Full-featured Sanity Studio + Remix Vite Template

Batteries-included Remix website using Vite with Vercel's deployment preset with Visual Editing for interactive live-preview inside Presentation powered by an embedded Sanity Studio.

Presentation tool in Sanity Studio

Sanity Docs | Remix Docs


From the command line, install this project as a Remix template:

npx create-remix@latest --template SimeonGriggs/sanity-remix-template

This template comes with an init script, if you choose not to run it, you can run it later with:

npx remix init

This script should populate your .env file with the details of a new or existing Sanity project's ID and dataset name, as well as create a session secret and an API Token with Viewer permissions. If the init script has already been deleted, you can easily reset your .env file by running the following command:

npx sanity@latest init --env

Then, start the development server:

npm run dev

Now open the Studio at localhost:3000/studio and start authoring content!

Seed the Studio with fake content

Your new Sanity project starts with no content. A script is included in this repo using Faker to generate content to start with.

This script will delete existing content in the dataset every time it is run. It is intended for use in a new dataset only.

npx sanity@latest exec ./scripts/createData.ts --with-user-token


Useful Sanity examples with a light sprinkling of opinionated patterns

Embedded Studio

Access to Sanity Studio v3 from within the Remix application itself. Now the whole Studio is a component, it lives at the /studio route.

Visual Editing for interactive live preview inside Presentation

Powered by Presentation and @sanity/react-loader

Authenticated users inside Sanity Studio can use the Presentation tool to browse through the website and target specific fields to edit - and see changes in real time.

The resource route (/resource/preview) used by Presentation will set a session token so that overlays will be visible even outside of Presentation.

Pre-configured Studio

The Studio has been pre-configured with a basic "Record Collection" schema, as well as a basic Desk Structure to include live preview within a view pane.

Portable Text component

Powered by @portabletext/react

This component allows for the customization and extension of how Portable Text is rendered within your app. The Rich Text field in Sanity is an array of objects. Content as data!

Image URL builder

Powered by @sanity/image-url

The <RecordCover /> component has an example of how to generate a full Sanity CDN asset URL based on just the asset's ID. This is useful as we do not need to resolve the full image document in the query.

Example decorated input

Powered by @sanity/ui

Creating "decorated" inputs has never been easier than in Sanity Studio v3. ./app/sanity/components/Duration.tsx is a 13-line example where a number field type to store duration as seconds can also be visualized in minutes. Minimal developer effort, maximum author impact.

Sanity Client mutation

Powered by @sanity/client

Requires a token with editor permissions in .env. Clicking the like/dislike buttons on a Record's page will trigger a Remix action which will send a mutation to the document. This is an example of how user actions on the site may trigger changes on your Sanity dataset.

Typed and validated responses

Powered by Zod

The results of the Sanity query in ./app/routes/$slug.tsx are parsed with a Zod validator. This ensures that content is always returned in the expected shape at run time, and auto-generates Types which are fed from the loader into useLoaderData().

Dynamic OG Image

The record type generates dynamic open graph images using the ~/routes/resource.og resource route.

Other development choices

  • eslint and Prettier
  • Tailwind CSS with presets by @sanity/demo
  • Tailwind Prose and Prettier plugins

Sanity Studio

Visit https://localhost:3000/studio in your Remix app. You will need to:

  1. Rename .env.template to .env
  2. Set the correct Project ID, Dataset Name and preferred API Version from a project in your Sanity Manage
  3. Add http://localhost:3000 to the CORS settings on that project, with Allow Credentials privileges


This Remix template is specifically configured for hosting on Vercel.

  1. Check this repository into your own source control (like GitHub) and deploy to Vercel.
  2. You will need to update PRODUCTION_URL in ./app/sanity/projectDetails.ts to match your production URL. This value is used to enable "stega" encoding on all URLs other than in production. And when using the production URL to view the Studio will load the production build at one of the other automatically generated URLs.

Using a Template

When you ran npx create-remix@latest there were a few choices for hosting. You can run that again to create a new project, then copy over your app/ folder to the new project that's pre-configured for your target server.

cd ..
# create a new project, and pick a pre-configured host
npx create-remix@latest
cd my-new-remix-app
# remove the new project's app (not the old one!)
rm -rf app
# copy your app over
cp -R ../my-old-remix-app/app app