Meteor starter app scaffolds

Is there a list or page of resources that have info on meteor starting apps? By this I mean an application scaffold that goes a bit further than ‘meteor create --full’.

I’m getting more comfy with meteor and have a list of packages I install a bunch and some boilerplate to use them. Is it common to just install the packages and boiler plate and then just stuff the app in a git repo for the next time I want to rapidly spin up a new app?

Is there a way to customize the ‘meteor create’ command to provide my own starting points and boilerplate?


I would recommend taking a look at the recommendations for project structure in the meteor guide

It’s definitely common to create a starter structure as a git repo if it’s something you’ll likely want to reuse.

Also afaik there is no way to customise the create command.

Edit: Forgot to mention that you don’t need the imports directory anymore if you specify an entry point in your package.json e.g:

  "meteor": {
    "mainModule": {
      "client": "client/main.js",
      "server": "server/main.js"
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thanks, I’ll look into creating a git repo with my starter.

I’ve been to that structure page like a million times :wink:

As I recall, the --full option creates an app pretty close to that structure.

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Here’s the scaffold I use in my software engineering class:

Uses Meteor 1.9.


That is exactly the kind of thing I was looking for. I don’t think I’ll use it specifically, but I am going to ‘borrow’ a bunch of your conventions and philosophy.

I think out-of-the-box it looks great and I’m very impressed. I would use it whole-cloth but my starter uses bootstrap, and a different router etc, so I’m going to go through your code and general config/setup and start adapting it to my particular list of preferred packages.


While we’re on the topic, I’ve just published one myself too


Little late on the reply here, but please checkout, it’ll scaffold out (by default) a react app and then some.