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Installing for Local development

This guide will document the steps to set up and run locally for the purposes of development.The setup process was documented using Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.

You'll need a couple prerequisites to get started.#

  • Redis
  • Postgres
  • Bash CLI
  • yarn
  • npm
  • Your favourite Code Editor (VScode for linting presets)

Giveth IO leverages notable packages, applications and architectures including:#

  • Ethereum
  • NextJS
  • Apollo GraphQL
  • Theme UI

Install the back-end (impact-graph) from GitHub#

In order to develop locally you need to clone the back-end server. We are using for this.

via SSH on the CLI:

    git clone    cd impact-graph    npm i    cp .env.example .env

Create a Database and User in Postgres using psql#

Follow this tutorial on PSQL to setup your username and create the database.


sudo -u postgres psqlpostgres=# create database <databaseName>;postgres=# create user <userName> with encrypted password '<passwordHere>';postgres=# grant all privileges on database <databaseName> to <userName>;

Clone and Install the Frontend#

Head on over to and clone the repo.

via SSH on the CLI:

git clone giveth-nextyarn install

Get the Environment Variables#

In order to run the local build for you'll need to ask for the environment variables. Head on over to our Contributors Discord say Hi and get in touch with one of the developers.

Launch the Development Server and Environment#

Start up the impact-graph backend server and redis.

  • Run redis by using the command redis-server
  • From the impact-graph repo start with npm start

Run the Migrations to Setup the Database#

In a separate terminal cd into the impact-graph run this command in the terminal

npm run typeorm:cli -- migration:run

Deploy the Front-end#

To take advantage of linting presets, please use VSCODE:

  • Select File -> Open Workspace

  • Navigate into the giveth-next directory

  • Open the workspace file giveth2-full-stack.code-workspace

  • Install recommended extensions (Prettier and StandardJS plugins)

    Then fire up the front-end locally.

    yarn run dev

Start Editing!#

Open up the giveth-next repo on your code editor. is now running locally at http://localhost:8000!

Giveth Running Locally

You can also expiremnt with querying your data via GraphQL - you'll find it at this link here - http://localhost:8000/___graphql Learn more about using this tool in the Gatsby tutorial.

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