Initial Setup

This section describes how to set up your development environment to use the Next.js Firebase SaaS template, from forking the repository to installing the Node modules

Initializing the Project

You have two ways to initialize the project:

  1. Forking it from GitHub, or
  2. Cloning it using Git

1. Forking the Repository

Fork this repository by clicking on the "Fork" button on the top right corner in GitHub for the repository you want to use.

Once you have forked the repository, clone it locally. Then, set the upstream repository to the original repository, so you can pull updates when needed:

git remote add upstream

2. Cloning the Repository

Alternatively, assuming you have accepted the invites and have access to the repository, open your terminal and run this command (replace tasks-app with your name of choice):

git clone tasks-app

Once completed, we'll change into the tasks-app directory, and then we will install the Node modules:

cd tasks-app npm i

Reinitialize Git

As the Git repository's remote points to Makerkit's original repository, you can re-initialize (optionally!) it and set the Makerkit repository as upstream:

git remote rm origin

Then, we set the Makerkit repository as upstream:

git remote add upstream git add . git commit -a -m "Initial Commit"

By adding the Makerkit's repository as upstream remote, you can fetch updates (after committing your files) by running the following command:

git pull upstream main --allow-unrelated-histories

Perfect! Now you can fire up your IDE and open the tasks-app project we just created.

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