Create a Repo on GitHub
Get a GitHub Account
First things first, create a free account on www.Github.com. If you're under 13, you'll need a parent's email and help to set up the account.
Parts of the page:
- Organization Companies and organizations have accounts on GitHub to keep their projects together.
- Members Are the GitHub users that contribute to an organizations projects. They are sometimes employees or others close to the organization.
- Repository These are projects on GitHub, they contain all the project's instructions and files. Often people say "repo," short for repository. Public repos are open source!
Elements of the repo list:
Explore the Repo
Go to Github.com/diy and click the repo named open-sourcerer. Now you're on the page for this repo. You can see the files inside the repo, the
readme.md gives you instructions for using the project and you can see when changes have been made to the files, these are called commits.
Create a Repo
To create a new repo, go to your account page:
- Click the new repo button near the top left of your menu
- Give your repo a name and short description
- Keep 'Public' selected
- Check to initialize with a README
Awesome! Now you've created your very own repo.
Edit a File
You can actually edit files right in GitHub.com! Click the linked blue filename, README.md. Next, click
You've now got a text box that you can type directly into. Once you've made changes, add a short
commit summary. This is your commit message that summarizes the changes you've made. Then click