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Last updated April 9, 2022

Making your own Quartz

Setting up Quartz requires a basic understanding of git. If you are unfamiliar, this resource is a great place to start!


A fork is a copy of a repository. Forking a repository allows you to freely experiment with changes without affecting the original project.

Navigate to the GitHub repository for the Quartz project:

📁 Quartz Repository

Then, Fork the repository into your own GitHub account. If you don’t have an account, you can make on for free here. More details about forking a repo can be found on GitHub’s documentation.


After you’ve made a fork of the repository, you need to download the files locally onto your machine. Ensure you have git, then type the following command replacing YOUR-USERNAME with your GitHub username.

$ git clone https://github.com/YOUR-USERNAME/quartz


Great! Now you have everything you need to start editing and growing your digital garden. If you’re ready to start writing content already, check out the recommended flow for editing notes in Quartz.

✏️ Editing Notes in Quartz

Having problems? Checkout our FAQ and Troubleshooting guide.


Haven’t updated Quartz in a while and want all the cool new optimizations?

# add Quartz as a remote host
git remote add upstream git@github.com:jackyzha0/quartz.git

# index and fetch changes
git fetch upstream
git checkout upstream/hugo -- layouts .github Makefile assets config.toml data layouts static

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