Suppose you no longer see the message to Compare & pull request your recently pushed branches (as shown below), but you still want to create a Pull Request.
There are 2 other ways to create a Pull Request.
Option #1 – use the Branches list in your repo
You can go to the Branches listing in your repo,
and for the branch you wish to create a new pull request for, click on the
And now you’ll be shown the Open Pull Request form with the same defaults as before. Note again as yesterday, you’re taken to the base repo to open the pull request.
Option #2 – Manually create a Pull Request via the Pull Request tab
I like doing thing manually to truly appreciate what is happening behind the scenes.
First, in your forked repo (e.g. saraford-tips/your-moment-of-github-zen) go to the Pull Requests tab.
Then click on the New pull request button.
Yeah, I’m Captain Obvious here with that above screenshot! But notice what happens. You are again taken to the Open Pull Request page on the base repository.