Make the most of your github profile

shriji profile image Shriji ・2 min read

Now that everyone is using the special repository on github that makes your account stand out, let's make the most out of it.

Profile hit counter by jwenjian

page_id is your github username and since it is a special repo having your username page.id is also your username.


Custom badges by shields.io

You can show off your talents and skills, the even support JSON parsing so you can display some amazing dynamic parameters and stats.
For example I want to show number of followers on my github

https://api.github.com/users/peopledrivemecrazy this url returns

  "login": "peopledrivemecrazy",
  "id": 3922469,
  "followers": 11, //this is what I need
  "following": 2,
  "created_at": "2013-03-20T15:55:56Z",
  "updated_at": "2020-07-13T09:20:50Z"

This has followers we can query with https://shields.io/ (scroll down a bit and you will find dynamic)
So I would use

Dynamic badge

More stats by @anuraghazra

GitHub logo anuraghazra / github-readme-stats

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GitHub Stats Card

Copy paste this into your markdown content, and that's it. Simple!

Change the ?username= value to your GitHub's username.

[![Anurag's github stats](https://github-readme-stats.vercel.app/api?username=anuraghazra)](https://github.com/anuraghazra/github-readme-stats)

Note: Ranks are calculated based on user's stats, see src/calculateRank.js

Hiding individual stats

To hide any specific stats, you can pass a query parameter ?hide= with comma separated values.

Options: &hide=stars,commits,prs,issues,contribs

![Anurag's github stats](https://github-readme-stats.vercel.app/api?username=anuraghazra&hide=contribs,prs)

Adding private contributions count to total commits count

You can add the count of all your private contributions to the total commits count by using the query parameter ?count_private=true.

Note: If you are deploying this project

Adding more dynamic features by @dylburger

Lastly, if you are actively posting on dev and want a quick template to your profile please check my post

You could combine all the above and make a beautiful profile on github.

Thanks for reading, here is the doggo tax


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Co-Founder @anoram. High Performance JavaScript Apps. I created https://vadivelu.anoram.com/ and https://biriyani.anoram.com/ API.


markdown guide
  • I have created a youtube tutorial for markdown file for begineers!
  • Additionally, I have added a demo for github new profile-level README feature
  • youtube.com/watch?v=x0Boemw9teU