The amazing Charles Gray was extraordinarily generous with her time tonight trying to help be troubleshoot deploying this site (love R-ladies). I learned a lot about git.
To push to git you need to use the terminal from WITHIN R-Studio (who knew there was such a thing? shortcut = alt-shift-t). You need to type these commands in sequence.
git add .
git commit -m “something that makes sense”
We typed those three things SO MANY TIMES that I actually learned them- woot!
Now I also know how to check whether things worked, just type