Getting Started with GitHub: Stuck on Step 2

Am going through the Getting Started with GitHub course to preview it for a workshop I’m hosting. Currently stuck on step 2 because the bot doesn’t seem to recognise that I’ve enabled Pages. I’ve waited >1 hour. What can I do? 

Hi @megan-stamper! I took a look at your repository, and I see what you mean. I’m not exactly sure what caused that to happen, but I did manually move along your course to the next step. I also posted the instructions that the bot would have posted, if it were working correctly.

Now, if you follow those instructions, things should work as expected. If they don’t, let me know, and we’ll get to the bottom of it. :) 

I too am also experiencing this on every course I take that involves this particular step in setting up Github pages on the master branch.  It just sits there an the bot doesn’t advance.  Have you found any possible solution to this?

@davidfelts this is typically because the app is missing a permission it needs. You should have received an email saying Learning Lab was requesting additional permissions but I know those can be easy to miss. You can fix this by:

  1. Going to

  2. Click *Configure*

  3. Select the account from the list

4. Scroll down to the Permissions and Repository Access section and look for a notification that permissions need to be accepted.

Once you’ve done this, you should be able to disable and then re-enable pages to move forward in the course. Let us know if you are still having troubles after doing this!


Thanks! this solved my issue. I was literally stuck 2-3 hours deleting and re-creating the entire creation again and again.

Thank you! I had been stuck for a month.

I stuck on step 2, too. Follow “Activity: Enable GitHub Pages” steps, and I can visit the github page.
10 hours passed, I still stuck on step 2. I think this is a bug.

I can’t find the account list on step 3 when I finish step 2 and enter *Configure* page. Below is the page.

And of course I still stuck on github page step even I disable and then re-enable page option. Wanna cry.

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It is ok after half an hour, ignore my other replys. I sorry that I can’t delete my replys.

@ishowman it looks like you were able to move to the next step! Please let us know if you have any other difficulties.

@crichid I am also having this problem on “Introduction to GitHub” could you move me to the next step?

I’m also having this problem, please help.

I have tried the solution several times with no luck. 

On /settings/installations/xxxxx I have Read and Read and write selected and under Repository access I have selected github0slideshow. I’m still stuck. What should I try next?

I went to the link. I found Configure. I selected my account. There is no “Permissions and Repository Access” section. In a section that seems to be titled “Integrations,” I opened “Applications.” In there I found GitHub Learning Lab. In its configuration I found it has Read access to checks, metadata, and repository hooks, and also Read and write access to administration, code, commit statuses, deployments, issues, pages, pull requests, repository projects, and workflows. It also has access to all my repositories, current and future. There is nothing about disabling or re-enabling pages.

I’m glad I came here and found out that I’m not the only person totally frustrated with this. I’ve been stuck on step 2 for only about four hours now.

I don’t see how this is a Solution. Maybe it was at some point in time, but anyone trying to follow that now will get nowhere. So I am still waiting and looking for a solution.

That’s the page I saw now on April 15, 2022.

It’s no longer 2019. The pages are not as they were back then.

I’m experiencing the same issue even after following the steps. It keeps saying the problem has been solved when it has not.