Shopify Hydrogen

Hydrogen is a Shopify’s React-based framework for building custom storefronts that gives you everything you need to start fast, build fast, and deliver the best personalized shopping experiences.

Integrate Hydrogen frontend


  • Node v14+
  • Yarn

Create Shopify private app to get Storefront access token

Step 1: Log in to your Shopify store and navigate to the Apps section.

shopify apps

Step 2: Take yourself to the bottom of the page and click on ‘Manage Private Apps’.

Step 3: Now click on ‘Create New Private App

Step 4: Enter the App details by Filling up the ‘Private App Name’ and ‘Emergency Developer Email’ (this can be your email address).

Step 5: Now, click on “Allow to access storefront data using the StoreFront API”

Step 6: Check all boxes to give all permissions:

Now, click on ‘Save’ at the bottom of the list to create the app. In the Popup, Click on ‘Create App’ to end the creation.

Done! Now copy the Storefront access token to use in the next steps.

Clone Tapita Hydrogen repo

git clone

Run these commands:

yarn dev

Open the file shopify.config.js and update these lines with your store’s domain and storefront token acquired above.

storeDomain: '',
storefrontToken: 'xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx',

Previewing a production build

To run a local preview of your Hydrogen app in an environment similar to Oxygen, build your Hydrogen app and then run yarn preview:

yarn build
yarn preview

Building for production

yarn build

Then, you can run a local server.js using the production build with:

yarn serve

Synchronize Shopify backend

In your Tapita account, go to Synchronization tab. Enter your URL link and Token:

  • URL link: your store’s base URL
  • Token: the Storefront access token that you got in the above step

Then, click Verify.

Then, go to Integration tab. Copy the Integration Token.

Open the file at src/components/NotFound.server.jsx
And change the value at this line:

const integrationToken = 'xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx';

to the Integration Token copied above.

Then, re-run the serve command

yarn serve


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