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20 <h2 id="redirecting-your-github-pages-website-to-a-dat-url">Redirecting your GitHub Pages website to a Dat URL</h2>
21 <p>2019-12-07 00:00</p>
22 <p>This guide will teach you how to automatically redirect users from your <a href="">GitHub Pages website</a> to a <a href="">Dat</a> website (a <code>dat://</code> link) when they are accessing your GitHub Pages website using <a href="">Beaker Browser</a>.</p>
23 <p>This guide is intended for users who dabble, or want to dabble, with the Dat protocol or decentralized/distributed technology.</p>
24 <p>This guide consists of the following sections:</p>
25 <ul>
26 <li><a href="#requirements">Requirements</a></li>
27 <li><a href="#conventions-used-in-this-guide">Conventions used in this guide</a></li>
28 <li><a href="#enabling-dat">Enabling Dat</a></li>
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30 <h3 id="conventions-used-in-this-guide">Conventions used in this guide</h3>
31 <ul>
32 <li><strong>Note</strong>: Signifies additional information</li>
33 <li><strong>Tip</strong>: Signifies an alternative procedure for completing a step</li>
34 <li><strong>Warning</strong>: Signifies that damage, such as data loss, may occur</li>
35 <li><strong>Example</strong>: Shows how a procedure would be performed in a real scenario</li>
36 <li><code>Inline code and code blocks</code>: Signify package names, filenames, file contents, or commands</li>
37 <li><code>&lt;variable&gt;</code> Signifies that the text between the <code>&lt;</code> and <code>&gt;</code> should be replaced, and the <code>&lt;</code> and <code>&gt;</code> should be removed</li>
38 <li><strong>Bold font</strong> Signifies user interface items</li>
39 </ul>
40 <h3 id="requirements">Requirements</h3>
41 <p>For this guide, ensure you have:</p>
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43 <li>A GitHub account</li>
44 <li>A <a href="">GitHub Pages website repository</a></li>
45 <li><a href="">Installed Dat</a></li>
46 </ul>
47 <h3 id="enabling-dat">Enabling Dat</h3>
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49 <li><p>Add a <code>.well-known/dat</code> file to the root folder of your GitHub Pages repository.</p></li>
50 <li><p>Inside the <code>.well-known/dat</code> file, add the following:</p>
51 <pre><code> dat://your-dat-url/
52 TTL=3600</code></pre>
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55 <p><strong>Note</strong>: Make sure you include the <code>/</code> at the end of the <code>your-dat-url</code>. This seemed to be a make-or-break for me when trying to get this to work.</p>
56 </p>
57 </aside></li>
58 <li><p>Add a <code>_config.yml</code> file to the root folder of your GitHub Pages repository.</p></li>
59 <li><p>Inside the <code>_config.yml</code> file, add the following:</p>
60 <pre><code> include: [&quot;.well-known&quot;]</code></pre></li>
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