Configuring publishing sources for GitHub Pages
You know what sucks? Maintaining two separate branches of an open source project, just to host its source code and documentation together with GitHub Pages.
For example, my Jekyll theme’s are setup on GitHub with the following branches:
masterholds the theme files for cloning and installing
gh-pagesis a dupe of master with example posts and theme documentation
Anytime I push updates to
master I switch to the
gh-pages branch, cherry pick commits, and deal with any conflicts. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a better way to keep everything together in a single branch?
Well there is. Under Settings there is a drop-down menu under GitHub Pages/Source that allows you to choose where to build from1.
Flip the source to master branch /docs folder, move contents of
gh-pages into /docs on
master, and boom!
Source code and documentation in a single branch. No more switching branches and “cherry picking” for me.