To complete this tutorial, you need a GitHub.com account and Internet access. You don’t need to know how to code, use the command line, or install Git (the version control software GitHub is built on).
Step 1. Create a Repository
To create a new repository
- In the upper right corner, next to your avatar or identicon, click and then select New repository.
- Name your repository hello-world.
- Write a short description.
- Select Initialize this repository with a README.
Step 2. Create a Branch
To create a new branch
- Go to your new repository hello-world.
- Click the drop down at the top of the file list that says branch: master.
- Type a branch name, readme-edits, into the new branch text box.
- Select the blue Create branch box or hit “Enter” on your keyboard.
Step 3. Make and commit changes
Make and commit changes
- Click the README.md file.
- Click the pencil icon in the upper right corner of the file view to edit.
- In the editor, write a bit about yourself.
- Write a commit message that describes your changes.
- Click Commit changes button.
Tip: Check out our other Guides, YouTube Channel and On-Demand Training for more on how to get started with GitHub.