How to Fork a Repository on GitHub: A Step-by-Step Guide

Ayyaz Zafar
3 min readApr 18, 2024

Are you ready to dive into the world of open-source collaboration and take your coding skills to the next level? In this blog post, we’ll walk you through the process of forking a repository on GitHub, a crucial skill for any developer looking to contribute to projects or experiment with new ideas.

But before we get started, make sure to check out our video tutorial on YouTube for a visual guide on forking repositories:

By watching the video alongside reading this post, you’ll gain a comprehensive understanding of the forking process and be well on your way to becoming a GitHub pro!

What is Forking?

Forking a repository creates a copy of someone else’s project in your own GitHub account. This allows you to freely modify and experiment with the codebase without affecting the original project. It’s a fundamental concept in open-source collaboration and a great way to learn from and build upon the work of others.

Step 1: Find the Repository