How to Build creative ReadME for your Github Profile

How to Build creative ReadME for your Github Profile

Gaurav Pandey
·Feb 20, 2022·

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Table of contents

  • Editing the README.md file
  • Feature Your Skills
  • Showcase Your Repo stats

If you regularly use Github and watch others profile, you might have noticed, that some people have some Attractive stats, tools logos in their profiles. So through this post, I am going to share some cool stuff for your Github profile with you.

So basically this is easy but you probably would not find it on your own. for this you need to create a simple Github repository

  • Name the repository with your Github username like in my case :
codewithgauri/codewithgauri
  • As soon as you type it in, you will see a message like this:
You found a secret! codewithgauri/codewithgauri is a ✨special ✨ repository 
that you can use to add a README.md to your GitHub profile.
Make sure it’s public and initialize it with a README to get started.
  • Click on Public and initialize this repository with README file.

Editing the README.md file

Now after creating the repository now it’s time to create some cool stuff for profile by editing this README.md file

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  • Now fill in the appropriate details also add your Github repository links.

Feature Your Skills

  • You can also select your respective skillsets to feature them in your profile. image.png

  • After all of these click Generate README and you will get something like this

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And you will see something like this:

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Showcase Your Repo stats

Now we have an amazing tool for you GitHub Readme Stats is a tool that allows you to generate real-time GitHub stats for your contributions and repositories. Sounds pretty cool Nah?

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  • And copy the following code, And replace USERNAME with your GitHub username in order to scrap the stats.
![NAME github stats](https://github-readme-stats.vercel.app/apiusername=USERNAME&show_icons=true&theme=radical)

Also you can choose your favourite theme by replacing. theme=radical

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  • Now Push this file to that repository or just simply copy-paste this code to Github Readme.md

  • Your Profile should now be looking like this.

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HURRAY kudos to you!! have done something awesome. For demo you can check my Github profile here.

 
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