Hosting websites/homepages on GitHub Pages
Often we don’t need more than a static website
Unless you need user authentication or a sophisticated database behind your website, GitHub Pages can be a very nice alternative to running your own web servers. This is how all https://coderefinery.org material is hosted.
How to find the website URL
Here below, NAMESPACE can either be a username or an organizational account.
Personal homepage or organizational homepage
Generated URL: https://NAMESPACE.github.io
Generated from: https://github.com/NAMESPACE/NAMESPACE.github.io (main branch)
Generated URL: https://NAMESPACE.github.io/REPOSITORY
Generated from: https://github.com/NAMESPACE/REPOSITORY (gh-pages branch)
Exercise - Your own website on GitHub Pages
GH-Pages-2: Host your own github page
Deploy own website reusing a template:
Follow the steps from GitHub Pages https://pages.github.com/. The documentation there is very good so there is no need for us to duplicate the screenshots.
Select “Project site”.
Select “Choose a theme”.
Follow the instructions on https://pages.github.com/.
Browse your page on https://USERNAME.github.io/REPOSITORY (adjust “USERNAME” and “REPOSITORY”).
Make a change to the repository after the webpage has been deployed for the first time.
Please wait few minutes and then verify that the change shows up on the website.
You can use HTML directly or another static site generator if you prefer to not use the default Jekyll.
It is no problem to use a custom domain instead of