React Flask Boilerplate

by jeremyletran


React Flask Boilerplate

This boilerplate uses React 16, Redux 4, Webpack 4, Python 2.7, PostgreSQL and Heroku. This repo is based off of Flask React Boilerplate, but has been refactored to support newer versions of React, Redux, and Webpack. I've also included React Router in the boilerplate to support multi-page applications.



Clone repository:

git clone

cd bbs-portal

Install npm dependencies:

npm install

Setup python environment and install dependencies:

virtualenv venv

source venv/bin/activate

pip install -r requirements.txt

Copy .env.example config file to .env:

cp .env.example .env

Start PostgreSQL service if needed. If you've never installed Postgres on your system before, I recommend using (only works for MacOSX). Else, install Postgres here and run the command below.

pg_ctl -D /usr/local/var/postgres -l /usr/local/var/postgres/server.log start

Create database tables:

heroku local initdb

Finally, start local server:

heroku local web


For development / hot-reloading, use:

heroku local dev

Before deploying to your heroku staging/production server for the first time, be sure to run:

heroku run initdb -a [YOUR-APP-NAME]

What do we have here?


Copyright 2019, Jeremy Le-Tran <>

This boilerplate is based on Flask React Boilerplate: MIT © Alexander Kuznetsov