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Mint an NFT Collection with TypeScript

· 2 min read
Raza Zaidi
Devin Rattray

This guide explains how to mint an NFT Collection using the TypeScript SDK.

You can deploy an NFT Collection via the dashboard, but in this guide, we'll demonstrate how to do it using TypeScript!

Create a new directory called my-nft-collection, and within this folder, create a file called mint-nft-collection.ts.

Installing TypeScript SDK

Install the required dependencies to get started with thirdweb, by running the following command inside your my-nft-collection folder.:

npm install @thirdweb-dev/sdk dotenv

Deploying an NFT Collection

To deploy an NFT Collection using the SDK, we can make use of the sdk.deployer, which can create any of thirdweb's pre-built contracts!

To deploy from your wallet, you'll first need to export your wallet's private key and add it to an environment variable in this project.

How to export your private key

Learn how to export your private key from your wallet.

To do this, create a file called .env in the same folder as your mint-nft-collection.ts file, and add the following to it:

PRIVATE_KEY=your-private-key-here
warning

Ensure you store and access your private key securely.

  • Never commit any file that may contain your private key to your source control.

Now we're ready to deploy the NFT Collection!

import { ThirdwebSDK } from "@thirdweb-dev/sdk";
import "dotenv/config";

async function main() {
const NETWORK = "mumbai";
const sdk = ThirdwebSDK.fromPrivateKey(
process.env.PRIVATE_KEY as string,
NETWORK,
);

const deployedAddress = await sdk.deployer.deployNFTCollection({
name: "My NFT Collection",
primary_sale_recipient: "0x-your-public-wallet-address-here",
});
console.log(deployedAddress);

// here, we'll add minting of NFTs in the next step.
}

main();

Now we are ready to deploy our NFT Collection, but before we do, let's mint some NFTs in our script.

Minting NFTs

The parameters used here are the same as minting an NFT inside the dashboard. If you want to familiarize yourself with the process, check out the dashboard!

const nftCollection = sdk.getNFTCollection(deployedAddress);

const nft = await nftCollection.mintTo("0x-your-public-wallet-address-here", {
name: "My NFT",
});

console.log(nft);

So the only thing left is to run our code! Open a terminal and paste the following:

# Runs the TypeScript file
npx ts-node mint-nft-collection.ts

That's it!

You have minted your own NFT Collection using thirdweb and the TypeScript SDK, you should be proud!