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Message 21 of 33

Re: index.html not working

FWIW, for those (other) newbs out there, I found that if you have an existing repo, what they don't mention in the GH Pages tutorial, is you just need to to go to settings in the repo, then scroll down to the Github Pages section, and then set the (master) branch (this is disabled by default), and save it.

This should create a page you can then goto in the browser. 

 EDIT: theme is optional - I left it off. 

 

See photos for visual guide. 

 

 

settings github.JPGset branch.JPG

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Message 22 of 33

Re: index.html not working

Thanks! This solved my problem! 

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Message 23 of 33

Re: index.html not working

I had the same problem and it was because I had an empty line before<!doctype html> in my index.html

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Message 24 of 33

Re: index.html not working

Thanks Louvivien! That was my issue as well--never would have solved it without your tip.

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Message 25 of 33

Re: index.html not working

I just had this exact same problem, but AFTER it was working

 

It happened because I had to reset the gh-pages branch. So I

  1. git branch -D gh-pages
  2. git push -d origin gh-pages

Then I had a script create an orphan branch gh-pages, populate it, and push it. Before this, everything worked without /index.html, but after, I had to add /index.html. I must have triggered a bug by accident.

 

The fix was was go into the settings and change the GitHub Pages Source branch to master, then back to gh-pages. This toggle was able to get around the bugged state I found myself in and everything is good again.

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Message 26 of 33

Re: index.html not working

Hello,

Had the same error.

 

Solved by adding language property to html tag:

<html lang="en">

 

Or maybe because it just created another build?

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Message 27 of 33

Re: index.html not working

Same thing fixed it for me :-/

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Message 28 of 33

Re: index.html not working

- Create a file named "_config.yml" with "theme: none" written inside of it (all without quotes) into the home/main directory where your "index.html" file is placed.

 

Github Pages is searching for a configuration file for theme (if required) which is what probably does not exist in your case. Try this method, it should work.

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Message 29 of 33

Re: index.html not working


@ahmedazhar05 wrote:

- Create a file named "_config.yml" with "theme: none" written inside of it (all without quotes) into the home/main directory where your "index.html" file is placed.

 

Github Pages is searching for a configuration file for theme (if required) which is what probably does not exist in your case. Try this method, it should work.


 

I have the impression this is a workaround but not a solution. If you access your site via github.com, you want the content of readme.md displayed, so people know, what this project is about. If people access your website via github.io, you want the content of index.html displayed. I was under the impression, that the right way to do this, is to exclude README.md from your website by including in your _config.yml:

exclude:

    - README.md

Now the problems seems to be, that this is not always working as it should.

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Message 30 of 33

Re: index.html not working


@BhenChod1221 wrote:

@ahmedazhar05 wrote:

- Create a file named "_config.yml" with "theme: none" written inside of it (all without quotes) into the home/main directory where your "index.html" file is placed.

 

Github Pages is searching for a configuration file for theme (if required) which is what probably does not exist in your case. Try this method, it should work.


 

I have the impression this is a workaround but not a solution. If you access your site via github.com, you want the content of readme.md displayed, so people know, what this project is about. If people access your website via github.io, you want the content of index.html displayed. I was under the impression, that the right way to do this, is to exclude README.md from your website by including in your _config.yml:

exclude:

    - README.md

Now the problems seems to be, that this is not always working as it should.


 

Had the same error.

 

Solved by adding language property to html tag:

<html lang="en">

 

Or maybe because it just created another build?