Note: you need to have ssh key associated with github.
Look into ssh post and check ssh keys on https://github.com/settings/keys
Fork the original project on GitHub
Fork icon in the header of any repository on GitHub.
Create a local copy
Copy the link from your forked repository.
And enter into console:
git clone your-fork.git
Make the original repository a remote repo
Making original repository a remote repo is important so that you will be able to have the latest version of any changes that happened there since you forked the repository.
git remote add upstream git@________.git git fetch upstream git branch --set-upstream-to=upstream/master master
Every time you create a new project start a new branch so that it is easier to see which files were changed in the process and that your code is separate from any other changes.
git checkout -b name_of_the_branch
Make changes in code and commit, push to repo
When you create new files, change existing ones and work on your project, make sure you commit updates and sync your branch with your repository on GitHub.
git add filename git commit -m "Message for commit" git push -u origin name_of_the_branch
-u was added to last command so we can push next time with only
Now go to GitHub and Submit request (Green button on local repo)
Example locations of repos:
base fork: ivandoric/olympus base: master head fork: 22nds/olympos compare: functions_sidebar_ids
All done. Now cross your fingers that pull request will be merged to the original repo.