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How to deploy a react application present in a repository to Netlify ?

In this blog post , I will be sharing a problem I faced when trying to deploy a react app which is inside a repository to netlify.

Problem faced:

So I have this repository skarthikeyan96/local-hack-day-learn where I will be placing bunch of projects.

I wanted to deploy my first app inside local-hack-day-learn which is a todo list ongoing ) to netlify.

How do you do it ?


Updating the build and publish folder in netlify either through their web application or via netlify.toml file.

We will see both ways.

Fix 1 : Updating the configuration from web application

Go to
Build Settings section for the application which you have already deployed or when you are deploying the application , you can update the build and publish sections under the build settings.


Since the todo-list application is bootstrapped with create-react-app

Set the base directory to todo-list/ and publish directory to todo-list/build as recommended in the netlify docs


Fix 2 : creating and updating netlify.toml file

The netlify. toml file is a configuration file that specifies how Netlify builds and deploys your site — including redirects, branch and context-specific settings, and more.

create your own netlify.toml in the root folder and update the following

# Settings in the [build] context are global and are applied to all contexts
# unless otherwise overridden by more specific contexts.
  # Directory to change to before starting a build.
  # This is where we will look for package.json/.nvmrc/etc.
  # If not set, defaults to the root directory.
  base = "todo-list/"

  # Directory that contains the deploy-ready HTML files and assets generated by
  # the build. This is relative to the base directory if one has been set, or the
  # root directory if a base has not been set. This sample publishes the
  # directory located at the absolute path "root/project/build-output"
  publish = "todo-list/build"

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That's it. These are the two ways, out of which I have used the first way to solve the problem.


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