Zola provides pre-built binaries for MacOS, Linux and Windows on the GitHub release page.


    Zola is available on Brew:

    $ brew install zola

    Arch Linux

    Zola is available in the official Arch Linux repositories.

    $ pacman -S zola


    Zola has been available in the official repositories since Fedora 29.

    $ sudo dnf install zola

    Void Linux

    Zola is available in the official Void Linux repositories.

    $ sudo xbps-install zola


    Zola is available in the official package repository.

    $ pkg install zola


    Zola is available in the official package repository.

    $ doas pkg_add zola


    Zola is available on snapcraft:

    $ snap install --edge zola


    Zola is available on Scoop:

    $ scoop install zola

    and Chocolatey:

    $ choco install zola

    Zola does not work in PowerShell ISE.

    From source

    To build Zola from source, you will need to have Git, Rust (at least 1.43) and Cargo installed. You will also need to meet additional dependencies to compile libsass:

    • OSX, Linux and other Unix-like operating systems: make (gmake on BSDs), g++, libssl-dev
      • NixOS: Create a shell.nix file in the root of the cloned project with the following contents:
       with import <nixpkgs> {};
       pkgs.mkShell {
         buildInputs = [
      • Then, invoke nix-shell. This opens a shell with the above dependencies. Then, run cargo build --release to build the project.
    • Windows (a bit trickier): updated MSVC and overall updated VS installation

    From a terminal, you can now run the following command:

    $ cargo build --release

    The binary will be available in the target/release directory. You can move it in your $PATH to have the zola command available globally or in a directory if you want for example to have the binary in the same repository as the site.