How to run stable diffusion with no fuss on runpod

BY ZHEN LU - AUGUST 28, 2022
We've been hearing that a lot of people have been having trouble getting stable diffusion to work on cloud compute platforms. We now have a simple template that will let you get started with minimal fuss!

If you need to know the basics of how to start a pod, you can check out this guide for starting a disco diffusion pod. All you need to change is to run the stable diffusion template rather than the disco diffusion one. The official RunPod updated template is the one that has the RunPod logo on it!

Official Stable Diffusion Template Link

Please note that it does take about 5 minutes for everything in the GUI to load up and you'll probably get a 502 error until it's done initializing. After it's done loading, you should be able to click on the connect to HTTP port 3000 to connect to your UI!

Here's an example of a lighthouse that was generated using the UI in 6.68s

Check out some of the wonderful guides our users have created for us:

Aitrepreneur's channel ( )

Arki's written guides:

Credit to for the amazing UI. We just automated the install on RunPod :)

Edit* we now use this fork: and the UI looks slightly different!

Zhen is one of the co-founders of RunPod. He holds a PhD in Computational Chemistry and has lots of experience teaching, coding, and talking to people.

Want to join our growing community?
Chat with us on our Discord Server.
Prefer email? Contact us at