Guide — GitHub Pages — Beginner
Valid: This post is valid as of March 2020.
Scope: This article only covers the GitHub pages created through github.io repository. This article doesn’t contain instructions for Custom Domain GitHub Pages or GitHub Pages with Jekyll.
1. GitHub Pages
GitHub pages works straight away when you place a valid “index.html” file in a repository which is named as that of the username along with “github.io” suffix. i.e. <username>.github.io
Grab your favorite text editor and add an index.html file to your project: Hello World I’m hosted with GitHub Pages…
2. Link other repositories to GitHub Pages
GitHub has also allowed other repositories belonging to that User (username) to be part of the main GitHub page (through sub-routes) i.e. <username>.github.io/<other-repositories>
This option can be found under the “Settings > GitHub Pages” of any repository. Select the Source branch and it will automatically be published as a sub-route of the main GitHub Page.
Working with GitHub Pages
You can create a website directly from a GitHub repository. GitHub Pages is available in public repositories with…
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