Well in going back over what I was doing, I made one simple mistake. When you are using sftp to transfer to github, you use the git protocol instead of the https one. In other words, there was a switch on the github page to set it to git, and I forgot to click it. http://drops.campfirepixels.info/ngBY Then I used git remote add origin https://github.com/CampFirePixels/twentyseventeen.git instead of git remote add origin email@example.com:CampFirePixels/twentyseventeen.git. Sorry, it will go better in the next chat.