Netfliy site doesn't update in tandem with GitHub repo


I just opened my first personal website by building it in R Quarto, pushing it to GitHub and then to Netlify. However, I’m encountering an error. For some reason the Netlify site deploys,but doesn’t reflect the current changes in the GitHub repo.

Here are the links:
GitHub repo:
GitHub pages: (this is what the site should look like)
Netlify page: (containing only past updates).

9:57:18 AM: build-image version: c88e1420630449f4a2fd995ed7cd2ef80eeab5f6 (focal)

9:57:18 AM: buildbot version: c88e1420630449f4a2fd995ed7cd2ef80eeab5f6

9:57:18 AM: Building without cache

9:57:18 AM: Starting to prepare the repo for build

9:57:18 AM: No cached dependencies found. Cloning fresh repo

9:57:18 AM: git clone --filter=blob:none GitHub - gentiang/ personal blog

9:57:18 AM: Preparing Git Reference refs/heads/main

9:57:21 AM: Starting to install dependencies

9:57:21 AM: Python version set to 3.8

9:57:21 AM: Attempting Ruby version 2.7.2, read from environment

9:57:21 AM: Using Ruby version 2.7.2

9:57:22 AM: Started restoring cached go cache

9:57:22 AM: Finished restoring cached go cache

9:57:24 AM: go version go1.19.13 linux/amd64

9:57:25 AM: Using PHP version 8.0

9:57:26 AM: v18.19.0 is already installed.

9:57:26 AM: Now using node v18.19.0 (npm v10.2.3)

9:57:26 AM: Enabling Node.js Corepack

9:57:26 AM: Started restoring cached build plugins

9:57:26 AM: Finished restoring cached build plugins

9:57:26 AM: Successfully installed dependencies

9:57:26 AM: No build steps found, continuing to publishing

9:57:26 AM: Section completed: building

9:57:28 AM: Finished processing build request in 9.594s

Additonally, I bought a domain name through Netlify, I connected the Netlify site to the domain name, but I still can’t access it that way.

This is the link:

Thanks in advance!


Hi Gentian,

Thanks for reaching out! I’m currently seeing the same content at,, and, which looks to be live. Can you let me know if you’re still experiencing issues? Looking forward to hearing from you!

Hi, the website is live, and has similar content. However, I think I’m having a problem since Netlify isn’t currently “building” my website. As a result some things aren’t built anew when I push to GitHub since GitHub also doesn’t build some things.

How do I give Netlify only the quarto files, so that Netlify can build the website?


Thanks for following up!

I’m not entirely sure what you mean here, but it sounds like the build behavior you’re seeing on Netlify differs from what you see when building the site locally?

If so, a good next step might be setting a relevant build command in your site settings; you also have the option to build the site locally and deploy directly to Netlify via the CLI. Please reach out with any questions!

Hi, thanks for taking your time to respond. I apologize for being a little confusing. You’re right, my local build isn’t always equal to what appears on Netlify. However, after tinkering a bit more, I figured out that the problem stems from my local build. In short, the key pages of my site don’t always get updated when I change a file that is supposed to affect them. As a result, the pages don’t get rebuilt locally either.

Once I figure out how to alter the local build, the Netlify build should happen automatically.

Thanks again, and all the best!