your portfolio ranks well on search engines.
  3. RSS Feed and Dynamic OG Images: Keep your audience updated with new posts via RSS feeds and attract social media engagement with dynamically generated Open Graph images.
  4. Syntax Highlighting: Code blocks within your articles look clean and are easy to read, thanks to integrated syntax highlighting.
  5. Tailwind v4: Utilize the latest features of Tailwind CSS for a highly customizable and responsive design.
  6. Performance Insights: The kit is optimized for speed and integrates seamlessly with Vercel Speed Insights and Web Analytics.
  7. Geist Font: This modern sans-serif typeface adds a clean and professional look to your site.

How to Get Started

One-Click Deploy

For those looking to get up and running easily, the one-click deploy option via Vercel allows you to set up your portfolio in minutes. Deploy directly from Vercel's Portfolio Blog Starter page.

Clone and Deploy

If you prefer a more hands-on approach:

  • Use pnpm create next-app --example blog to clone the repository.
  • Start your development server with pnpm dev.

Why Choose This Starter Kit?

This kit is a complete solution for developers and creatives who want to showcase their work and writings in a polished format. It provides the tools necessary to create a visually appealing and technically robust site that stands out.

Demo and More Information

For a closer look at what you can build with this starter kit, visit the live demo site. For detailed instructions and more information on how to customize your new blog, check out the official documentation page.

This Next.js Portfolio Blog Starter Kit represents a perfect blend of style, functionality, and ease of use, making it an excellent choice for anyone looking to create a professional online portfolio with integrated blog functionality. Whether you are a developer, designer, or writer, this kit provides all the necessary tools to showcase your work and attract the right audience.