Publish a Basic Website for Free using Cloudflare and Svelte

Step-by-step tutorial on how to publish a simple website using Cloudflare pages and SvelteKit.

If you're looking to create a simple website consisting of 4-5 pages without paying for a subscription with platforms like Wix, Squarespace, Ghost, etc., you can use Cloudflare to accomplish this. This service, combined with Cloudflare's exceptional domain and DNS hosting, makes for an impressive offering.

Svelte is a radical new approach to building websites. It borrows the best parts of React and Vue and provides you with a simple, intuitive approach to front-end development.

The steps below assume you are building a Svelete website from scratch.

Step 0 - Install Node Version Manager (NVM)

Read my previous tutorial on how to install NVM to install Node v16.14.

Step 1 - Create a Repo within Github

Most tutorials start you off creating a project on your local computer that you then publish to Github. I prefer to do it the other way around. It minimizes any potential issues for error.

Visit Github and create a new repo.


Download your repo using git

git pull

Use this .gitignore tool to create a custom .gitignore file.

Step 2 - Install Svelte

Change directory to your git repo

cd /path/to/my-account
npm init svelte@latest ./


I picked Skeleton project, typescript, and all of the extra goodies such as ESLint and Pretty.

Step 3 - Install Cloudflare Adapter

Next step is to add [Cloudflare Pages] by adding the Cloudflare adapter library.

npm i --save-dev @sveltejs/adapter-cloudflare

Open svelte.config.js and make it look like this:

//import adapter from '@sveltejs/adapter-auto';
import { vitePreprocess } from '@sveltejs/kit/vite';

import adapter from '@sveltejs/adapter-cloudflare';

/** @type {import('@sveltejs/kit').Config} */
const config = {
	// Consult
	// for more information about preprocessors
	preprocess: vitePreprocess(),

	kit: {
		// adapter-auto only supports some environments, see for a list.
		// If your environment is not supported or you settled on a specific environment, switch out the adapter.
		// See for more information about adapters.
		adapter: adapter()

export default config;

Open src/app.d.ts and make it look like this:

// See
// for information about these interfaces
declare global {
	namespace App {
		// interface Error {}
		interface Locals {}
		// interface PageData {}
		interface Platform {
			env: {
				COUNTER: DurableObjectNamespace;
		    context: {
		    	waitUntil(promise: Promise<any>): void;
			caches: CacheStorage & { default: Cache }

export {};

Verify Your Work

Run your application to verify your work. You should be able to access the site from

npm run dev

Step 4 - Create a Page

Next step is go to into cloudflare and create a page.



You will need to connect your Cloudflare page to the main branch. You will then need to add these configurations.


Step 5 - Publish to Github

git add -A
git commit -m 'initial import
git push

Step 6 - Create a Custom Domain


Step 7 - Done!

Woot woot! You're done!