Trigger Github Pages build
I recently moved the
_sass folders into their own theme repo.
This resulted in me having trouble updating my website automatically when the
theme is updated. I tried pushing empty commits to the Github pages repo but
that started to get annoying after sometime. I did a little digging and found
that github has an Pages Api
for exactly this.
Get Authorization token
First go to https://github.com/settings/tokens
and under personal access tokens, click on Generate new token. Give the
token a name and select
public_repo scope and click Generate token
button at the bottom. Copy the token value and store it in a safe place.
curl -H "Authorization: token $AUTH_TOKEN" -H "Accept: application/vnd.github.mister-fantastic-preview+json" -X POST https://api.github.com/repos/:user/:repo/pages/builds
In the above bash snippet replace
$AUTH_TOKEN with your Personal access
token. Then replace the
:user with your username and
:repo with your
gh-pages repository name.
When you run the above command in bash, you should get something like this.