These are the steps to clone a Laravel repository from GitHub or Bitbucket.

Are you having a hard time figuring out how to make a Laravel repository work on your development server? This tutorial assumes you already have Composer and Laravel installed, if not please go install it first by following the steps at https://getcomposer.org.

Now that we have Composer and Laravel installed we can now proceed by following the steps below:

  1. Open a terminal and
    cd

    to the directory where you want to place the Laravel folder you are cloning.

  2. Type the command:
    git clone https://repo-address/repo.git
  3. Go into your newly cloned folder.
  4. Type the below command to install the necessary files:
    composer install
  5. Type the below command in terminal to create a new .env file:
    cp .env.example .env
  6. Run the below command to generate a new key:
    php artisan key:generate
  7. Run the below command to clear the config cache:
    php artisan config:clear
  8. Now run the command below to start the server:
    php artisan serve
  9. Get the generated address from the above command and type it in your browser address bar. Done.