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This blog is built and deployed with Octopress to a Github repository. Previously the repository was a Github User pages site, the now defunct https://github.com/rnsloan/rnsloan.github.com, along with the custom URL rnsloan.com.
While I wanted to continue serving this blog with the custom URL I wanted the ability to serve other projects from the account with Github pages branches from the standard Github pages URL http://rnsloan.github.io/repository. This was not possible with this setup as any request to rnsloan.github.io would forward to rnsloan.com because of the Github User pages site.
To change this I had to do the following:
Changed the repository from a user site to a project site by going to the projects’ settings page and renaming it.
While in Github, took note of the projects’ new SSH Clone URL email@example.com:rnsloan/blog.git.
From the root of the project re-ran
providing the new SSH Clone URL firstname.lastname@example.org:rnsloan/blog.git.
If are having problems with the path to resources, e.g. CSS files, try manipulating the line that sets the site root in _config.yml
The blog is now still served from the Custom URL but other account projects can have their pages branches accessed at http://username.github.io/repository.