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Getting Started

To get started, install the required dependencies into your React project.

npm install @thirdweb-dev/react @thirdweb-dev/sdk "ethers@^5"

Required Configuration

Create React App

Add below packages as dependencies in your package.json

"dependencies": {
"url": "latest",
"http": "npm:http-browserify",
"https": "npm:https-browserify",
"zlib": "npm:browserify-zlib",
"http-browserify": "latest",
"https-browserify": "latest",
"browserify-zlib": "latest",
"assert": "^2.0.0",
"stream": "^0.0.2"

Install them from NPM using the following command

npm install

To ignore the sourcemap warnings, create a .env file with the following in your root directory:


Install the vite plugins

npm i @vitejs/plugin-react vite-plugin-node-polyfills -D

In the vite.config.js file, add the following configuration:

import react from "@vitejs/plugin-react";
import { defineConfig } from "vite";
import { nodePolyfills } from "vite-plugin-node-polyfills";

export default defineConfig({
plugins: [react(), nodePolyfills()],
define: {
"process.env": {},

Pages Router

No additional configuration is required if you are using the pages router

App Router

If you are using the new app router, and If you import a component such as ThirdwebProvider in a server component, Next.js will throw an error saying that the component is not marked with "use client" directive.

You will need to create an alias for that component in a separate file with "use client" directive on top (before all the imports) and import that instead of using the component directly from @thirdweb-dev/react in server components.


"use client";

export { ThirdwebProvider } from "@thirdweb-dev/react";

// app/components/ThirdwebProvider.tsx
import { ThirdwebProvider } from "./components/ThirdwebProvider";

export default function Home() {
return <ThirdwebProvider> ... </ThirdwebProvider>;

// app/page.tsx


You will require an API key to use thirdweb's infrastructure services with the SDK. If you haven't created a key yet you can do so for free from the thirdweb dashboard.

Wrap your application in ThirdwebProvider

Wrap your application in the ThirdwebProvider component to start using the SDK.

import { ThirdwebProvider } from "@thirdweb-dev/react";

const App = () => {
return (
<ThirdwebProvider activeChain="ethereum" clientId="your-client-id">
<YourApp />

Examples of where to set this up: Create React App Next.js Vite

With the provider set up, all of the SDKs hooks and components work out of the box!

Now you can connect to the users wallet and start calling functions on your smart contracts like so:

import { Web3Button } from "@thirdweb-dev/react";

const Home = () => {
return (
action={async (contract) =>"myFunctionName")}
Call myFunctionName from the connected wallet