Creating a repository might seem very technical and a barrier to entry but it’s actually pretty easy if you follow these steps.
There are different sites who can help you with hosting and setting up a repository but one of the most populair ones is GitHub , that we’ll be using for the example.
First , head over to the GitHub website here
This will bring you to this page :
Enter your email adres ,create a secure password, a (public) username that you want to be associated with the account, and click on Create Account.
Check your email and use the verification code
Enter some personalization information (or skip them)
Welcome to your GitHub page!
On the top left , you can see the button Create Repository. Click on this to create a new repository.
Set a name for your repository (like Frosty_Friday)
Include a Description and decide if you want this to be a private or public repository (Public repos are able to be seen by everyone, private is for those whom you invite. To post in a repo (committing) you always need to be invited).
If you’re happy with the information , just click on Create repository and you’ll be ready to go!
I’ve created my GitHub , now what?
You’ve got some options that you can choose from.
You can either use a program to manage your repository (like GitHub Desktop) , use an IDE that can connect directly to it so you can code and commit at the same time (like VS Code , a guide to which you can find here) or simply use the GitHub site to add new files.
For using the last option , simply click on Add File
And select ‘Create new file’.
Add the code that you want to share and name the file at the top (Tip: want to put your files into folders ? Simply add the foldername/filename instead of just a filename).
Press Commit new file and you’re all done 🙂