FAQ: Deploy Your Website to GitHub Pages - Create A GitHub Account

This community-built FAQ covers the “Create A GitHub Account” exercise from the lesson “Deploy Your Website to GitHub Pages”.

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I followed the exercise exactly but when I try to view my website at https://username.github.io (using my username I get a 404 error.
I must be doing some sort of basic mistake< did anyone have the same problem and solved it?

You can follow this youtube video to get a better visual for the steps. It should work. The only difference now is that the word “master” in Github has been changed to “main”:

However, I ran into another problem. My other projects will not deploy to pages. Only this first project. I have no idea why.

I’m running into a similar problem. I think the codecademy tutorial is out of date, can anyone confirm?

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Same problem here. Solution: after I chose a theme my page was published as intended.
Within the codecademy tutorial check out the troubleshoot section and make sure you follow both steps (i.e. choose source and theme).

I cannot seem to figure out how to add the theme. Can you help?

Hi there. I have been trying to publish my locally developed websites on github pages for a while and although websites are in fact live, it always leads me to the readme file instead of rendering the actual website content. Can anyone guide me where am I going wrong?

Hi. Does it usually take a few minutes for it to be published online?

Yes! make sure your repository is “public” and that you set up the “root” folder on the pages section of your repository settings.
Here is mine if you want to check it out https://ng-rgb.github.io/ng-rgb/

The mistake I was committing was not naming the file “index.html” in the part where it asks you to name the file after username.github.io