button. Github will now create a fork of the repository for you into your account.
Once you fork the repository, you will need to go into the settings for your new repository and rename it to [username].github.io. Your blog will now be live within a few minutes at http://[username].github.io. However, before you go look at the blog, you need to take a minute to configure a few items in the configuration file _config.yml.
Finding the settings:
Update the name and click the Rename button
There is only 3 values that you are going to want to change:
Optionally, you can also configure your social networks that show up in the footer of the site by filling in the various account names in the “footer-links” section of the _config.yml file.
You can edit the _config.yml directly in Github. Click on the file and then click the icon. Once you have completed your edits, click the green commit button at the bottom of the screen.
Now you are ready to view your new blog. Open a browser and navigate to http://[username].github.io, replacing [username] with your actual username.
In just a few simple steps, you were able to get your blog up and running. Through out the series of lessons, you will learn how to manage your blog, create new pages, customize the theme, and host it with a custom domain name.
In the next lesson, where we create your first blog post.