How to push data to Github Desktop?

Maybe I’m an idiot…I feel like I’ve read every post online and asked everyone around me how to do this, but I can’t figure it out. How do you push data you’ve collected to Github using Github Desktop?? I have it set up on my desktop and can navigate around the app. I’m not sure how to get the data I’ve collected and push it to a specific project on Github. Any help?

@victoriaakelly great question! Our training team put together a tutorial video that may be helpful for you. We also have some GitHub Desktop help documentation available for you to reference. Here’s a basic workflow using GitHub Desktop:

  1. Make changes in your project using your IDE/text editor

  2. Switch back to GitHub Desktop – you should see changed files in the Changes tab in the left sidebar

  3. Commit those changes in the bottom-left corner of GitHub Desktop. Make sure to enter a commit summary!

  4. Click the Push origin button to push the changes up to the remote repository on GitHub. If you have not yet created a repository on GitHub you will see a Publish repository option that will allow you to create the remote repository.

You’ve now pushed your changes up to GitHub. If you encoutner any errors, please let me know! I would also recommend reading through some of our recommended resources for getting started with Git and GitHub. I hope that helps!

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I made changes in my text editor but nothing came up in my github desktop? I used atom like the tutorial did and named everythign the same as my github desktop but nothing has popped up in ‘changes’.

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In my case I should open in editor via Git Desktop menu, in this case Git Desktop will be able to track changes in em.
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P.S. Git will track only changes in tab of the editor that was triggered via Git’s “open in Notepad” or “open with default program” actions.