code to control 1 stepper motor with joystick potentiometer

I am trying to set up an arduino uno with a adafruit motor shield and joystick potentiometer. im not sure how to set up the hardware or make the code to control it. I am willing to pay for help.

I am trying to set up an arduino uno with a adafruit motor shield

That shield is not a good choice to drive a stepper motor.

im not sure how to set up the hardware

Then why did you choose that particular hardware?

or make the code to control it.

You have not defined any requirements, do you can't expect help here.