Installing Makerkit

Learn how to install Makerkit on your local machine

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.


To get started with the Next.js and Supabase SaaS template, we need to ensure you install the required software.

  • Node.js
  • Git
  • Docker

Getting Started with MakerKit

You have two choices for cloning the repository:

  1. forking the original repository and cloning it from your fork
  2. cloning it manually from the original repository

Clone the repository

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

git clone --depth=1 my-saas

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

If you forked the repository, point it to your fork instead of the original.

Initializing Git

Now, run the following commands for:

  1. Moving into the folder
  2. Reinitialize your git repository

Personally I re-initialize the Git repository, but it's not required.

cd my-saas
rm -rf .git
git init

Setting the Upstream repository, and fetching updates

Now, we can add the original Makerkit repository as "upstream" so we can fetch updates from the main repository:

git remote add upstream
git add .
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 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 Supabase project.

So let's jump on to the next step!