Create own repo

A quick and easy question to create our own repo, do we clone the project or crate a new project? When I google, it says to create a new project, but the clone makes more sense.

Hi @victoria

You need to create a new project, to create a new repo. Cloning the project allows you to download all the files in the new project repo, with something like:

git clone

Hi @snim2

So in order to work and contribute to project i just need to clone it and work on it but for a new repo just create a new project

A project is just a repo with some helpful GitLab features like issues and merge requests. When you create a new project, a repo is created for you.

There are some docs here.

I would suggest you give it a go – you can always delete the project later on!

It is really helpful. Thank you so much!!