How to customise your GitHub profile (GitHub secret)

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In this two-minute tutorial, I want to show how to quickly turn your boring GitHub profile page into something more personal, like this:

I recently came across this little feature that will make your GitHub profile stand out.

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Step 1

Create a public repository that matches your GitHub username. E.g. username is ‘Renatello’.

I created a repository

Make sure you make it public and add a README file. Although, you can add a README file later.

Step 2

This is where the fun part begins. Once you’ve created your *special* repository and added a README file you can start customising your profile page.

You can use native GitHub markup to tweak the README file. Whatever you add to that file will show up at the top of your profile page.

That’s it.

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Renat Galyamov

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