1. Fork the original code in github
Open https://github.com/lightninglabs/lightning-dev-site and while logged in, select the "Fork" option and follow any prompts.
2. Clone your fork to a local directory
Open terminal and type
git clone https://github.com/YOUR-USERNAME/lightning-dev-site.git lightning-dev-site-yourname
or if you have ssh keys setup for your git profile
git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:YOUR-USERNAME/lightning-dev-site.git lightning-dev-site-yourname
then change to the directory
3. Add the upstream, and sync your fork from it
If there have been commits since you cloned your fork, you will need to update from the master tree.
git remote add upstream git://github.com/lightninglabs/lightning-dev-site.git git fetch upstream
4. Updating your fork from original repo to keep up with their changes
git pull upstream master
git merge upstream/master
5. Make edits
Edit the various files in your desired editor. Save and exit.
6. Add the changes
To add a lot of files you can use
git add *
or just a single file
git add <filename-which-changed>
7. Add a commit message
git commit -m "this is an explanatory message"
7. updating your fork master
You will need to provide your github user/pass for this next step, or have ssh keys setup in your github account.
8. Make a pull request
Back in your browser, navigate to https://github.com/YOUR-USERNAME/lightning-dev-site and select "Pull Request".
Github will check your fork against the original and highlight the changed files.
Proceed to add the PR and include a useful message.