We no longer support global installation of Create React App – FIXED ✔️

I recently came across the error of “We no longer support global installation of Create React App” while trying to create a React App using npx create-react-app.

Gladly, there is an easy fix to the problem, look below.

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The Problem

Creating a new React App with npx create-react-app throws the error “You are running `create-react-app` 4.0.3, which is behind the latest release (5.0.0)” and “We no longer support global installation of Create React App“.

We no longer support global installation of Create React App

Solution 1 – Clearing the Cache

To quickly fix this issue for good, the best way is to clear the npx cache, so that in the future you can simply use npx create-react-app again like you have been used to.

Simply write

npx clear-npx-cache

And confirm with y.

We no longer support global installation of Create React App

And now you are able to use create-react-app again using the latest version.

Solution 2 – Specifying Version Numbers

An alternative solution is to specify a version number when creating the React app.

npx create-react-app@latest
Code language: CSS (css)
We no longer support global installation of Create React App

This will install the latest version of React, but it will not solve the error if you run npx create-react-app. That being said, I personally prefer Solution 1.

Conclusion

There is nothing much more to say on the matter. Use Solution 1 and your problem shall be solved.

You can also check out the React Documentation.

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