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Zelal Hossain
Zelal Hossain

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Is it worth developing MERN Stack Template ?

Why MERN stack does not have a theme/Template like WordPress themes?

I am developing few full-stack solutions using MERN Stack and selling them as a theme/template.

Why will you encourage me to do or why you will discourage me not to do it?

Actually, I am looking some feedback.

Thank you

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Khokon M. • Edited on

Actually there are few templates out there. Sure the amount is still not that huge as WordPress or PHP templates. But it's growing day by day.
I would like to point out a few things:
JavaScript ecosystem is not that straightforward as PHP is. Because, you have dozens of frameworks coming every week. and it becomes harder to decide which one to choose if you start comparing.
And it's a bit complicated for most users to setup NodeJS projects on the server compared to PHP projects.
Because, cPanel is being widely used and it's super simple for any normal users. And Unlike PHP projects, it's hard to provide a simple installer file on NodeJS projects and so on!
Overcome these issues, and you'll do great!
Good Luck

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Zelal Hossain Author

Lovely reply. I agree with you.

  1. Its harder to decide which framework should used: Yes , but I think we can decide the framework based on poplarity, documenation availability . I mean, atleast we are within javascript enviroment.

  2. Complicated Deployment Proccess: Yes, You are right, When I started first node app deployment and found its really complicated. and its tooks lot of time to understand. So when some non-tech guy will purchase our template how he will handle that.
    Also every app require lot of env configuration- Like- mongodb, cloudinary, private, public key and mush more config.

I was thinking how can go with few click installation process and even a non-tech guy can do that.
So far solution is dockarise everything to reduce the installation proccess and creating helpful documetaion
I have lot of progress to simplify the installation proccess but still I`m playng on it.

Thank you

Best wishes
Zelal

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Andrew Baisden

Sure go ahead the more open source projects we have the better.

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Zelal Hossain Author

Thank you. I started with premium products for selling purposes. For sure I need finiancial support thats why planned to sell them

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Andrew Baisden

Good luck with the passive income streams.

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Diner Das

If you have a vision for how this could be useful, go for it!

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Zelal Hossain Author

I will, Thank you

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Jason F

Are there other options that you've considered? Nothing wrong with MERN by any means, but sometimes it's useful to know about other options and then compare.

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Zelal Hossain Author

Thanks for reply. Yes, I have other option as well.

Option #1: MERN Stack Template.
Plan: Develop those type of products that required MERN Teck Stack.
Example- Job portal solutions, classified solution, booking , services selling , marketplace solution. There are lot of template in WordPress but not single template for MERN. Even those type solution should used the MERN Stack.

Problem Solving- Secure, scalebale as needed, lightning-fast browsing speed and Green score at google page speed.

Using WordPress themes achiving those all benefits will be very difficult but for the MERN it will be easy.
So Thats why I started with MERN and also my skill based on MERN.

Why I am concern ?
At the end of the need to generate money to run the team, I am worried that it might take lot of time.

Option 2: I can develop headless template, frontity themes. (WordPress as backend and React.js as frontend)

Developing headless themes will be so far easy that MERN Stack and There are a big community with WordPress . May be good option

Thats why I posted this to get some of good idea.

Thanks

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Jason F

Have you explored JAM stack? Idk if this will meet your needs, but it's another option.

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DevX

I think this could be useful, I sometimes search for templates like this but I never plan on buying one. Provide lots of documentation, I think that is very crucial.

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Zelal Hossain Author

I think so, When we will have ready-made solution using latest teck stack i beleif that will be helpful. Yes, I will create good documentation.

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Zelal Hossain Author

Hi All,
thanks for all of your comments. Here is my another MERN solutions
MERN Stack Classified Theme- jstemplate.net/item/mern-stack-cla...
Your review will be appreciated