How to Integrate Strapi CMS with Medusa Commerce Engine?

E-commerce sales for businesses with an online presence have grown exponentially yearly. By 2023, 20.8% of retail purchases are projected to be made online. With customers increasingly turning to online stores to buy products, managing and delivering content effectively is crucial.

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The article is interesting but the tutorial part is mostly a copy-paste from

The first npx command does not work because the template is not supported in the last strapi version and gives you an ApplicationError: The type is required error.
To make strapi even run you have to manually tweak the package.json to use a previous version (4.9.1 seems to work), flush the .node-modules folder and the package-lock.json file, then run npm install.

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Is it still required?