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Getting Started

As a backward-compatible release, you are already using the 1.2.* version of the specification. It is implemented in the most recent version of the Token Metadata program. Metaplex is still working on implementing this specification in all our products such as:

  • Candy Machine
  • Auction House
  • Gumdrop
  • StoreFront

This is not an exhaustive list. But you can get started using collections right away by using the NFT cli.


  • ts-node
  • git
  • yarn


In order to get started with the NFT CLI please follow these steps.

git clone
cd metaplex
cd js && yarn install && yarn bootstrap
cd packages/cli

Once you have cloned the repo and installed packages, make sure you have a local Keypair setup. If you need help with that see these guides.

Running Commands

To run commands you will use ts-node src/cli-nft.ts


Usage: cli-nft [options] [command]

-V, --version output the version number
-h, --help display help for command

mint [options]
update-metadata [options]
verify-collection [options]
show [options]
help [command] display help for command

The cli has great help text that can guide you through.

  1. Minting a collection nft mint
  2. Minting an nft to be a part of the collection mint -c
  3. Verifying the nft is a part of the collection. verify-collection

Here is the code for the cli.