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How to add a README to your GitHub profile

Stefan Natter πŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΉπŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸ’» on July 09, 2020

A new feature arrived on GitHub today. You can finally add a README to your GitHub profile. This is how it works: Create a repo with your gith...
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Lars Christian Schou

Take a look at this.

It amazing. Back to the old days! πŸ”₯

github.com/beyondcode/github-now

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Stefan Natter πŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΉπŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸ’» Author

That's cool. I was thinking about something for Spotify too yesterday evening. Funny.

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Waylon Walker

I like the clean look of yours. I have a thread of people sharing images of theirs. You can share yours as well or check it out for more inspiration.

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Stefan Natter πŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΉπŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸ’» Author

Thanks for sharing the list with me Waylon. After looking at the comments I wanna update mine first XD. People have interesting creative ideas.

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Elango Sundar

I have created a repository for awesome github profile aims to collect the all awesome beautiful READMEs profile and make your Profile look good & Inspire other's.

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Keff • Edited

Cool, do you mind if I reference this from my post? I made a post asking people about their opinions on this feature.

Here is my post, if you have any opinions about the feature, please come over and let's talk about it!

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Stefan Natter πŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΉπŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸ’» Author

Hi Manolo, thanks it’s fine for me. Go ahead, cool!

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Waylon Walker

Here is what mine looks like so far.

waylonwalker GitHub profile

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Stefan Natter πŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΉπŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸ’» Author

I like the reference to your Digital Garden. That's what I try to achieve here on dev.to (and later on my own site) too.

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Andrew Baisden

This is how mine looks at the moment

GitHub

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Stefan Natter πŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΉπŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸ’» Author

I like the banner and the Dragon Ball topic.

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Andrew Baisden

Thanks I decided to keep it simple but I also wanted to take the opportunity to add some of my design work too.

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Thomas H Jones II

Nifty. Wonder if they're planning to make it available for orgs (after trying on my personal profile, I attempted similar for an org and it seemed like a "no juice" kind of thing).

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Stefan Natter πŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΉπŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸ’» Author

Oh, too bad. Because we were thinking about this for our org too. Thanks for testing it already.

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Thomas H Jones II

I assume the will add it, because it would likely be even more useful – from a "branding" standpoint – to orgs than individuals. I mean, it's supposedly still in the rollout process – that, even now, not all users have the capability of enabling it.

I submitted a request for our org about it, however. I guess we'll see what their eventual response is.

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Pol Monroig Company

Note that you need to login into an account to be able to see it.

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Robert

I can see it without being logged in.

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Pol Monroig Company

Ooh, yes me too. They must have updated it. I swear🀞

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Stefan Natter πŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΉπŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸ’» Author

really? didn’t know that.

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Pol Monroig Company

At least yesterday when I tried itπŸ˜…

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Jimmy Cook

Here is my github
github profile

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Stefan Natter πŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΉπŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸ’» Author

That's good :D Made me laugh.

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Arturs Smirnovs

Here is a tool that could help you to get started with github readme :)
Add description / social media / badges and other stuff with just few clicks..

GitHub logo arturssmirnovs / github-profile-readme-generator

⭐⭐⭐ Github profile readme generator allows you to create nice and simple github profile readme files that will be included in your profile previews.

Github readme generator

Hi there πŸ‘‹.

⭐⭐⭐ Check out this tool here.

Github readme generator

This project allows you to create nice and simple github profile readme files that will be included in your profile previews.

You can include multiple things: Headers, subtitles, skills, banner, additional information, social media links and statistics badges.

website

Usage

  • Go to: arturssmirnovs.github.io/github-pr...
  • Fill inputs
  • Copy code from textarea
  • Create repository with name that equals your github username
  • Add readme.md
  • Paste copied code and save
  • Enjoy

Preview

Github readme generator

Used

github.com/anuraghazra/github-read...

github.com/arturssmirnovs/github-p...

github.com/simple-icons/simple-icons

Vue JS :)




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DarkWiiPlayer

Funny... I've had a DarkWiiPlayer/darkwiiplayer repo for a while now and it seems the difference in capitalization breaks this feature πŸ€”

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Kshitij Singh

I have tried to collect some Github profile readme examples along with some tips to create one. Please have a look and share feedback.

Here's mine : github.com/singhkshitij

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Bryan Dimabayao

That's awesome! Thank you for the tip!

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Hassan Abral

Here is mine: github.com/hassanyakef

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Andy Piper

I kept it simple -> github.com/andypiper

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Stefan Natter πŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΉπŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸ’» Author

I like yours!

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Zakaria Farhati

That's really cool bro, thank you <3

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Stefan Natter πŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΉπŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸ’» Author

You're welcome! :D

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I'm • Edited

Interesting feature! Mine is also ready. :)

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lachlanv

What an awesome, fun tip.

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Anurag Hazra

Its super cool. and yesterday i created this ->

hopefully you'll like it :D

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Stefan Natter πŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΉπŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸ’» Author

Wow, that's great. I thought of such a feature too. Awesome.

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Kim Hallberg

Ooh wow, didn’t know about this one, cool, thanks for the tip, I’m going to be sharing this one. πŸ˜€

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Stefan Natter πŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΉπŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸ’» Author

Thanks, Kim and you're welcome.

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Sethu Senthil • Edited

Does your repo have to be public for this? I mean, it does not really matter just wondering!

EDIT: It does!

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Stefan Natter πŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΉπŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸ’» Author

Thanks for testing this.

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Heval Hazal Kurt

Here is mine

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Elvin Aghammadzada • Edited

Check it out

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Γ“scar A. Montiel

thanks bro

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francotel • Edited

Great, my profile:

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Bharat Dwarkani

Here is mine - github.com/bharatdwarkani

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Ricardo Beckert

Does anyone know if there is a dev.to badge to use?
Like Twitter, it would be nice...

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Hibrit Usta

Thank you

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Stefan Natter πŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΉπŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸ’» Author

You're welcome.

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Lajos Koszti

Seriosly?

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Stefan Natter πŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΉπŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸ’» Author

Yes! :)

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Anuj Grover πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸ’»

github.com/groverception

keeping it simple for now :)

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Chetan Gawai

Keeping it simple for now. Here is my profile -
github.com/chetangawai

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Saurav Gupta

test out my profile: github.com/sauravgupta2800