How to create a repository on GitHub and clone it locally using VScode

7 min readMay 8, 2020

This article will walk you through step-by-step showing you how to create a remote repository on GitHub and then clone a copy of it on your local machine using VScode.

In order to follow along in this article you will need to have an active GitHub account. If you currently do not have an account with GitHub you can easily create one by going here: GitHub

We will proceed with this article based on the assumption that you already have an account.

1 — How to create a repository on GitHub

First you will need to login to GitHub, and as soon as you are authenticated you will be redirected to your home/dashboard page. On that page you have two ways to create a new repository.

You can either locate the green button on the top left hand side of the page as shown in the screen shot below:

Or perhaps you can click on the + icon located at the top right hand side of the page and then select the “New repository” action item.