Create a Repository on GitHub


This is going to be really short. Creating a Repository on GitHub is easy. All you need a GitHub login and a minute!


  1. Go to GutHub: and create an account for yourself
  2. Once you are done with account creation, come to the welcome page/home page. For navigating to home page, you may click on Git logo(a cat with tentacles & human-like face) present in upper right cornerHomelogo
  3. On the Homepage, you should get an option to create a new repositoryRepositoryNew
  4. Click “New repository” to create a new Repository.
    • Give a name and Description to the repository.
    • Set a visibility to the repository which should be Public or Private
      • Public repository is visible to open web, to anyone. You as the creator can choose who can commit
      • A private repository is hidden from the open web. You as a creator choose who can view and commit to this repository.
  5. Initialize the repository with a README file. This creates a text file with name: in repository an does initial commit for this file. README file is generally maintained for Project Description and change information logging.
  6. Add a license to the repository which effectively defines terms of use for other users.
  7. As the last step, click “Create repository” to do an initial commit to the repository.


Done… That’s it! The created repository is as below:


Some points to be noted:

  • As you can see above, file is created along with GPL3.0 LICENSE.
  • New files can be created here itself by clicking ‘Create new file’ in section ‘h’. Files can be uploaded also.
  • Alternatively, this repository can be cloned with the WebIDE project and all the files of WebIDE will be imported here. We will do this on the next blog!
  1. Index

Leave a Reply