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Integrating Firebase with Next.js for Static Generation

At, we've developed over 30 projects utilizing the powerful combination of Next.js and Firebase. These technologies allow us to build fast, scalable, and dynamic applications effectively. In this tutorial, we'll take a closer look at how to use Firebase Firestore together with Next.js's getStaticProps to enhance your web applications by pre-rendering data fetched at build time.

Exploring the Code

Here's a concise breakdown of the code snippet that integrates Firebase with Next.js:

import { useEffect } from 'react';
import firebase from '../firebase/clientApp';

export async function getStaticProps() {
  const db = firebase.firestore();
  const data = await db.collection('items').get();
  const items = =>;
  return { props: { items } };

function HomePage({ items }) {
  useEffect(() => {
    // Perform client-side operations
  }, []);
  return (
      { => (
        <div key={}>{}</div>

export default HomePage;
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  • Firebase Integration: The code begins by importing Firebase and configuring Firestore. getStaticProps fetches data from the 'items' collection in Firestore at build time. This approach is particularly beneficial for performance since the data is fetched once during the build and served statically on each request.
  • Mapping Firestore Documents: Once fetched, the Firestore documents are converted to a JavaScript array containing the items' details, ready to be used in our React component.
  • React Component and useEffect: In the HomePage component, items are displayed using a map function. Although this example doesn't utilize useEffect for specific operations, it's setup to enable adding client-side JavaScript that interacts with the DOM or performs additional effects post-render.

Why Use getStaticProps?

Using getStaticProps in Next.js applications allows you to pre-render pages with the data fetched at build time, which reduces the load on your server and can improve load times significantly for your users. It's an ideal strategy for pages where the data changes infrequently and is suitable for SEO as the pre-rendered page can be easily indexed by search engines.


The integration of Firebase with Next.js opens up a plethora of possibilities for developers aiming to create optimized web applications. If you're excited to see real-world applications of such integrations, check out our tools such as Find Rhyming Words, Discover Your Location, and Text Extraction Tool. These applications utilize similar technologies and can provide insights into practical implementations of complex features.

We hope this tutorial helps you understand how to combine Firebase and Next.js effectively in your projects. For more useful coding tips and guides, continue exploring!

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