Installing on GitHub Pages

This is my first post so let me know if I am doing anything wrong.

Hi All,
I would like to install Discourse on a GitHub Pages site, and have cloned the GitHub repository for Discourse, but I’m not sure what to do next. Any ideas?

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Hi SpaceGuru01 welcome to the forum

I have the feeling you are considering using GitHub Pages as a free host for a Discourse forum. This is not possible.

GitHub Pages is a static site hosting service and doesn’t support server-side code such as, PHP, Ruby, or Python.

A Discourse forum is not a static site, and among other requirements, needs Ruby.

discourse/ at master · discourse/discourse · GitHub

Hardware Requirements

  • modern single core CPU, dual core recommended
  • 1 GB RAM minimum (with swap)
  • 64 bit Linux compatible with Docker
  • 10 GB disk space minimum

Software Requirements