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Setting up Metronome in a Vercel project

0. Install Remix with the Vercel adapter

If you have already installed Remix, you can skip this section.

Terminal
npx create-remix@latest
  1. Name your project (e.g. "my-remix-app")
  2. After you name your project, select Just the basics and press enter.
  3. Select Vercel and press enter.

1. Install Metronome

Install Metronome React and Vercel packages

Terminal
npm install @metronome-sh/react @metronome-sh/vercel

2. Initialize Metronome

To create Metronome's metronome.config.js file, you need to run the init command.

Terminal
npx metronome init

3. Configure Metronome in your server.js file

  1. Import createMetronomeGetLoadContext and registerMetronome from the @metronome-sh/vercel module in your server.js file.
server.js
import {
createMetronomeGetLoadContext,
registerMetronome,
} from "@metronome-sh/vercel";
  1. Register Metronome in the build by using the registerMetronome function in your server.js file.
server.js
const buildWithMetronome = registerMetronome(build);
  1. create the getLoadContext function using createMetronomeGetLoadContext with buildWithMetronome as first argument and also the config file import as an option.
server.js
const metronomeGetLoadContext = createMetronomeGetLoadContext(
buildWithMetronome,
{ config: require("./metronome.config.js") }
);
  1. In the createRequestHandler function, replace the build prop with buildWithMetronome and add the getLoadContext prop with metronomeGetLoadContext:
server.js
export default createRequestHandler({
build: buildWithMetronome,
getLoadContext: metronomeGetLoadContext,
mode: process.env.NODE_ENV,
});

Your server.js file should now look like this:

server.js
import {
registerMetronome,
createMetronomeGetLoadContext,
} from "@metronome-sh/vercel";
import * as build from "@remix-run/dev/server-build";
import { createRequestHandler } from "@remix-run/vercel";
const buildWithMetronome = registerMetronome(build);
const metronomeGetLoadContext = createMetronomeGetLoadContext(
buildWithMetronome,
{ config: require("./metronome.config.js") }
);
export default createRequestHandler({
build: buildWithMetronome,
getLoadContext: metronomeGetLoadContext,
mode: process.env.NODE_ENV,
});

Using multiple getLoadContext

If you already have a getLoadContext function, you can combine Metronome's getLoadContext with your existing by importing the combineGetLoadContexts helper:

server.js
import {
combineGetLoadContexts,
registerMetronome,
createMetronomeGetLoadContext,
} from "@metronome-sh/vercel";
import * as build from "@remix-run/dev/server-build";
import { createRequestHandler } from "@remix-run/vercel";
const buildWithMetronome = registerMetronome(build);
const metronomeGetLoadContext =
createMetronomeGetLoadContext(buildWithMetronome);
// ... your other getLoadContext functions ...
export default createRequestHandler({
build: buildWithMetronome,
getLoadContext: combineGetLoadContexts(
yourCustomGetLoadContext,
metronomeGetLoadContext
),
mode: process.env.NODE_ENV,
});

4. Configure Metronome in your root.tsx file

After you have configured the server side of Metronome in your app, you need to set up the client side with @metronome-sh/react to be able to track your app's Web Vitals.

Simply import MetronomeLinks from @metronome-sh/react:

root.tsx
import { MetronomeLinks } from "@metronome-sh/react";

You should render the <MetronomeLinks /> component between your <head> tags.

root.tsx
export default function App() {
return (
<html lang="en">
<head>
<Meta />
<Links />
<MetronomeLinks />
</head>
<body>
<Outlet />
<ScrollRestoration />
<Scripts />
<LiveReload />
</body>
</html>
);
}

5. Create a new project in Metronome

To create a new project, please follow the instructions in the Creating a new project section.

6. Set your API key in your production environment

After you created you new project in https://metronome.sh, you need to set the METRONOME_API_KEY environment variable in your production environment.

In Settings → Environment Variables

Deploy your project

Once you have your METRONOME_API_KEY set up, deploy your project to production, after your first couple of visits, you should be able to see metrics.