Gatsby Advanced Starter

Gatsby Advanced Starter aims to provide a minimal base for building advanced GatsbyJS powered websites by using the latest technologies to simplify your process.

Author vagr9k
Github Stars 1513
Last Commit Jul 17, 2022
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A starter skeleton with advanced features

The Advanced Starter doesn’t define any UI limitations in any way and only gives you the basic components for SEO/Links/Infinite Scrolling while creating a comfortable development environment to get started.

Starter supports both TypeScript and JavaScript, comes with Jest and Cypress configurations and allows you to write Unit/Integration/E2E tests out of the box.

You are free to use any UI framework/styling options or you can use the gatsby-theme-amaranth as a starting point, which provides a stylish blog design styled with Styled Components


With gatsby-theme-advanced

With gatsby-theme-amaranth.


  • Gatsby v3 support
  • First class TypeScript support (for query data and components exposed by the theme)
  • Styled Components used for styling
  • Posts in MDX
    • Code syntax highlighting
    • Embed videos
    • Embed iframes
  • Infinite Scrolling
  • React Query for client side API calls
  • Tags
    • Separate page for posts under each tag
  • Categories
    • Separate page for posts under each category
  • Social features
    • Twitter tweet button
    • Facebook share/share count
    • Reddit share/share count
    • LinkedIn share button
  • Author section
  • Related posts computation and display based on category/tag match ranking
  • Disqus support
  • gatsby-plugin-image for optimized image generation
  • Inline SVG imports
  • High configurability
  • Separate components for everything:
    • Gatsby Link utilities
    • SEO
    • Disqus
  • PWA features
    • Offline support
    • Web App Manifest support
    • Loading progress for slow networks
  • SEO
  • RSS feeds
  • Development tools
    • Yarn 3
    • Jest for unit/integration testing
    • Cypress for E2E testing
    • CI via GitHub Actions
    • CD via GitHub Actions
    • ESLint for linting
    • Prettier for code formatting
    • React Hooks Linting
    • Remark-Lint for linting Markdown
    • write-good for linting English prose
    • gh-pages for deploying to GitHub pages
    • Netlify deploy configuration