Developing a News Aggregator with Next.js


A news aggregator is a platform that collects and displays news articles from various sources. In this tutorial, we'll provide an overview of building a basic news aggregator using Next.js. We'll cover project setup, fetching news data, and displaying articles. In a real-world news aggregator, you'd implement advanced features like user customization, category filters, and more.

Setting Up the Project

To get started, make sure you have Node.js and npm installed on your system. If not, download and install them from the official website.

Create a new Next.js project using the following commands:

        npx create-next-app news-aggregator
cd news-aggregator

Fetching News Data

To aggregate news articles, you'll need to fetch data from news sources. For this example, we'll use a mock API to simulate news data.

        <!-- pages/index.js -->
import React, { useState, useEffect } from 'react';
const API_URL = '';
export default function Home() {
const [news, setNews] = useState([]);
useEffect(() => {
// Fetch news data from the API
.then((response) => response.json())
.then((data) => setNews(data))
.catch((error) => console.error(error));
}, []);
return (
<h2>News Aggregator</h2>
{, index) => (
<li key={index}>
<a href={article.url} target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">
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Advanced Features

In a real-world news aggregator, you would consider implementing additional features such as user authentication, category filtering, and the ability to save favorite articles. You may also want to use a database to store user preferences and perform more advanced data aggregation.


You've learned how to create a basic news aggregator with Next.js, including project setup, fetching news data, and displaying articles. In a real-world scenario, you would need to implement advanced features, user customization, and possibly use external APIs to collect news articles from various sources. You can customize and expand this foundation based on your specific news aggregation requirements.