In this tutorial, you will learn how to improve your Github profile page in under 5 minutes. No matter if you are looking for new work, trying to win freelance work, prompting your open-source project, or you simply want to take more pride in your online identity, creating a nice looking Github profile will help.
With around 5 minutes of effort, you will learn how to update Github to show custom text on your profile. Using a free online tool you will quickly and easily generate some good looking profile blurb that will make your profile stand out.
If you want to learn who to make your profile pop, this is the tutorial for you 🔥🔥🔥
How To Enable Profile Content
Out-of-the-box, you can not just add text directly to your GitHub profile page. To get started you must create a new public repository whose name is the same as your Github profile page. My GitHub username is
jondjones, for my profile I need to create a new repository within a
README.md file called
This process should take you less than 30 seconds. TO create your profile text, simply add some markdown to the projects
How To Easily Generator Your Profile Blub
Sometimes the hard part of writing a profile blurb is knowing what to write. Deciding what you want to include will often take longer than actually writing the content. To remove this pain and to make life easier, you can use a Github profile generation tool. The best one that I have found so far is https://rahuldkjain.github.io/gh-profile-readme-generator/: Using this tool you fill in some questions from a form and the tool will create the markdown for you:
Using the GitHub Profile README Generator, you can include content like your personal profile information, links to social, information about the languages you are familiar with, badges that display your GitHub stats like contributions and ratings, etc... Creating your profile is as simple as filling in the form and ticking some checkboxes. At the end of the form, you click on the
Generate README button to get the Markdown:
Click on the
Copy Markdown button, and paste the contents into your profile repository in Github. Commit your new change. After saving, go and look at your profile 💥
If you want to learn about some additional Github profile improvement tips, you can find a more complete tutorial on the subject here 😊
If you do not have a profile set-up I recommend you invest the 5 minutes that it will take to make it look a little more professional. Following these tips will instantly level up the appearance of your Github profile. For such a low-hanging fruit type of task, there is no reason not to try it out. Happy Coding 🤘