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Creates a new Phoenix project.

It expects the path of the project as an argument.

$ mix PATH [--module MODULE] [--app APP]

A project at the given PATH will be created. The application name and module name will be retrieved from the path, unless --module or --app is given.


  • --umbrella - generate an umbrella project, with one application for your domain, and a second application for the web interface.

  • --app - the name of the OTP application

  • --module - the name of the base module in the generated skeleton

  • --database - specify the database adapter for Ecto. One of:

    Please check the driver docs for more information and requirements. Defaults to "postgres".

  • --adapter - specify the http adapter. One of:

    Please check the adapter docs for more information and requirements. Defaults to "bandit".

  • --no-assets - equivalent to --no-esbuild and --no-tailwind

  • --no-dashboard - do not include Phoenix.LiveDashboard

  • --no-ecto - do not generate Ecto files

  • --no-esbuild - do not include esbuild dependencies and assets. We do not recommend setting this option, unless for API only applications, as doing so requires you to manually add and track JavaScript dependencies

  • --no-gettext - do not generate gettext files

  • --no-html - do not generate HTML views

  • --no-live - comment out LiveView socket setup in your Endpoint and assets/js/app.js. Automatically disabled if --no-html is given

  • --no-mailer - do not generate Swoosh mailer files

  • --no-tailwind - do not include tailwind dependencies and assets. The generated markup will still include Tailwind CSS classes, those are left-in as reference for the subsequent styling of your layout and components

  • --binary-id - use binary_id as primary key type in Ecto schemas

  • --verbose - use verbose output

  • -v, --version - prints the Phoenix installer version

When passing the --no-ecto flag, Phoenix generators such as phx.gen.html, phx.gen.json,, and phx.gen.context may no longer work as expected as they generate context files that rely on Ecto for the database access. In those cases, you can pass the --no-context flag to generate most of the HTML and JSON files but skip the context, allowing you to fill in the blanks as desired.

Similarly, if --no-html is given, the files generated by phx.gen.html will no longer work, as important HTML components will be missing.


mix by default prompts you to fetch and install your dependencies. You can enable this behaviour by passing the --install flag or disable it with the --no-install flag.


$ mix hello_world

Is equivalent to:

$ mix hello_world --module HelloWorld

Or without the HTML and JS bits (useful for APIs):

$ mix ~/Workspace/hello_world --no-html --no-assets

As an umbrella:

$ mix hello --umbrella

Would generate the following directory structure and modules:

hello_umbrella/   Hello.Umbrella
    hello/        Hello
    hello_web/    HelloWeb

You can read more about umbrella projects using the official Elixir guide