Clone the repository

Learn how to clone the MakerKit repository

If you have bought a license for MakerKit, you have access to all the repositories built by the MakerKit team. In this document, we will learn how to fetch and install the codebase.

Requirements

To get started with the Next.js and Firebase SaaS template, we need to ensure you have installed the required software first.

  • Node.js LTS (Please do not upgrade yet to Node 18)
  • Firebase Tools
  • Git

Assuming that yu have likely installed Node.js and Git, please also install the firebase-tools package using npm:

npm i -g firebase-tools

If you have already installed it, please ensure that you are running the latest version.

Cloning the repository

To get the codebase on your local machine, clone the repository with the following command:

git clone --depth=1 https://github.com/makerkit/next-firebase-saas-kit my-saas

The command above clones the repository in the folder my-saas which you can rename it with the name of your project.

Initializing Git

Now, run the following commands for:

  1. Moving into the folder
  2. Reinitialize your git repository
  3. Adding the original Makerkit repository as "upstream", so we can fetch updates from the main repository:
cd my-saas
rm -rf .git
git init
git remote add upstream https://github.com/makerkit/next-firebase-saas-kit
git commit -a -m "Initial Commit"

In this way, to fetch updates (after committing your files), simply run:

git pull upstream main --allow-unrelated-histories

You'll likely run into conflicts when running this command, so make sure to carefully choose the changes (sorry!).

Installing the Node dependencies

Finally, we can install the NodeJS dependencies with npm:

npm i

While the application code is fully working, we now need to set up your Firebase project.

So let's jump on to the next step!


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