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How to deploy a static React app on GitHub Pages and Setup GitHub Actions to automate the build process

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What is GitHub Pages?

First Steps

New Git repository called gitpage
npx create-react-app gitpage
// wait for create-react-app to finish...
cd gitpage
npm start

Pushing to GitHub and setting up

“homepage”: “https://{username}",
git remote add origin{username}/gitpage.git
git push -u origin master
git checkout -b gh-pages
git push -u origin gh-pages

Setting up GitHub Actions to build and deploy on new push

git checkout master
git pull

Testing out

Hello GitHub Pages!
git add .
git commit -m "Changed to Hello GitHub Pages!"
git push origin master

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