Introducing GitHub Community Health Files

Introducing GitHub Community Health Files

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Bolaji Ayodeji
ยทSep 27, 2022ยท

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Hey! This article is going to be very short and unstyled. My goal here is to introduce this feature I find very helpful to those who haven't heard of it and probably fill up the SEO space for those searching for it.

GitHub recently introduced a new feature that allows you to create default files like CONTRIBUTING.md, CODE_OF_CONDUCT.md, or even ISSUES templates in a public organization. These default files will be used for any repository owned by the organization that does not contain its file of that type. So if you have open-sourced projects in your company, project, or personal GitHub organization, then this is for you!

All you have to do is create a .github repository and put all the files and templates in it (here's a perfect example). Then, you can find all the supported files here in the GitHub docs. I've also attached a screenshot below to save you some time (but feel free to click the link above to learn more about how to set up health files properly on GitHub). Cheers! ๐Ÿ’™

A screenshot of a section from GitHub docs

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