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New GitHub page shows username.github.io/repository.github.io... Confused

I just followed the exact same steps here to set up a new GitHub Page: https://pages.github.com

 

However, it's doing something weird. For example, let's say I login to GitHub.com using a username of "RandomUsername", and then I go to create a new repository called MyRepository.github.io. When I go to GitHub pages in the settings and use the master branch from the dropdown (to select where the content will be stored), my GitHub Page URL turns into https://RandomUsername.github.io/MyRepository.github.io" as opposed to the expected https://MyRepository.github.io

 

Am I doing this correctly or is the documentation a little off? According to the documentation, whatever you specify for the repository name, aka <user>.github.io, that will be the URL for your GitHub page, but that's not the case. Instead, the URL becomes something.github.io/<user>.github.io.

 

Confusing. Can someone help me here?

 

Do I need to create an entirely new GitHub account in order for it to show up as https://<username>github.io and not have any subdirectory called username.github.io instead?

 

EDIT: Nevermind. Just realized I had to set up a brand new GitHub pages account to accomplish what I was trying to do. Not sure how to delete posts, so figured I'd just add my resolution here for anyone else that may get slightly confused.

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Re: New GitHub page shows username.github.io/repository.github.io... Confused

Hi @altjx, Thanks a lot for coming back and sharing your fix, this post might help another user. Thank you!


Best,
AndreaG

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Re: New GitHub page shows username.github.io/repository.github.io... Confused

I try many times. I always have the same problem. The link of my website is  "https://username.github.io/MyRepositoryName" rather than "https://username.github.io". How can I get the latter one?

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Re: New GitHub page shows username.github.io/repository.github.io... Confused

I have the exact same issue. I am getting started with Github and pretty confused.

Steps followed:

1. Create new Repo -> username.gitbhub.io
2. Create index.html with some content in the master branch.
3. Repo Settings -> Master Branch as Github Pages setting

 

Site shows published as https://myaccountname.github.io/username.github.io