Live Coding Clerk, into Next.js with James Perkins

Live Coding Clerk, into Next.js with James Perkins

James walks Alex through how to use Clerk in Next.js


Clerk React is a React Hooks library that makes it easy to build CRUD applications. The library provides a set of high-level hooks that abstract away the details of managing state, fetching data, and handling errors.

Clerk React is designed to be easy to use, even for beginners. The hooks are well-documented and there are plenty of examples to help you get started.

In this blog post, we'll show you how to use Clerk React to build a simple todo app.

Getting Started

The first step is to install Clerk React. You can do this with the following command:

npm install clerk-react

Once Clerk React is installed, you can start using the hooks in your app.

Update _app.tsx

Include the below to wrap all components in a ClerkProvider.

import '../styles/globals.css';
import type { AppProps } from 'next/app';
import { ClerkProvider, SignedIn, SignedOut, SignIn, UserButton } from '@clerk/nextjs';

function MyApp({ Component, pageProps }: AppProps) {
    return (
        <ClerkProvider {...pageProps}>
            <Component {...pageProps} />

export default MyApp;

Full Repo Example