Getting started with Sanity

This is a step-by-step guide tailored for those starting out with Sanity for the first time. You will be taken through 3 steps and learn the essential concepts you need to know in order to:

  • Create document types and content forms for Sanity Studio
  • Edit and publish your content
  • Connect and query your content from a frontend

Completing the whole thing should take you approximately 20 minutes.

Get started

Already have a project set up? Continue to the next step

What do I need to know

You don’t strictly need to know any of these. But if you do it will be easier to follow along, and to continue building with Sanity.

The command line

The command line is the main way of bootstrapping a new Sanity Studio. If you've never opened up your terminal and run a command before, now's a great time to review these basics. We recommend the introductory guide from MDN

HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

Admittedly, you could probably make it through this section without any preexisting knowledge of these languages, but it will be a lot easier if you understand the basic concepts. MDN has an introduction to the basics of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.


In order to build products with the content from Sanity, you need to learn how to build against (HTTP) APIs. Learn about using APIs.

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